As election day approaches, many eyes are on the presidential race to see if Joe Biden can win and make history for all the right reasons. While Biden has promised to restore integrity to the White House, there are some who worry that he may give rise to scandals that could potentially tarnish his reputation and undermine the Democratic party. The current administration has been marred by controversy and questionable actions. From the attempted repeal of the Affordable Care Act to the alleged misuse of taxpayer funds to bolster the president’s business interests, it is clear that if Biden takes office, he will have to prove himself to the American people. If Biden does make history by becoming the 46th President of the United States, he knows he will have to be careful. Biden’s record in public life suggests he values accountability and has a pro-public service attitude. His experience as a senator and vice president no doubt gives him an edge in bringing the country together. That said, Biden still has many detractors. His age and health are often put in question, and some criticize his more progressive policies such as introducing a public health insurance option. Despite this, Biden does have one major advantage: the support of former president Barack Obama, whose own successes have been a major boost to the Democratic party. Still, while anything is possible, one must consider the possibility that Biden could make history for all the wrong reasons. The outgoing administration leaves behind a trail of scandal, and Biden will need a lot of luck to successfully navigate any potential pitfalls. It might be the case that past mistakes become a heavy burden that Biden will need to bear, and that any real progress for the nation could be overshadowed by scandal. Regardless of what happens, Biden’s election will be an important moment in history. Whether he succeeds or fails will determine whether or not he makes it into the history books for all the right or wrong reasons.