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Analysts could not understand the partition of America | Unfortunately, election analysts and partisan media unfortunately could not understand the reality of America’s Partition.



Rajdeep Sardesai, Senior Journalist

There is no denying that US President Donald Trump has once again stopped speaking to media and election analysts about his performance. Polls on the voting day showed that Joe Biden of the Democratic Party had a good lead. Biden looked strong in all the main states. Then why did many senior commentators and election analysts prove wrong in two consecutive elections?

Even though it is difficult to predict the behavior of voters between such uncertain times and the complexity of crores of ballot papers, there is an X-factor here, which requires rigorous analysis. Let us call this the ‘Eco Chamber’ (room in which the voice resonates) of the class prejudice.

The arrogant Trump divided public opinion too much. This was the reason that seeing the defeat of Trump itself, liberal groups around the world were expected that Trump’s departure would shock the right-wing divide and rule policy. A country badly divided on the basis of race and class, needed a person who could provide relief in this difficult period.

Trump, a great polarizer, was seen as completely unfit for this task. But this idea did not recognize that while this approach was being shared by ‘people like us’, ‘people like them’ disagreed. The increased political discourse of ‘we’ versus ‘they’ can spoil the talk. Ultimately, elections are not decided on WhatsApp groups of talkative people, but silent voters.

In a way, the more he was condemned by Trump’s critics, the stronger his base became. It was correct to describe his leadership style as undemocratic, but it also increased Trump’s popularity among those who are impatient with the rules set by politicians. Trump is part of the global trend of leaders who created a formula to win his big image. The story of such leaders has also been similar. A heavy dose of democratic nationalism.

But despite being a strong leader, Trump has always been a little outsider. He is a showman-businessman who sees politics as another platform where he can make big deals, or a reality show like Big Boss, where he decides everything. They have been looking at any political identity with disdain.

Every domineering leader has been accused of damaging institutional procedures at some time, but Trump continued to do so shamelessly. His fights with the US Congress, the media, and even his own staff show his strangely unpredictable mind, which has such haughtiness that he can make policy decisions on Twitter at midnight.

Kovid-19 brought out the worst side of Trump’s way of governing, which was almost ruthless. How a person living in the White House can refuse to wear a mask by denying the global epidemic, scientific evidence. This indicates that they are not only logical but also spiteful.

And yet Trump was successful in conveying that he was in a better position than his political rival and could win again. He succeeded in spreading the optimism that only the independent entrepreneurship of America would win. In this context, the image of a domineering leader is both a virtue and a burden. People are still attracted to a leader who we think will work. But Trump’s blatant campaign is dangerous for a mixed society.

To what extent these diverse popular sentiments can be understood without compromising one’s own prejudices, it is very important to form an opinion about the mood of the country. The bubble in which we all live, especially on social media, has raised the apprehension that we should focus only on those who are of our ideology.

Watergate fame journalist Bob Woodward, in his new bestseller book, Rage, has correctly described Trump’s tenure. He says, “All presidents are obliged to give information, to warn, to protect, to set goals and for the true national interest. They should tell the truth to the world, especially in times of crisis.

Trump instead valued private impulse or influence in the administration’s doctrine. Looking at his entire tenure, the same thing can be said: Trump is the wrong man for this job! ‘ Woodward’s assessment is not wrong, just that not all Americans believe it. Unfortunately, the arrogant election analyst and partisan media could never understand this reality of America’s Partition.