The Abortion Squeeze

A counter protester demonstrates as others rally in support of abortion rights at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on April 15, 2023. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

One of the biggest problems for Democrats in this election cycle is what we might call “the game-changer gap.”

Simply put, there are many more things that could plausibly happen to tank Joe Biden’s reelection chances than could happen to tank Donald Trump’s. Which is ominous considering that, of the two, Biden is the one with no margin for error.

To some degree, that’s the nature of incumbency. If the economy slips into recession or a terrorist bomb goes off on U.S. soil, the president will be blamed. Every misfortune that befalls America is potential grounds for new leadership.

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