Trump Takes Firm Lead Over GOP
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Well, folks, it looks like the political circus is in full swing once again. We’ve got former President Trump taking pot shots at one of his potential rivals, Governor DeSantis, in the lead-up to the Republican primaries. Now, while some might be surprised by the former president’s attacks being more policy-based than personal, I’m not one of them. Trump knows that he needs to have some substance to his campaign platform this time around if he wants to keep his base energized and fend off any potential challengers.
Of course, the former president’s campaign strategy also includes plenty of his usual fire and brimstone rhetoric. It’s worked for him in the past, and he’s not about to change now. But let’s not forget the fundraising haul that Trump’s campaign has been raking in, especially in the wake of his indictment in New York City. Say what you will about the man, but he’s got an extreme talent for generating money. As you would expect from a billionaire.
As for Governor DeSantis, well, it seems like he’s got a bit of a target on his back at the moment. Trump’s been going after him over his past votes and comments on Social Security, Medicare, and ethanol standards, among other issues. Now, I’m not here to endorse one candidate over another, but I will say that these are important policy issues that need to be debated and discussed in a substantive way. We can’t just rely on name-calling and personal attacks to win elections. I hope Trump sees it this way too. Republicans need to come together and unify, not name call. We can debate and show the left what real democracy looks like.
I don’t want us to forget the bigger picture here. What we’re so used to seeing is a game of who can score the most points, who can sling the most mud, who can whip up their base into the biggest frenzy. It’s all about winning, and that’s a real shame. But hey, that’s probably why I’ll never be president.
Now, some might say that Trump’s campaign represents a return to a more traditional Republican platform of small government, individual freedom, and free markets. But let’s be clear here: Trump’s a populist and I’m hoping he understands what the American people are in need of to get back on track.
So, as we head into another election cycle, let’s remember that we’re all Americans, and we’re all in this together. Let’s have a debate based on ideas, not insults. Let’s focus on the issues that matter, and let’s work together to find real solutions to the problems facing our country. That’s the only way we’re going to make America great again. What do ya’ll think here? Trump or DeSantis?
Source: The Hill