How Trump Can Win Again: Become the Calm and Moderate Candidate
The political scene is changing so rapidly that I propose to give some advice to President TrumpDonald TrumpPro-impeachment Republicans overtake GOP rivals in second quarter fundraiser JD Scholten: Democratic Party “blows itself out of water” by not connecting with voters Five people from same Texan family arrested in the context of the Capitol riot PLUS: He can now win in 2024 by being the potential candidate for calm and moderation.
Democrats have become a Babel of rival extremists, suddenly and implausibly blaming Republicans for funding the police force and miraculously discovering the virtues of voter ID, after denouncing it for six months as the resurrection of Jim Crow. The utter moral bankruptcy of many elected Democrats was captured by Texas state lawmakers fleeing the state on private planes, enthusiastically taking selfies of themselves exposed and smiling, to avoid being coerced by the law to make a quorum in the state legislature and to rule voting reform measure.
Things aren’t quite settled on the other side, however. There are a number of prominent Republicans who are clearly qualified to be president, including Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisDeSantis raises funds on criticism of Fauci. Biden Says US May Take Action To Restore Internet Access In Cuba DeSantis Calls On Biden To Provide Remote Internet Access To Cubans MORE from Florida and former vice-president Mike penceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceTrump in Pence Jan. 6: “You don’t have the guts” Speeches are not enough: Biden must abandon bipartisanship and endorse end to filibuster Pence urges Biden to toughen up his tone with the China in the midst of the “emerging cold war” CONTINUED. Yet Trump effortlessly prevailed over them and every other candidate listed in a recent CPAC poll of potential presidential candidates in 2024. The unusually reckless comments from the Senate Minority Leader Mitch mcconnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnell Biden meets Merkel on German leader’s last official trip to Washington Watchdog files complaint against super PACs linked to congressional leaders The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Goldman Sachs – Biden rallies Senate MPs behind plan gigantic expenses (R-Ky.) That, indeed, the terrible Trump specter had passed and that they could all again become the good-humored losers of the Bush-McCain-Romney eras was effectively retracted within days. representative Liz cheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyPro-impeachment Republicans beat GOP rivals in second quarter fundraiser Cheney reportedly told Jim Jordan “you did that” in January 6 riot Former Oklahoma City employee Thunder pleaded guilty to illegal protest during Capitol Riot MORE (R-Wyo.) Dishonored herself by joining House Speaker’s Trump-hate operation Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiNight health care: a general practitioner publishes a notice of disinformation on health | WHO chief: “Premature” to rule out COVID-19 laboratory leak theory Trump says General Milley “last person” he would like to launch coup with vulnerable House Democrats calling for negotiation of the price of Medicare drugs in the reconciliation plan (D-Calif.) And, in Republican terms, sinks without consequence.
Meanwhile, as the threat of the formation of the Supreme Court from the political left appears to be fading, court justices have overturned the Democrats’ plan to secure their own permanent tenure through a harvest of unverifiable votes.
The Biden administration’s only major achievement so far, outside of a rising stock market, has been the White House’s reduced decibel level Biden – something appreciated by many Americans. The constant uproar of the Trump years touched almost everyone, although Trump’s attackers were often equally, if not primarily, responsible for the resounding quality of those years.
But growing concern over the human wave of illegal immigration across the southern border, the sharp rise in violent crime rates and inflation, will soon attract the interest of even the most slavishly, even timidly, anti-Trump media. . And Democrats are already showing their nervousness over these and other grim prospects.
Long-promised indictments against the former president have boiled down to an absurd charge of corporate benefits tax evasion against the Trump Organization’s vice-president of finance – a man who was entitled to a “criminal march” old-fashioned like the organized late- crime boss John Gotti, though such charges are hardly ever treated as criminal matters.
While the Democrats’ pseudo-legal harassment of Trump – the collusion fraud with Russia, the two bogus indictments, the hysterical smears of COVID-19 (filled with early accusations that no vaccine developed under Trump’s auspices could not be reliable), accusations that he allegedly organized and heavily armed insurgency by his supporters on Capitol Hill on January 6 – continues, it spiraled into President Pelosi’s pathetic commission with Representative Cheney as an apprentice witch. They will take one last political stand to try to turn hooliganism on Capitol Hill into something Pearl Harbor or 9/11 scale, as many politicians and media suggest.
The fact that the former president went through all of this is a great personal victory and a true marvel of political resistance.
Now, over time, public irritation at Trump’s bombastic behavior, his presence day and night in front of the nation for four years, will fade and be gradually replaced by the spectacle of a Biden administration in a coma. , floundering and concealing, struggling relentlessly with the various crises he created. There will, soon enough, be nostalgia for Trump instead – and if he is wise, he can become a winning figure in comparative Olympian serenity.
Conrad Black is an essayist and author of 10 books, including three on Presidents Franklin Roosevelt, Richard Nixon and Donald Trump. He co-hosts the “Scholars & Sense” podcast with former Education Secretary Bill Bennett and Hoover Institution researcher Victor Davis Hanson. Follow him on twitter @ConradMBlack.