How Trump can win again: Become the calm, moderate candidate
The political scene is evolving so quickly that I presume to offer advice President TrumpDonald TrumpPro-Impeachment Republicans Beat GOP Rivals in Second Quarter Fundraising JD Scholten: Democratic Party “blown out of the water” for having no connection with voters Five people from the same Texas family arrested in connection with the Capitol riot MORE: He can win now in 2024 by being the potential candidate of calm and moderation.
The Democrats have become a babel of conflicting extremists who suddenly and implausibly blame Republicans for disempowering the police and miraculously discovering the virtues of voter identification after denouncing it as the resurrection of Jim Crow for six months . The utter moral bankruptcy of many elected Democrats has been captured in Texas state lawmakers, who fled the state in private planes, excitedly taking selfies of themselves, and grinning so as not to be legally forced to quorum the state legislature make and judge a. to take electoral reform measure.
On the other hand, however, it is not entirely more orderly. There are a number of prominent Republicans who are clearly qualified to be President, including Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisDeSantis Raises Funds Against Fauci Criticism Biden Says US Could Take Steps 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 to Pence on January 6th: “You don’t have the courage” Speeches are not enough: Biden must give up non-partisanship and advocate the end of filibuster Pence urges Biden to be tough in the face of the “emerging Cold War” China act MORE. Still, Trump easily beat both and all of the other listed candidates in a recent CPAC poll of potential presidential candidates in 2024. The atypically careless comments of the minority leader in the Senate Senate Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnell Biden meets Merkel on Germany’s last official trip to Washington Watchdog files FEC complaint against super-PACs associated with congressional leaders The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Goldman Sachs – Biden gathers Senate Dems behind Mammut’s spending plan MORE (R-Ky.) That the terrible Trump specter was indeed over and that they could all become the good-natured losers of the Bush-McCain-Romney era again was effectively retracted within a few days. representative Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyPro-Impeachment Republicans Outperform GOP Rivals in Second Quarter Fundraising Cheney reportedly told Jim Jordan during the Jan. 6 riot that he did the Capitol Riot MORE (R-Wyo). Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Health Care: General Practitioners Issues Advice on Misinformation About Health | WHO chief: “ahead of time” to rule out COVID-19 laboratory leak theory Trump says General Milley “last person” wants to launch a coup with the Democrats of the House at Risk who are calling for Medicare drug price negotiations in the reconciliation plan MORE (D-Calif.) And sinks in Republican terms with no waves.
Meanwhile, the judges in the court have thwarted the Democrats’ plan to secure their own permanent tenure with unverifiable ballot papers as the threat from the Supreme Court of the political left appears to be disappearing.
So far, the Biden government’s only major accomplishment, besides a rising stock market, has been the Biden White House’s reduced decibel levels – something that many Americans gratefully appreciate. The constant turmoil of the Trump years hit almost everyone, although Trump’s attackers were often also, if not mainly, responsible for the noisy quality of those years.
But growing concerns about the human wave of illegal immigration across the southern border, the steep rise in violent crime and inflation will soon attract, albeit cautiously, the interest of even the most slavish anti-Trump media. And the Democrats are already showing their nervousness about this and other dire prospects.
The long-promised charges against the former president have dwindled to an absurd charge of corporate tax evasion against the Trump Organization’s finance vice president – a man who was treated like the deceased organized with an old “culprit”. Gang boss John Gotti, although such allegations are almost never treated as criminal cases.
While Trump’s pseudo-legal harassment by the Democrats – the Russian collusion fraud, the two impeachments, the hysterical COVID-19 slurs (complete with early allegations that no vaccine under Trump’s aegis could be trusted), the allegations that he was a organized, heavily armed uprising of its supporters in the Capitol on January 6th – continues, it has grown into the pathetic commission of Speaker Pelosi with Rep. Cheney as an apprentice to a sorceress. They will take one final political stand to try to turn the hooliganism in the Capitol into something on the order of Pearl Harbor or 9/11 as suggested by many in politics and the media.
The fact that the former president survived all of this is a great personal victory and a true miracle of political stamina.
Now, as time goes on, public anger at Trump’s bombastic behavior, standing in the face of the nation day and night for four years, will recede and will gradually be replaced by the drama of a comatose Biden government fidgeting and pretending to be powerless with it fights the various crises that it has caused. Instead, there will soon be nostalgia for Trump – and if he is wise, he can become a winning figure of comparatively Olympic composure.
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 Secretary of Education Bill Bennett and Hoover Institution scholarship holder Victor Davis Hanson. Follow him on Twitter @ConradMBlack.