President Biden has nearly 50 years of political life, with his experience he is a master of American democracy and hegemony ideology to the point addictive to Cold War mentality. Although Biden was not born into an established political family, he has devoted himself to political services early on in life after graduating from college in Delaware, from local town to state to federal serving as a Senator for decades then as Obama’s Vice President expecting to become the president. Unfortunately, he had an ambitious competitor, Hillary Clinton, in the Democratic Party and a surprising dark horse, Donald Trump, in the Republican Party contending for the presidency in 2016. He yielded to Hillary and Hillary lost to Trump. Trump did not cooperate with any of the establishment and formed his somewhat mismatched team heavily influenced by ‘anti-communist’, ‘hawkish right’, and ‘America first’ personalities. Trump liked to act alone hence driving U.S. diplomacy into entirely unilateral decision affairs alienating U.S. Allies. Then a world corona virus pandemic erupted, and the U.S. suffered the highest death toll and its consequential economic impact. These events cost Trump’s second term; Trump lost to Biden narrowly with a few states (electoral votes). Trump was unwilling to accept defeat, thus challenging election irregularity, encouraging protests and planning his 2024 come back. Biden, on the other hand, was attacking Trump with all ammunition, including Trump’s scandals, tax return investigation, mishandling of top-secret documents and linking Trump with the Capitol protest, all for the purpose of putting Trump in jail.
It is interesting to review the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections. The first one was a surprise win for Trump due to an internal struggle within the Democratic Party. Hillary was a strong character and electing a woman president seemed to be a hot objective in the Democratic Party. Hence, Hillary was able to edge Biden out of the game. Biden’s second son, Hunter’s improper behavior (drugs, discharge from military service, corruption, and relation with Ukraine energy corporations involving Biden as VP in the White House) might have contributed to Biden’s yield to Hillary. But Hillary’s loss to Trump could be traced to Hillary’s over-zealous actions trying to beat Trump (including planting evidence to show a Trump-Putin tie). Trump was able to unite the base population, including some of the independents to defeat the establishment carried by Obama-Hillary-Biden. Reviewing the 2020 presidential election, Biden won narrowly. Trump was unlucky (pandemic and economic impact) and practiced strong-handed diplomacy (trade tariffs and tough negotiations) which cost him media support. Trump had no control over domestic and international media, democrats could use media to challenge Trump, for example, Congress’ impeachment against him. Hunter Biden’s affairs were raised again in the 2020 presidential contest, but Biden managed to brush the matter away saying he is removed from Hunter’s affairs. Thus, Biden’s narrow win could be attributed to Trump’s bad luck and bad manners.
After Biden won the 2020 presidential election, he fully organized his team with the personnel left from the establishment crew from the Obama-Biden era. However, Biden’s team seems to have no new idea, basically continuing a selfish America-Interest-First diplomacy except leveraging up many American Allies to rival Russia and China. Contrasting the gradual weakening of the U.S. economy and the fast rise of China”s development, Biden’s China policy has been set more vicious and broad-ranged than Trump’s anti-China measures. Blinken, Deputy Secretary of State when Biden was Vice President, was promoted to the Secretary of State. Blinken is extremely loyal to Biden fully supporting his foreign policy. But Biden was schooled and deeply influenced by the Cold War mentality seemingly unable to assess and adopt the fast-changing economico-politico dynamics of the world. Hence, the Biden-Blinker foreign policy seemed to be more busy work than real accomplishments. They have created more alliances (such as AUKUS and QUAD+) but are unsure of their effectiveness. The U.S. using NATO provoked the Russian-Ukraine war, but its consequences were not beneficial to anyone. The U.S. may have profited a little from the sale of natural gas to the EU, but it has no idea of how to end the conflict never mind how to restore Ukraine. The U.S. launched the Indo-Pacific strategy against China, but it looks like its allies are more interested in getting weapon technology than serving as U.S. surrogate war agents fighting China. Recently so many world leaders rushed to visit China, Saudi and Iran established diplomatic relations due to China’s mediation and China proposed a sensible twelve-point peace plan for solving the Russia-Ukraine war. All these have made world leaders think twice about taking sides in the U.S.-China rivalry. EU, South American, and South-East Asian countries began to realize the pitfalls of severing economic ties with China. Blinken’s futile effort trying to open the door to visit China has aroused Americans' doubts about his ability. As a typical political phenomenon in American politics, once media started a breeze, the wind takes shape gaining momentum. Blinken’s days may be numbered if the Hunter-Blinken-Biden fiasco continues to flare in the media.
When Biden was the U.S. VP, Hunter Biden served as a board director for a Ukraine energy company, not only receiving generous compensation but also accepting large sums of payoffs from his business associates. Hunter has brought his foreign business associates to the West Wing of the White House to meet VP Biden. It is hard to say that VP Biden was not used or engaged in some lobbying or favor exchange affairs. Blinken had testified that Biden was unaware of Hunter’s foreign dealings but that turned out to be untrue. This new evidence would put Hunter, Blinken, and Biden all together concerning national security, corruption, lies, and misuse of authority. Since these questionable activities involved Biden and the White House, their impact on the 2024 presidential election is unavoidable. Now Biden has announced to seek a second term and Trump has been full speed forward in campaigning. Looking forward, we expect to hear besides the debate on each candidate’s presidential accomplishment, also the clearance of each’s improper behavior - to be examined on the balance for Justice. Will Hunter-Blinken-Biden escape the serious scrutiny by the American Justice system or not will be the drama for all Americans to watch! Will Justice be served eventually?