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Roll Call: “Biden at bat: ‘There is no joy in Mudville’”

by Caitlin Peartree

The Winston Group’s David Winston considers the results of the election in today’s Roll Call, with takeaways for both Democrats and Republicans. 

In many ways, the 2020 election has already delivered its verdict. Simply put, the blue wave that was predicted never happened, and while it may not have technically been a red wave, it was certainly a “red surprise” with unexpected Republican strength driving key victories at every level.

In the end, there was “no joy in Mudville” for a party that expected a clean sweep. There was no mandate for Biden or the Democratic leadership on the Hill, nor for the Democratic Party and its policies. The top issue in this election was the economy, as it usually is, but this year, it was complicated by the impact of the coronavirus.

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