Americans have lost their political theory of mind

Published Nov 06 2020 at 10:23 PM GMT
  • For most of this presidential election season, I studiously avoided predicting its outcome.
  • I knew, of course, the polls showed Democratic nominee Joe Biden well in the lead, but I also thought high expectations from both sides were wildly unrealistic.
  • When friends and family asked me to prognosticate, my answer was always very tentative, more caveat than claim.
  • Some of that caution was an after-effect of 2016, when I, like so many in the chattering class, assumed President Trump would lose.



  • Published Nov 6, 2020 10:23 PM GMT