Sep 18

Trump v. Biden: The Final Showdown

Richard Murray, Ph.D.

In 2019 former Vice-President Joe Biden came out of retirement to challenge President Donald Trump. After a shaky start, Biden locked down the Democratic nomination in March 2020 and these aging politicos have been battling each other for more than four years. Both easily secured their respective nominations this year, and face off in what will surely be one of the most interesting and consequential presidential elections in American history. The contest is unique in many ways. At 81 (Biden) and 77 (Trump) they are the oldest major-party nominees in history. Polls show they are also among the least popular nominees of the last century. President Biden has low approval ratings on the economy, managing the border, and his supporters are deeply divided on the Israel-Gaza war. Trump faces some 90 criminal indictments in four criminal cases, only one of which will be resolved before Americans go to the polls in late October and November. Other candidates will be on the ballot, but barring death or disability, Donald Trump or Joe Biden will be the 47th American president next year.

This class will pick up the campaign in mid-September before early voting starts in selected states. We will follow the race across the nation, in the six or seven competitive states, and here in Texas which will feature a high-profile U.S. Senate race between Ted Cruz and Colin Allred. We will conclude in November after (we hope) the race has been decided. It promises to be a bumpy ride, so buckle up for the final showdown.

Nine-Week Course Schedule | Wednesdays
Sept 18 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sept 25 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Oct 02 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Oct 09 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Oct 16 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Oct 23 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Oct 30 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nov 06 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nov 13 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This class will be held in-person at WIH and simulcast via Zoom, and will include access to Q&A


Semester

$315.00

Class Tuition

70 in stock

Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.