Skip to comments.Trump’s Choice — President or Kingmaker?
Posted on 02/22/2021 4:44:54 AM PST by Kaslin
After breaking his month of silence, President Trump was asked on a Newsmax phone interview whether he will run again in 2024. His message was classic Trump. “I won’t say yet, bet we have tremendous support.”
It’s clear that there will be no formal announcement in the foreseeable future. Yet many polls suggest that Trump’s approval among Republicans remains high. In fact, post impeachment, Trump’s approval just keeps climbing among conservatives.
It’s clear that if he decides to run again in 2024, the chances of him being the Republican choice is high. If he does run and the party refuses to endorse his candidacy, many of his supporters will stay home and the party will be divided in ways that could impact turnout. Conservative Senate and House candidates could lose critical votes as well.
His decision may be years away, but there is no question that he will be called to play a critical role. Will he run to be president again or will he choose to be a kingmaker—nurturing a candidate and a platform that can leave a far more lasting legacy? President Trump can help launch a powerful candidate who would likely win in 2024 and 2028. Such a candidate could reverse many of the liberal excesses already evident in the Biden reign.
Let’s be honest. President Donald Trump accomplished things that most Republicans only campaigned on. He delivered on his promises. But sustaining such a force for change exacts a cost on the person and the family that must bear the brunt of attacks that come. President Trump used Twitter to sell his vision, attack his enemies, and support his herd of supporters. There is no question that his return to the campaign front would bring out the knives and venom once again. Does he want to do that again? There may be a way for him to have an even greater impact.
He has a candidate in his own backyard who is already showing signs of his willingness to run and priorities that Trump would easily support. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis doesn’t have the Twitter trail that turns off some voters. But he is clearly a no-nonsense truth-teller who can take the heat and give it right back to the leftist extremists who make many traditional Republicans cower.
DeSantis has provided a model of effective governance. He resisted a state lockdown fostering a quick economic recovery for Florida in spite of the pandemic. He initiated a vaccine plan that focused on getting the vaccines to the people most vulnerable—senior citizens. He initiated a laissez-faire approach that let businesses and jobs flourish. His response was right out of the Trump playbook. His executive track record at the state level has shown that he is ready to take the helm in Washington.
With the extremes already evident from the Biden presidency, America will be ready for a change back to sanity and the America they love. It is one thing for Biden to make promises from the basement, but when you actually have to make decisions as a president, your choices have consequences to real voters. Whether the loss of jobs from the Keystone Pipeline or the open border policies that turn 20 million illegal immigrants into potential citizens and invite millions more to keep coming to take American jobs, Biden’s excesses are making a lot of voters furious.
President Trump should keep the option of running open so that Democrats will keep attacking him in ways that keep his supporters madder than a nest of angry hornets. Whether or not all in the party like it, Trump is the leader of the party. For now, he should focus on two priorities: First, create a new Contract with America and, second, work to support the Republican candidates who will support it. The goal is clear—take back the House and the Senate at the midterm election with candidates who support him and his priorities.
No matter what Never-Trumpers say, his supporters believe there was fraud and that the wrong candidate won. That anger is going to translate into motivated voters. Trump can create rallies all around the country to support candidates that will further his political priorities, and they will win.
If he chooses to run, he will be poised to win. But I ask him to reconsider. Being a kingmaker may be more important to the future of America. The right candidate will come in without his toxic baggage. He has more of a chance of uniting the party to fight all the left stands for. A victorious Republican candidate would be positioned to serve not for four years, but for eight.
President Trump, what you stand for is more important than you. Consider proving that by staying open to doing what is best for America in the mid-terms and in the 2024 election. Thank you for all you have done, and all you will do to keep making America GREAT!
kingmaker for now - help us firm up policy themes and clean up electoral system. get us majorities in Congress. then survey the landscape in 2023. hopefully there will be a lot of D wreckage to admire.
President or Kingmaker... OR BOTH!
This is a specious argument. The choices are not mutually exclusive.
It’s way too early for this. A lot of it will depend on how the 2022 midterms shake out.
Run Trump run! He’s head and shoulders over anyone else out there.
How about getting a team of competent people together who can produce hard evidence of the election fraud that’s as plain as the nose on our face?
He’ll be neither if he doesn’t spend his left-over campaign funds to FIX THE CHEATING. He can play Kingmaker at Mar-A-Lago all the live-long day, but it won’t make a bit of difference if major fraud happens in 2022. And it will, if someone doesn’t do anything about it.
Some people think voting and elections still matter.
Wishful thinking or denial? Or both?
I think people realize that Trump did a really great job as POTUS, in retrospect. Though, it was hard to see his progress with the media bashing him 24/7.
Now that Joe Biden has claimed to make the Vaccine, and will beat Covid, people are starting to see the smoke and mirrors. Unemployment will be stagnant or increase in the next few months. Blacks will have many of the avenues for getting into the Job market get cut off by green card and illegal aliens. Soon, people will start to really feel the inflation at the grocery store. Increasing taxes and minimum wage will also have it’s effects on inflation and underemployment. Further, FedGov use of all loan money from the Fed will quickly strangle small business.
Don’t worry, the Federal reserve, which hated Donald Trump and demonstrated increasing interest rates every quarter, will print money until the dollar is no longer the money standard and it all collapses. That’s why Bitcoin is soaring right now, people are hedging against the Federal Reserve. When you seen Tech stocks, the NASDAQ, start to falter, you will know they are moving money to protected stocks that are no product producers.
Trumps popularity is increasing because people are starting to experience the ‘opposite’ Democratic party policies and understand the effect on the economy and potential for embroilment in foreign wars, that the current administration direction will result in.
We can be sure that at least no foreign countries interfered with the United States election process or that any of the democrats conspired to damage the United States so that Biden could get elected?
I wonder what will happen when Black Lives matter and Antifa realize it was all a lie........
In 2024, he would be older than Biden is now.
Looking at Biden, maybe Trump should stay as Kingmaker.
Trump shouldn’t run again. I like the idea of “King Maker” however I would prefer something more along the lines of Trump running for Governor of NY, bringing with him conservative down ticket candidates for other positions, including Mayor.
Then Trump can do something like opening up NY state to oil exploration, like was done in Pennsy.
He’s nothing if we don’t at least get the election fraud straightened out *and* more conservative GOP majorities running Congress by 2022.
Well if the votes are still stolen by Soros run computerized polling machines the point is moot.
What will be will be. If he is making large progress he will be subject to legal and extralegal efforts to confiscate his wealth and his life.
He is done with NY.
And nobody with an ounce of self-respect would want to be governor of New York after serving as President of the United States.
OK. I’m curious about how to “steal” votes that way.
The King of a new America First Party!!!
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