This is not good news. Former president Trump is only good to write about after the fact. I like writing about politicians because, being politicians, they are predictable. Donald Trump is not a politician. Ergo, he is not predictable.
Maybe, if I were a bookie, I would be happier. There are so many possibilities as to how long he will last this time around. I think the odds would be about one in three that he might make it all the way to election day, November 5, 2024.
More immediate is the question as to whether he is indicted. Take what you want from that speech by Trump on January 6, 2021 but if he is not indicted, I have no idea of what more you would want him to say. I would indict him just for the lack of coherence in what he was saying. Mind you sending that leaderless mob into the Capitol was malicious and stupid. They were just lucky that more did not hurt themselves getting into the building.
And I would certainly expect more competition for Mr. Trump as presidential candidate than just Florida governor Ron DeSantis. I must admit that I have never seen a political party so eager to self destruct. Mind you both political parties in America need to take long hard looks in the mirror. If you think Joe Biden is from the radical left, you have an amusing view of politics.
And guys like DeSantis do more damage to Florida than the seasonal hurricanes. It makes me wonder who are the adults in these political parties? Growth in politics should be something other than a steady stream of ideologues. Politics needs to grow, it needs fresh ideas, it needs opportunities for people under 70. It has to stop being a meat market for buying and selling politicians. This is not a democracy, the way it is being run in America. And Canada is not far behind.
What needs to be understood is that politics has to reflect caring. Listening to Trump and others, you wonder whatever happened. These people are self-centred, egoists who have no empathy for their fellow citizens. A Trump speech is a barely articulate stream of self-centred whines. Politics is not a monologue. It requires listening.
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