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Double or Nothing

   Any number of lines can be drawn though a single point

Posted in 2020 elections

For a column that likes to look a little forward, the Trump presidency is a considerable roadblock. It won’t be possible to write with confidence about the America story until his administration is succeeded by the next. For that matter, Donald Trump himself can’t think very far ahead in these circumstances, and, while he improvises well, he is clearly a man accustomed to planning well into the future. So the intriguing question for the moment remains, what happens if the seventy-four-year-old Trump declares victory and doesn’t run again?  What if he waits to announce, perhaps at the last possible moment,