Inflation, virus, unruly progressives, President Biden is in trouble and his abysmal approval ratings show it. But all his domestic problems could be transient. Inflation could subside, the virus is fading as a health problem and progressives could rally to Biden when faced with a return of Trump.
But Biden has a serious Vladimir Putin problem which is likely to get much worse. Just before Christmas, Putin issued an incredible list of demands to NATO and the West that essentially re-creates the Soviet empire and wrecks the sovereignty of a dozen nations. The toxic combination of Putin having every incentive to pressure NATO, the American mainstream media’s utter humiliation over the collapse of the Trump-Russia collusion allegations and a fumbling, weak-willed, pro-appeasement Biden foreign policy team make a major crisis increasingly likely.
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