In 1996, everyone knew Bill Clinton was going to be re-elected and no one thought for a minute that Bob Dole was going to beat him.
This election is just about as boring. I wouldn't say the outcome is as certain (I'm still prepared to be very wrong in my prediction of Biden racking up 319 electoral votes to Trump's 219), but the dynamic is just as tedious.
Trump's throwing every bit of shit he or his cronies can dig up at the wall and hoping something sticks, and failing.
Biden's trying not to say anything remotely controversial, which means not saying much at all, and succeeding.
It's like watching one kid repeatedly push on a door that has to be pulled on to open, while another kid sits nearby reading a book.