So far, both the pollsters predicting a “blue wave” (remember those days?) and the pundits predicting widespread chaos in the streets — especially with anything less than an overwhelming Biden-Harris win — haven’t seen their predictions fulfilled.
Plus ça change, in the first case; thank goodness, in the second.
However, this leaves us facing the third risk: the most obvious, and therefore hardest to see coming, and probably the biggest.
Simply put, that’s the risk of deeply divided, more-or-less-nonviolent stagnation and decay. More of the same might not feel like much of a risk — it’s what we know, after all — but that’s no reason to underestimate it.