Millions of people across America are feeling a very specific way; a feeling that can only be expressed as ‘needing a bigger boat.’ Relief from the end of the 2020 election and its effects was brief, and arguably nonexistent. The urge for fair and, much more importantly, new candidates was met with no solution, as Joe Biden and Donald Trump could be–for the second time–the Democratic and Republican candidates of the 2024 election.
Democrats and Republicans seem to have never been more different, so much so that finding a common ground in this situation feels easier than gaining balance in a capsizing boat. A very, very capsized boat.
But with the insurmountable amount of disagreements between Republicans and Democrats, there is one common goal they must come together to prevent to ensure the overall good of the country.
Neither Joe Biden nor Donald Trump should be the final candidate for their party.
America is divided, and both politicians are at fault for causing this. Biden and Trump have the lowest approval ratings of any president in the past century, and one of them will be elected again. But there is one thing we can do to prevent this: vote and show your support for other candidates.
What America needs is unification and justice, not a fraudulent presidency or unnecessary involvement in a foreign affairs. American values would be made a joke, reduced to nothing more than a mild warning that politicians continuously ignore. A new presidency is an opportunity for change, not a chance to prove which president’s terrible reputation serves less terrible.
On one hand, Donald Trump’s reputation speaks for itself. Trump’s outright refusal to accept the facts as they are has led to an unprecedented amount of destruction at the hands of a president. Accusations of election fraud, encouraging terrorist attacks, and four entirely different indictments should speak for themselves as some of the promising dangers of re-electing Donald Trump.
On the opposite side of the spectrum of menacing presidents, Joe Biden has not served four years yet, but America has retained several detrimental damages that result in its apparent state of turmoil. Homelessness, poverty, and drug epidemics are reaching unrivaled rates, but (against the wishes of the overall public) Joe Biden sends money to countries involved in wars on the opposite side of the globe. Many Americans–both Republicans and Democrats–are questioning Biden’s integrity, as the overall Democratic consensus is against his re-election, yet he maintains that his victory is necessary for the American people.
Biden and Trump are becoming caricatures for their political parties, neither of which seems to make a decision that satisfies the majority of their supporters. However, the American election system was not built around flexibility for sudden changes, so a change in both of the number one candidates less than a year before voting starts is unlikely, but knocking out two prior presidents from the election is a feat considered impossible.
For as bad as their terms were, for as much damage as they caused, one would think that Biden and Trump would be unquestionably wrong choices for another election, but the election is alarmingly close, and each candidate’s following seems only to grow.