I don’t know about anybody beating Trump last year. Biden won 51.3 to 46.9%. Less than 5 points. Any election 5 points or less is considered a close election via historical standards. Biden, in my opinion was the safest candidate to beat Trump as there wasn’t much there to dislike or use against him by the Republicans. Biden stayed basically hidden during the campaign, making sure nothing came out to use against him or to increase his dislikes in the wars of dislikes. He let Trump be Trump by hogging the spotlight reminding folks why they disliked Trump so much. Smart campaign strategy. I would add that these last two elections were more about personality, 2016 and 2020 than issues, when it came to swing voters who determined both elections.

Biden was exactly what the voters wanted in November 2020. Someone who behaved like an adult, someone to bring back normalcy and a return to saner times. That, Biden has done, and his behavior is presidential. What voters want can also change on a dime. What voters wanted six month ago, what they were satisfied with and perfectly happy with then, can change where they don’t like it anymore today. Support and Oppose can also change in a hurry depending on the situation then and the situation now. Trump is gone, now it’s all Biden’s and the Democratic controlled congress’s show.

I’ll add, what made Biden the ideal candidate to beat Trump, might not make him the ideal president. Of course depending on one political point of view.

It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.