Let’s think about…
The 2024 Campaign
The Democrats seem to be hoping rather than planning for a presidential victory in 2024. And the one thing those hopes seem to hang on is the fact that Biden already beat Trump in 2020. But did he?
And no, that’s not Trumpist denialism. I’m just saying that Biden didn’t win. Trump lost.
To be honest, Jack Smith versus Donald Trump doesn’t seem a fair fight. On the one hand, we have a highly-motivated, extremely-competent litigator. On the other hand, we have figuratively a thick-skulled, fat little piggy, squealing his way into and around the many legal traps spread across prosecutor Jack Smith’s vast and treacherous terrain.
Christie has the one talent anyone who wants to beat Trump must have – an innate, Rickles-like ability to use one-liners to shoot him down. It’s only because of Trumps hapless former opponents that that strategy came to seem unworkable. So why is he lagging in the polls? And why is he ultimately likely to fail to win the nomination?
As I watched Ramaswamy’s performance in the first Republican Presidential Debate, it occurred to me that not a word comes out of the man’s mouth that is not in direct service to his clear and obvious goal – that of trying to out Trump Trump.