In the early days of November 2020, we were all subjected to a multi-day anxiety attack. Votes trickled in, but no one knew what would happen. We held our breath as states slowly changed color, and news anchors told us it was too close to call.
And then, rather unexpectedly, on Saturday November 7th -- four days after Tuesday's vote, Pennsylvania was officially called as a blue state. Joe Biden officially became the 46th President-elect of the United States.
The bar for Biden is rather low.
I cannot imagine that it will be challenging to be less divisive, and more responsible, respectful, and professional than Donald Trump.
I also cannot imagine that Biden will not be regarded as the best Pennsylvania-born president in history.
Up until now, there has only been one President whose birthplace was Pennsylvania.
Unfortunately for my home state, and for the nation, that man was James Buchanan.
I visited James Buchanan Birthplace State Park on Saturday. I will discuss the man and the place in this post.