A political pundit in Jackson, Wyoming has commentators across the country pondering after he suggested that a close presidential election could result in a duel much like the one fought by Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton in 1804. Writing for a low-traffic, nonpartisan political blog, Silas Glennon says a gunfight between the two candidates would, if needed, be an appropriate way to settle the contest.
“It might sound crazy, but it’s a real possibility,” Glennon wrote on his blog, which based on recent headlines, can get conspiratorial. “Four years ago, such a thing never would have been considered. But we’re living in unprecedented times, where a lot of unprecedented events are occurring.”
Many mainstream pundits are now echoing Glennon’s sentiments, agreeing that a duel between Donald Trump and Joe Biden is a real possibility. “Mr. Glennon might be on to something,” said Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. “I’d love to see it, especially considering Joe Biden likely couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn.”
Update: Mr. Glennon just published a new article suggesting that Biden and Trump should square off in a virtual, Zoom-hosted contest where they will debate who is the better debater.