Donald Trump is set to reemerge after a one-month exile to Mar a Lago. He’ll be speaking on February 28 at CPAC, in what is no doubt going to be one of the most-watched events of the year. That’s assuming that Big Tech companies don’t completely censor the speech from the internet. The media will most definitely be covering the speech. They miss him desperately, along with the ratings bonanza that the most popular president in American history provided them. For most of us, Sunday’s speech is not about what Trump is going to say, but more importantly, what he plans to do.
Don Jr., Lara and Eric Trump have all hinted that a 2024 presidential run is definitely not off the table. Trump will be getting up there in years in 2024, but then again, he appears to be slightly immortal. Every other president in recent years has aged dramatically in office, while Donald Trump appears about as spry today as he was back when he came down the golden escalator in 2015.
Grover Cleveland, of course, lost his first reelection bid and came back four years later to become president once again. So, there’s certainly precedent for a Trump comeback.
Here’s another interesting idea that I saw floating around over the weekend. Rather than running for reelection as president, John Quincy Adams took a few years off and then ran for the House of Representatives, where he spent the rest of his political career.
The idea was that Trump could run for an open seat in Florida and then easily become Speaker of the House. The likelihood of Republicans retaking the House in 2022 is almost not worth mentioning, based on how bad the buyer’s remorse on the left is right now over the Biden-Harris regime. As Speaker of the House, Trump could then set the legislative agenda for Congress for the rest of his natural life.
As intriguing as that idea is, I don’t really see Donald Trump pursuing it. He’s management material, not legislative worker-bee material. It would be fun to watch him take the Speaker’s gavel away from Nancy Pelosi in two years, though, wouldn’t it?
One thing we can say with fair certainty is that President Trump will spend the next two years making delightful crunchy sounds with his heels as he pulverizes the political careers of some of his enemies. He’ll be boosting primary candidates to run against some of his worst enemies in the House and Senate, in order to replace them with pro-Trump, America-First patriots.
Mitch McConnell won’t be up for reelection anytime soon, but the fact that he has lost the faith of his entire base and many in the GOP caucus doesn’t bode well for him. Trump will be encouraging McConnell to step down, and he’ll be goading the Senate Republicans into choosing a new leader. McConnell’s days as Minority Leader may be numbered.
And pity those seven House Republicans, including Liz Cheney, who voted to impeach Donald Trump. Easy prediction: Trump will be campaigning in person for their primary opponents in 2022. That will be enjoyable, because as everyone knows, Campaign Trump is everyone’s favorite Trump.
I’m curious to see whether viewership of Trump’s Sunday speech will out-do the Super Bowl in total numbers. In addition to all of President Trump’s supporters, millions of Democrats will be tuning in as well. The central question in all of American life today is: What’s Trump going to do next?
(Spoiler alert: Trump is also a master of suspense. He may not give us any answers on Sunday, just so he can keep everyone on pins and needles for a few more weeks or months.)
The Democrats’ obsession with Donald Trump is working out better for America than we could have imagined. After impeachment, they’re still grubbing around in Congress trying to pass unconstitutional bills to punish Trump in this life and the next. This is actually a good thing! Waste as much time as you’d like, Democrats!
If we can make it to about the 1st of May without any Obamacare-style monstrosities rammed through Congress, all of the Democrats’ momentum will be gone. Joe Biden’s first term will end up being one of the biggest flops since the Jimmy Carter administration. The longer they keep trying to poke Donald Trump with a stick, the less likely it is that they’ll be able to pass an amnesty or a Green New Deal.
And I don’t know about you – but I can’t wait for Sunday’s speech!