[Ed. – When was the strong start? We must have overslept that day.]
President Biden is facing serious challenges as he grapples with the border crisis and confronts racial turmoil and domestic extremism in a country that has been torn apart by cultural differences.
The headwinds are all the more stark coming on the heels of recent political victories.
Biden has recently felt the wind at his back after exceeding his interim goal for vaccine distribution and signing into law a hugely popular COVID-19 relief bill that appears primed to jump-start the economy following a yearlong shutdown.
That’s given optimism to congressional Democrats, who are now bullish about their chances to buck history in the 2022 elections as they seek to maintain ultra-slim majorities in the House and Senate. While the president’s party is typically in line for a thrashing in the first midterms, Democrats believe they have an opportunity to potentially gain seats. …