Sticking entirely to the observable facts at this point:gaining_age wrote: ↑14 Aug 2022, 07:32Yes...
He'll be 78 at next election.... we already have a 78 year old in office.. please let's not do this again.
Noooo.....People want Trump back...
He did quite a few accomplishments but was unable to campaign upon them previously. He's still taking everything personally and his "you and Obama messed everything up" was his key message at a debate in 2020 rather than "here's what I've done". He may have more momentum in saying "this is how you're still messing things up" but that dog has run it's course.
He's rather a mess and I don't want the pendulum to swing from one mess to another for a presidential leadership. You clean things up.. you clean things out.. but you don't keep shouting about how messed up things are. He didn't do that with election (accept defeat and work to change the system-- not gripe and get people riled up) and he isn't/didn't do that with the bureaucracies... FBI still kind of wound up... and Non Supreme Court Justice Merrick seems rather vindictive too... not a good picture of behavior for our administrative/executive branches.
The raid is a disaster and great politics... each side can pick their talking point and be right!
* He had files!
* They told us to put a lock on the door!.. we did... they knew we had it and we were complying!
* The files were top secret!
* He declassified the files!
Finger pointing galore... if you're not confused and waiting for next details for someone to sort out the file raid you're swayed by viewpoint (bias) or by biased media.
What a freakin' mess....
-- Biden Admin have riled up the hornets' nest again. Lots of new anger and excitement buzzing. Topics like Hillary's email server and illegal confidential docs and Obama's stash of millions docs are hot and relevant again. I didn't think the conservative base could become more motivated, but this raises the intensity.
-- Trump got a bump in popularity from this. We'll see if it lasts, but I think we're going to need a lot more popcorn to get through Republican primary season.
I don't think this will hurt DeSantis if he decides to run. He can wait until more facts are disclosed, and campaign on whatever is appropriate. Reforming or disbanding the FBI? Charges against Wray and Garland? He has plenty of time before any appropriate action is clear.
Anyhow abuse of power by the Deep State is more urgent now, but this won't become a major campaign issue. We've still got huge Biden messes to fix.
- Border crisis,
- that mess with Putin,
- China & Taiwan,
- China in general,
- crime in our cities,
- groomers in our schools,
- securing the right to life for children.