And the rest of the news from across the border is Bernie Sanders has quit the Democratic nomination race.
He hangs up his hat and let Joe Biden enter the ring where the foregone conclusion is President Trump would have an easy win unless some divine intervention happens.
Flickering pragmatism of Biden wins over the dogmatic consistency of Sanders.
It is the second time in a row that Sanders has dropped out to the disappointment of many looking for a real change in the political environment of the USA.
Americans expected this change from Barrick Obama. But more words were delivered by him than actions during his two-term at the White House.
Come, Biden, there is hardly a difference of red and blue in the baggage he carries. The contents of the baggage have enough of his personal choices that are in line with the Republican Party from wars in foreign lands to the domestic social or economic issues.
Is the November presidential election would be a battle between the two-in-one political figures or based on some real ideological differences?
So far, being a “moderate” candidate, Biden has not demonstrated a distinct approach to challenge the style of rule with Trump stamp on it.
What can Biden do to offer a marked difference in the election fray?
He can pick up where Sanders has left his progressive agenda related to domestic and foreign policies. He must adopt those elements that appealed to the young voters.
To reinforce Sanders’ legacy, Biden can seriously consider Elizabeth Warren as his vice-presidential running mate because she echoes many of veteran socialist’s policy statements.
If not, the upcoming presidential vote would turn out to be a predictable and bland one.
-By Promod Puri