As Tues,Announcement Day, Fast Approaches (been waiting for this day)!

Realistically an attempt to deprive Trump of the nomination in 2024 is highly unlikely to succeed.  If it did, the nomination would likely be worthless with many Trump voters staying home.  Trump’s crassness, pettiness, bloody mindedness  and often foolish actions drive me to distraction.  However, he is a politician of immense strength, when properly used, and he is the founder of a new and stronger GOP which is still in the process of birth.  Republican strategists ignore all of this to the peril of the party. 

Personally, i was thinking most Republicans would have stood down for the 2024 election and let Trump become the sole nominee. i wouldn’t normally support this but given all the dynamics there is good reason to do it for 2024 as long as we are 90% certain Trump will run. Most of us were 100% certain Trump would run. You can be 100% certain the MAGA supporters were waiting for the day no matter what Trump may or may not have intended to do.We can have the crazy primaries for 2028.

There are good reasons for handing it to Pres Trump; first and foremost was his being deprived of the 2nd term he obviously earned in 2020.The other reason was to be totally prepared to take down whoever the Dems would run in 2024 rather than bruise a stable of Republicans in a crazy primary.

Trump was a great President. You don’t have to build his base. It’s already there. He has a fantastic record to run on and now we have lived through a disastrous Biden presidency where the Democrats controlled the White House and Congress. You can actually compare the wildly successful 4 yr of Trump, to the horrible 4 yr of Biden.You don’t have to wonder how Trump will govern. You already know as well as you know how Biden has governed. It’s like having 2 incumbent Presidents running against each other. The good news is we know how they rigged the election of 2020 and we’re going to make sure that doesn’t happen again.

I would have thought any potential Republican nominees would have considered all that and held off on their own aspirations until 2028. not look for blood and circle like sharks. They’re politicians, maybe i expected too much.

One of the Republicans who had his eyes on the White House was the Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis. Oh, but i thought Ron was running a campaign for Gov this year and probably considering 2028 instead. A you kidding me? DeSantis is an opportunist and there’s no way on earth he’d let 2024 go by. Trump let his real thinking about Ron slip in public at a huge rally in Pennsylvania? You know, the brand ‘Sanctimonious’ Santis. We all heard it or heard about it eventually. Everyone wondered what the hay that was about and some people still have no idea.

Here’s The Deal

Word got back to Trump that DeSantis was indeed planning a run for 2024 behind everyone’s back including his. It’s why DeSantis would never answer THE question. Silence. I knew months ago that DeSantis was going to run. As soon as Trump left office and got banned from social media DeSantis started to fill the void by grabbing headlines. Something Trump could not longer do. He lost the bully pulpit of an office to speak from or affect policy. Ron had one as governor and he jumped in with both feet. Sure Trump could get in the news here and there and you know the media,with much negative press-it was all the media would give him. DeSantis could actually DO things and make headlines.He had an office to do it from. It’s when Ron the opportunist began his campaign for the White House. The media has an agenda and if you watch closely you can figure out what they have up their sleeve. Anyone notice that Fox was giving DeSantis a lot of high praise and Trump not so much? We know the media always beats the tar out of Trump so they spend 99% of their time doing that but they were covering DeSantis when he was making headlines himself.

DeSantis, behind the scenes ,was making even more concrete plans. Real plans. Behind the scenes plans, except anything you do in politics is rarely ‘behind the scenes.’ Sooner or later word gets out or in this case gets back to Trump.

Doesn’t anyone find it odd he seldom mentioned Trump or when he was asked THE question simply wouldn’t respond at all. He wouldn’t even try for a diplomatic answer, just silence.He looked caught in the debate with Crist, but he wouldn’t put it to rest.

Kari Lake was asked THE question by a reporter;of course in her case it was the question about being Trump’s VP if asked.She definitely put it to rest. She made it clear she intended not only to serve her 1st term as governor of Arizona, but a 2nd term as well.I don”t think anyone will ask her again. There was the way DeSantis should have answered but he couldn’t because he intended to run all along. He was in a pickle. Think about it. He couldn’t clear the air because he intended to run but he also couldn’t make those intentions known because it would look like he wasn’t taking his run for Governor seriously. If he lied and said he wasn’t going to run it would definitely come up during a primary. He picked silence and hoped eventually THE question would go away. He wouldn’t respond to Trump either. He had people who would do that for him so he’d look like Saint Ron and the surrogates could point out evil Trump. Ron is NOT the good guy in all this. Who has the responsibility to answer the Ron are you going to run question? Ron did-not Trump. He let it fester and then the real answer got back to Trump.

Why would Trump be especially furious with DeSants? For all the reason the 45th President mentioned in a Truth on Truth Social.DeSantis wouldn’t be Governor were it not for Trump. FACT

Pres Trump lays it out in a long screed on Truth Social and every word of it is fact.

Ron came to me in desperate shape in 2017—he was politically dead, losing in a landslide to a very good Agriculture Commissioner, Adam Putnam, who was loaded up with cash and great poll numbers. Ron had low approval, bad polls, and no money, but he said that if I would Endorse him, he could win. I didn’t know Adam so I said, “Let’s give it a shot, Ron.” When I Endorsed him,…

Dan Bongino mentioned Trump’s claim in his Friday podcast 11/11/2022. It’s the next to the last segment.

You would think of all the possible opponents, if any, for 24 Ron would NOT be one of them. IF he had simply waited until 2028 [which many of us expected he would do]he probably would have had the full backing of the former Pres and been handed his base.A shoe in.

Ron is a great governor-no doubt-but his one fatal flaw is being an opportunist of the worst kind.

Yes, DeSantis got the Hispanic vote but Trump had already started that trend particularly in southern Florida. Ron just ran with it.

If you like credit both but the lions share of the credit goes to Donald Trump. Again, FACT.

Now do you see why Trump attacked DeSantis? i couldn’t see Ron as a backstabber but given all the people who backstabbed Trump one more wouldn’t surprise me. DeSantis is free like anyone to decide to primary Trump but given what Trump did for him it’s an exceptional circumstance. DeSantis could have waited until 2028. It wouldn’t have hurt his chances at all. Besides, people took for granted he was totally committed to becoming Governor. That’s why Crist asked him THE question-to expose what he likely already knew.

Trump put a fake news story (lie)to rest as well.For the record:

There is a Fake Story being promulgated by third rate reporter Maggie Hagaman of the Failing New York Times, that I am blaming our great former First Lady, Melania, and Sean Hannity, that I was angry with their pushing me to Endorse Dr. Oz. First of all Oz is a wonderful guy who really worked hard and was a very good candidate, but he WAS LONG IN THE RACE before I ever Endorsed him, they had NOTHING to do with it, he was not a “denier” (his mistake!), & I was not at all ANGRY. Fake News!

45th President (and 47th)Donald Trump on Truth Social

I know some Republicans think Trump should postpone the big announcement on the 15h. i don’t even though it sounds reasonable to wait.

It’s not going to take away from the run off race in Georgia. Trump can still get behind the Herschel Walker. i can’t see any reason he wouldn’t. We all KNOW what the announcement is going to be. You’re only postponing the inevitable. We know what he’s going to say so what difference could it make if he says it in November and not December. The only reason some of these Republicans want him to wait is to inflict more damage on him for a month.Note i said SOME Republicans,not all. Trust me, these same Republicans would be eager to have him announce if he were going to say he wouldn’t run and endorsed their choice, which would include DeSantis of course. They wouldn’t want a delay.In fact they’d want him to speed it up. The Democrats would be salivating over that one too.

In my opinion, saying he isn’t good enough to run in 2024 is like being back in 2020 and saying he wasn’t good enough then.He had a heck of a record to run on.

Were we saying that? Nope. Everyone i knew could hardly wait for his 2nd term.

American Catholic notes,

In 2020 the Republicans gained 14 seats in the House while Trump was “losing” the Presidency.  That rarely happens.  One of many factoids that convince me the election was stolen.

Donald R. McClarey, the American Catholic

Trump would never have called out DeSantis with the nickname at all if DeSantis were close to losing. The only reason he felt safe enough to say anything was DeSantis was a sure win at that point. If he had said anything were DeSantis remotely close to losing he knows he’d have been blamed. Keep in mind too the MAGA base was solid behind DeSantis for governor. DeSantis didn’t need to turn on us either and try to primary Trump when we were solid for him.

Please get behind Herschel Walker in Georgia. Donate as much as your are able. His opponent is going to be awash in money from the Democrats.They always seem to outraise us no matter the race. Volunteer to help his campaign if you have the time to spare.It’s a MUST WIN race. Want us to get the Senate? Here’s the chance! He’s a good man.