Time to start that Biden thread...
I think it makes sense given how much executive power is vested directly in the President, not least being commander in chief of the armed forces. It is sensible to allow him and his staff to get on top of their briefs before they start.Does highlight, why does it take so long to switch presidents?
Sort of with you.I think it makes sense given how much executive power is vested directly in the President, not least being commander in chief of the armed forces. It is sensible to allow him and his staff to get on top of their briefs before they start.
Its not like the UK, where we only really have a proper regime change every 15 years or so. Instead in the US there is a very real chance of change every four years and so embedding a handover period is sensible.
If you think about, when a new US President gets in, he brings in his own staff from anywhere. In the UK they are picked from a small pool in their own Parliamentary party. Ergo we only have a 100% change of Ministers in the UK when the ruling political party falls. In the last half century that occurs very rarely:everything 15years? Lost me on that point.
I think troubles/damage Trump has caused in the psyche of 40 odd million people is going to stick around for minimum 20 years.Let's face it, now that the removal of Trump is done, do I think Biden will be a good POTUS? The answer is .....YES - but he has his hands full reversing Trump's legacy.
I really hope the partisan fighting doesn't open the door for another Trump challenge or even one of his cronies. The US needs stability in leadership and thought. It needs to show kindness again.
President-elect Joe Biden's team has announced the executive actions he will take immediately. They include reversals of Trump policies including:
- Stopping the US pullout from the World Health Organization (WHO)
- Rejoining the Paris Agreement on Climate Change
- Ending a ban on travel from several Muslim-majority countries
There's no doubt Biden has a hell of a job on his hands given the division and hatred Trump has created, hopefully his stamina and health doesn't fail him as he looks pretty fragile.
I hope Harris is given the space to develop and contribute as I believe the future of his administration's success is very much beholden to her.
Pretty sure he said from the start she was going to be "co President" more than "vice President" - I guess he knows his limits. She's no Ivanka though is sheShe could well end up basically being the President, by virtue of Biden's age and health. He's no spring chicken!
I expect her to be the most active Veep that the role has ever had.
Grow Honeysuckle, Morning Glory, Wisteria etc up it and let it become The Wall of Flowers or the Hanging Gardens of America. That woud be kinda symbolic of somethingNothing to do is there? Just stop it and ignore it. Turn what little there is into a tourist attraction.