Of course none of us alive have ever witnessed anything like this. But take a longer view, and you’ll see there is something very old and very familiar about the 2020 race.
The clash between Trump and Joe Biden is between two distinct philosophies and values that have been duking it out in America for more than 240 years.
In this corner, individualism. This is the ideology that values personal freedom and autonomy, the right to pursue one’s own goals and desires and values the rights of the individual above those of the state or other social groups.
No one embodies that philosophy more than Trump. He is a walking, breathing example of I’m OK, and everyone else can just fend for themselves. We hear it every day from Trump. Americans have the right to make up their own minds on what they do, how they live and what risks they will take with their own bodies. One irony here is that philosophy does not extend to reproductive rights. But I digress.
— to www.cnn.com