Political Editors / June 28, 2022

In Brief: The Case for Donald Trump 2024

Kurt Schlichter makes an argument for the former president to run again. Tomorrow, he’ll make the opposite case.

Political analyst Kurt Schlichter has been at the forefront of those making the case that the American people had finally found a champion in Donald Trump. He argued vigorously for him at every turn, and he has some thoughts about the possibility that the 45th president will make a bid to become the 47th.

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. None of those who will be seeking to shiv the Crusty-in-Chief and send him off to Sunny Acres so they can grab the Dem nom is a bigger threat. Kackling Kamala? Supply chain chump Pete Buttigieg? Maybe AOC will run — voters will love her. Perhaps Hillary will step into the ring to get humiliated yet again. All of them are potentially beatable by DJT in 2024.

But there is more. Critically, a lot of people really dig Donald Trump. And it’s not because he somehow bedazzled them with his magical power to make the Jesus Gun People fall in love with him that the ruling caste seems to think he wields. As I write in my forthcoming book, We’ll Be Back: The Fall and Rise of America: “Could Trump save us again? … His vision for this country is simple and correct, all about making America great again and putting America first.” Just compare the Democrat vision of empty shelves and bank accounts with Trump’s vision of America prosperous, proud and strong, instead of one dropping abandoned allies off of C-17s.

That’s what people love about him, and it’s not just the people with DJT tatts and red hats. Even conservatives who have doubts about Trump going for Round 3 tend to respect him and his achievements.

Schlichter goes on to explain how many people Trump brought to the Republican Party, making it the “party of the working man” again. He reminds us of economic conditions while Trump was president: “Gas prices were low, the stock market was high.” And, by the way, the Supreme Court, with three Trump appointees, ruled the right way on guns and abortion. Then there was foreign policy — as well as not getting us into any new wars, Trump and his administration brought significant peace deals to the Middle East. “Trump put America first,” he says.

This brings us to the last reason Trump should run. We deserve a chance to have a real Trump presidency, and so do our enemies — they need to pay. Their Russiagate lies and stupid impeachment onanism wrapped-up the administration for years when Trump should have been free to do even more than what he accomplished despite the establishment’s full-court press to disenfranchise his voters by neutralizing him. Moreover, the shameful 2020 election — you do not have to believe that the outright fraud, which did exist (I saw it helping the legal effort in Las Vegas working alongside future Nevada senator Adam Laxalt) — with its unlawful legal hijinks and regime media interference (“Trump is down 17 points in Wisconsin!”) was fundamentally unfair. Trump personally deserves vindication from that unfair fiasco, but more importantly, the people who voted for him deserve vindication too. And the people who hate Trump deserve four more years of suffering under his reign of mean tweets.

Schlichter concludes:

Anyone who tells you that Trump cannot win is wrong. He can. He has powerful winds behind him, some of them of his making, some historical, and he has a fantastic record that contrasts starkly with the legacy of bungling of his successor. Trump has been blessed with incompetent opponents who have made everyone hate them. So, a win is not out of the question. Trump has real reasons to run, if he chooses.

But a win is not assured. Because he can realistically run does not necessarily mean he should. There is a case to be made that we Republicans need to thank him, hand him a gold watch, and move on.

That’s the case Schlichter makes in his next column, which we’ll excerpt tomorrow.

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