What a crazy week for the world of politics

Samuel Ogali, Courier Staff

This entire process has been truly crazy and unpredictable. Just when you think things are going pretty well, a bombshell is thrown that completely changes everything. First it was Coronavirus, then the economy and unemployment, then the protests and riots and even the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. But one element that is just unbelievable is the fact that the President of the United States contracted Coronavirus himself.

Even though this news is shocking and concerning given the fact that he’s the leader of the free world, it’s not really that much of a surprise since President Trump has been hesitant of wanting to to wear a mask on certain occasions and still continues to have big gatherings at the White House and even at his rallies. With his own CDC and Coronavirus task force undercutting him at every turn, Trump has still disregarded his own administration’s guidelines in hopes to secure his re-election chances.

But even before that, Trump and Biden participated in their first presidential debate and after watching it entirely, it was honestly one of the worst debates I’ve ever watched. Trump constantly interrupted Biden and barely let him get any answers in. If anything, the moderator Chris Wallace completely lost control of the debate due to Trump’s constant interrupting. The only policy debate that I remember hearing was the discussion on the environment and Biden’s plan to transition to renewable energy by 2035. Aside from that, it was predictable Trump being irritating and Biden just reacting to it in a relatable fashion. After watching the first one, I honestly don’t want to see the next two, but I will likely watch them for pure entertainment.

With less than 30 days left until the election, I honestly just want this to be over. I can only speak for myself, but I really haven’t learned anything new about both of these candidates. I know Trump wants to appoint conservative judges, build a wall on the southern border, and so on. Biden wants to focus on renewable energy, deal with the coronavirus, and so one. Pretty much everything I knew a year prior.

However, the one thing that’s for sure is the fact that we may not know who the winner is until after the election, which would make it even more chaotic. Because of mail-in ballots and the obvious litigation that could arise, this election, just like in 2000, could be decided by the Supreme Court. If such a thing were to happen, in my opinion, that would be the biggest middle finger of 2020.