The beauties, tragedies and madness of the US presidential election

The North Lawn of the White House in Washington on Nov 12, 2020.
The North Lawn of the White House in Washington on Nov 12, 2020.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Mr Joe Biden must feel a little like a human cannonball about now. He's been launched skyward with a jolt and bang, and it must be exhilarating to feel the success of getting airborne, and then to experience the freedom, grace, and speed of flight.

It must be interesting, too, for Joe to look down and see the circus crowd below mostly admiring his feat, though he notices as well many Trumpists unreconciled to defeat and some busy setting up ground-to-air litigation guns. Luckily, these guns seem capable of firing only blanks.

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