Susan Stokes, director of the Chicago Center on Democracy, was quoted extensively in the USA Today story, “The ‘gaffe machine’ gets a tuneup: Joe Biden stays surprisingly on message as president” (May 23, 2021).

One of her quotes: “The majority of Americans thought Trump was not just a bad president but a bad person,” she said. “I think those people are more tolerant of the less glib, less verbally astute ‘next president’ because of the contrast with Trump…”