Rumors are percolating—no real surprise—that Donald Trump is already considering another run for the presidency and may even have decided to go forward.
He is decamping Mar-a-Lago, which closes for the Summer, in a month or so for his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. It’s unclear whether this is permanent.
Some speculate that if he were to run again, this move would prepare the way for Gov. Ron DeSantis as his running mate—it being better to have one candidate on the ticket from New Jersey and the other from Florida than have two from the Sunshine State.
No question DeSantis would be a good choice, prepared to take over the helm at a moment’s notice as a vice-president should be. At present he stands head and shoulders over any other possibility and gave Trump himself a run for his money in the CPAC straw poll.
Another view is that the former president—if he’s not in reality the present one, we may find out as audits continue to heat up—wants to be near the big donors in New York to bankroll what promises to be a long campaign.
It could be a combination of these things, but whatever the case, and although I happen to be one of those who believes he won in 2020, I have a recommendation to make
:At least to some degree, Donald Trump must reinvent himself for the 2024 presidential election.
Of course Donald will always be Donald but something new is always advisable and one situation in our country is in such crisis, worse even than the border, that it is crying out for him to address it.
This situation is so alarming, in fact, that if it continues in the direction it is going we might as well elect Xi Jinping president and start brushing up our “social credit scores.”
The USA is over.
And that is—as I am sure you know—education. From pre-K to Ph.D., the vast majority of our educational institutions have curricula that seem as if they were written by Trotsky between Politburo meetings.
Well, not quite, because Trotsky was not obsessed with skin color and might have thought critical race theory as berserk as it is, so pick your Marxist.
Maybe Antonio Gramsci or supposed “Woke”-founder Michel Foucault, who has been raising some eyebrows lately.
That’s how far it’s come.
Now I realize we’ve already had a self-described “Education President”—George W. Bush.
But he wasn’t very good at it. He brought us “no child left behind.” Then President Obama brought us “Common Core”—a bureaucratic Washington-centric mess that never improved anything, actually made things worse and left us with the propagandistic nightmare we have now.
Incongruous as it may seem—and it’s really not—Trump should assume that mantle and make it the number one issue of his campaign to recapture the presidency.