Even if the two Senate seats in Georgia fail to fall into Democrats hands in the runoff election in January and control of the Senate remains in Republican hands, I would still hope that President Biden will vigorously advocate for his program of democratic and progressive reforms – the DP platform is a good point of departure. Anything less would be an unwarranted concession and anything more be premature. Political realities – not least the balance of power in the Senate and the degree of popular mobilization – will determine if we set in train a season of reforms. Such an approach will not only engage and enthuse the tens of millions who voted for Biden, but also stands a chance of enticing some of the white workers and small business people who voted for Trump to bail on him.