problems of this magnitude require deliberation, they require compromise, they require straight talk rather than lies and obfuscation. They require leadership and, yes, empathy. They require more than simple assertions that the virus will go away or that the economy will rebound bigger and better and more beautifully than ever — they require actual policies and plans created in consultation with experts.
Donald Trump is not up to the task.
And since Matt Damon’s not in the race, that leaves Joe Biden, who I suspect will do a far better job than the current president.