Editor’s note: Big Tent Ideas strives to give opposing viewpoints on today’s most pressing issues. The following is a commentary proposing that former President Donald Trump should be the Republican Party’s nominee for president in 2024. Former top Trump adviser Christian Whiton claims that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ huge victory in the 2022 midterm elections demonstrates Trump is no longer qualified to lead the Republican Party.
I could go on and on regarding how much better America was just two years ago. Prices for gasoline were nearly half of what they are today. There was approximately one-third less fentanyl traveling across the border. We were also not at the verge of a nuclear conflict with Russia.
You don’t need me to tell you how so much better our life was under Pres. Donald Trump than it was under President Joe Biden. However, it is now time to look ahead.
President Trump’s work was not completed. Only Donald Trump can be trusted to carry out the “America First” program that he campaigned on in 2016. We will not allow imitation. Despite what so many D.C., conservative elites would have people believe, we are not yet in or near the “post-Trump period.” We are still in the thick of the Trump revolution, which began when he rode down that gilded escalator.
Just look at who is already running against Trump in the 2024 primary. People like Paul Ryan and mega-donor billionaire Ken Griffin are planning to support a Trump campaign. Griffin “seeks to… dull the vein of populism which has hampered the party’s relations with the corporate sector,” according to Politico.
This is why a Trump campaign in 2024 is so important. We know he will continue to disrupt and assist the people in their fight against the Swamp.
Many of the Republicans who will agitate against him will raise millions of dollars in email fundraising solicitations using his name because they recognize how popular he has become among the base. Trump’s popularity stems from his ability to keep his promises. Do you recall celebrating the demise of ISIS? That was the power of a laser-focused Trump foreign policy.
President Trump oversaw an economic boom, controlled the border, and reshaped the political map. Why would we reverse course now and return to Republicans backed by Wall Street? We should not take our starting quarterback off the field at halftime.
If Donald Trump is re-elected to the White House, we will be able to accomplish much more.