Sunday, July 14, 2024

Donald Trump and the Presidency, is it time to pass the MAGA Torch?

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With the 2024 Presidential election looming, Republican voters have a generational decision to make. Is Donald Trump our party’s nominee in 2024, or has the time come to pass the MAGA torch to the next generation?

Be warned; this is a sugarcoat-free zone and not for the faint of heart.

Since the 2020 election ended, I have been reflecting deeply on the legacy and future of President Trump.  I have always been much more of a pragmatist than an idealist; with that in mind, it’s time to consider the reality that President Donald J. Trump’s time has passed.  The time to crown a new MAGA champion to ride the wave into the future has come. More on that later.

I know many of my fellow Trump supporters have just let out a collective gasp and many are busy picking their jaws up from the floor. Please, save your knee-jerk ‘outrage’ for a moment and hear me out.

Let me start by saying that President Trump has likely been the most influential president of my lifetime. He accomplished more in one term than most other modern Presidents combined. And that’s saying a lot since in reality, he only had about two years of his four-year term. 

We had everything from policies that ignited a booming economy to the epic success of the Abraham Accords. He dared to do things differently, AND IT WORKED.

However, this is not to say that he was without his faults or flops. Government spending was still through the roof, and his mouth was often his worst enemy when he should have just sat back and watched the Left implode. 

This does not mean I have written Trump off, far from it. I am just saying we need to look at this election from all points of view. If he is the nominee, I would proudly vote for him again. 

When he first came down that escalator, America was deeply wounded. Before healing any wound, you must first stop the bleeding. President Trump served as the proverbial disrupter who became that metaphorical Band-Aid. 

Throughout his presidency, he kept fighting no matter how bad the nonsensical left-wing attacks got. This is why he was successful and accomplished much of his agenda.  

This fighting spirit has opened the floodgates to other politicians willing to follow his example and show unwavering leadership. President Trump proved that the American spirit is alive and well. For all this, I am eternally grateful to President Trump and his faith in and his unleashing of the American machine.

Unfortunately, things have changed. Lately, instead of pressing forward, at times, President Trump has been sounding more like Stacy Abrams than the visionary who came down the escalator in 2015. 

Yes, there are many questions about how the 2020 election was conducted, and the allegations MUST be investigated. But NOTHING, yes, I’ll repeat it; NOTHING will change the outcome. 

Biden won the election and became President. Was it fair? Probably not, but the fact remains that we did not show up in high enough numbers to offset the apparent nefarious activity and obvious changing of the rules.

President Trump needs to focus on the future, not live in the past. He has a solid record of getting things done in the most hostile of environments ever. He deserves to be proud of it. He should take the movement he created and use it to take power away from the Socialists in the Democrat Party and give it back to the people in 2022. Instead, he is taking attention away from his accomplishments and is doing the exact thing conservatives gave Abrams flack for the past few years.

We must focus on 2024. THIS IS ESSENTIAL to moving forward.

Trump winning again would not be as easy as one thinks. Coming back again after losing has only happened once in our history. Many have tried, but only Grover Cleveland succeeded in 1892.

Besides, even if Trump were to pull off the impossible somehow, he would likely be a lame duck with the Left, and sadly, many on the Right desperately focused on destroying him. If you think the Liberals were terrible in his first term, just wait. 

Then there’s his age.

It seems that everyone is complaining about Joe Biden’s age and how dangerous it is for America. At the same time, are ignoring the fact that Trump will be nearly 80 years old in 2024.  We cannot have it both ways.  Either age is important or it’s not.

There is also the question of whether he can win or not. His polling has been an utter seesaw; sometimes, they show he’s winning it all, and sometimes he’s losing to Joe Biden again. 

Regardless, as we saw in 2022, the polls cannot be trusted. Almost all of them were wrong. Sure, issues like abortion played a role, but like it or not, Trump was also a factor in 2022. In some cases, he helped, but in some very crucial situations, Trump hurt us. 

There is also the question of which Trump will show up, the ‘Presidential’ Trump talking about the things he will do in the future or the Trump who is still focused on winning 2020. Indeed, President Trump has a significant role to play in 2024, but where can he have the biggest impact? 

As we saw in Virginia with Glenn Youngkin’s win in 2021, there has been an awakening of sorts. This election proved Republicans can win the culture war, and in large part, we have President Trump and MAGA to thank for it.

Even more critical, Trump proved that it’s possible to fight back and still get positive things done. As I said, he only really had two years, imagine if he had all four. This left the door open for others nationwide to follow Trump’s lead, and they are proving to be successful.

Just look at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. He has quickly become a top Presidential contender for 2024 for being a fantastic Governor in Florida. Ron Desantis has shown that he has the intestinal fortitude and the ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking of Donald Trump, combined with the leadership skills and finesse of Ronald Reagan. 

While it’s still early, and there is still much ‘vetting’ to do, he just might be the one to bring a UNITED Conservative wave to sweep away the Leftist extremists. He has shown outstanding leadership and unapologetically embraced the MAGA movement’s ideals—Desantis is a Conservative champion and, hopefully, the first of many more to come.

This may be the lasting legacy of President Donald J. Trump; leaders who emerge, roll up their sleeves and have a mind to work for the people.

At this moment, the nomination is Trump’s to lose, but it’s not enough to win the White House. President Trump can satisfy his most significant role, setting the stage for our future and passing MAGA on to the next generation who may have the best chance of winning.

Yes, I know that Joe Biden is running…for now, but his accelerated cognitive decline proves this may not be likely. Because of this, a new name has emerged as the potential ‘savior’ for the Democrats; Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. We know he’s an extreme environmentalist cultist, but he brings with him the legacy of ‘Camelot’ and a more centrist message. He will be difficult for Trump, or perhaps anyone, to beat. 

We need to take a serious look at ALL options. AND YES, THAT INCLUDES TRUMP. 

Let’s let the primary process sort it out, and Republican Party leaders NEED TO KEEP THEIR HANDS OFF. If Trump loses the nomination fair and square, so be it, if it is taken from him through nefarious means, Trump supporters will walk, and the Democrats will win easily. This MUST be tempered with common sense; we cannot afford to lose Trump Supporters.

Looking at his rallies, Trump is still the one who commands huge crowds. Republicans need this energy more than they need the ‘never-Trumpers.’ Desantis is the ONLY one who could possibly win Trump supporters over. If it’s anyone else, Jeb Bush, Paul Ryan, etc., it’s over.

Either way, let’s do this right so we can win. If he is the nominee, I WILL ENTHUSIASTICLY SUPPORT HIM. That said, I still may pick him in the primary, or not. It’s too soon to tell, but I certainly hope the candidate will be a winner. 

It’s ironic the first episode of Trump’s ‘The Apprentice’ featured contestants having to make lemonade. America has been handed plenty of lemons lately, and you know what they say about life giving you lemons…

I rather look forward to having a lot of lemonade while making sure the Democrats are forced to eat a lot of ‘crow’; I wonder if crow tastes like chicken.

Let the chaos of the primary season begin.

Paris Procopishttp://newsundone.com
If Paris is in a room filled with people, you will usually see him front and center talking and laughing with everyone. His effervescent, outgoing personality brings a refreshing change to the sometimes hostile political world. He takes advantage of his private sector relationship management and comedy improv experience to easily engage any size audience, from individuals to thousands. He has always had a passion for all things political and the world around us, and brings a unique and sometimes humorous, perspective. He has been involved in everything from working on individual campaigns to organizing large political rally's. While Paris is a solid Conservative, he takes the time to understand opposing viewpoints. He lives by the mantra, ‘Do not try to change the minds of others as someone else will easily change it back. Just simply state the facts and they may change their own mind, if that happens, you may have an ally for life.’
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