The US midterms were all about domestic politics. However, the Europeans will also have to deal with the result, a weakened President Joe Biden. Whether in Ukraine politics or in dealing with China – things are likely to get more uncomfortable.
They were very American elections, Midterms 2022. It was about Joe Biden and Donald Trump; it was about inflation, gas prices or the housing market; around candidates who denied that Trump lost the 2020 election and others who denied themselves – like Republican Herschel Walker, an ex-football star and anti-abortion opponent who had paid for girlfriends’ abortions himself.
It was rarely about one thing – the world outside the borders of the United States of America. However, the consequences of this election will now concern this world, all of us.