Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has just become the 46th President of the United States.
It will be very interesting to see how he goes as President. Of course he won’t be a tantrum throwing toddler, so that will be a nice change. But he needs to do more than merely not being Trump.
The things I’ll be looking for how he handles things are:
- Covid-19. Can he provide leadership that will help the US provide a better response to the lethal pandemic. I don’t expect to see much change in just a couple of months, but will there be progress by say April?
- China. How will he manage this relationship. Now China looks to be firmly going down the path of greater authoritarianism, how will Biden respond?
- The economy. What will be his balance of spending to help with recovering from Covid-19, but not growing debt as fast as his predecessor?
- Bipartisanship. Can he do some deals with the GOP, and can he do it without inflaming the more progressive wing of the Democrats