KURT SCHLICHTER: The Case for Donald Trump 2024.
The fact is that Donald Trump 2024 has a reasonable chance to beat anyone the Democrats launch at him – hell, in ’16 he defied the conventional wisdom to crush Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit, the Smartest Woman Ever Was, and there are a lot of reasons why he might well pummel whatever pea-brained nimrod the Dems deploy against him in 2024.
Let’s look where all smart tacticians will look first – at logistics. Trump has money, oodles of it, and his supporters now have two campaigns worth of experience instead of the none they had in 2016. He also has his own social media outlet, as well as friendly conservative media, and Twitter may even be under free speech advocate Elon Musk by then. They can’t shut him up again.
Then there is the opposition. He faces a clown for an opponent – Grandpa Badfinger is the only guy dumb enough to forget how to ride a bike – and some polls already show Trump beating Biden in a head-to-(empty)-head race two-plus years out.
I’d enjoy seeing Trump pull a Grover Cleveland. But I’d rather have 8 years of DeSantis than 4 years of Trump. Ideally it would be 4 years of Trump followed by 8 years of DeSantis, of course, but that’s a stretch. And I don’t think 4 years is enough to beat the bureaucracy.