The answer to this is Trump, just in the sense that Trump zealots will never regard him as being "hamstrung by the courts," no matter what he's indicted for or even convicted of. And there's enough of them to make him the Republican nominee, over anybody else that who is running or likely to run. But then, as JR says a page back, that will result in Trump losing almost no matter how unpopular Biden becomes.If DeSantis flounders and Trump hamstrung by the courts, who is left?
The good news is that, for the next twenty years, Republican voters will not be satisfied with any candidate they put up, because . . . well, he's no Trump.
Well, what you say is true, but among the reasons that I nevertheless feel confident in my prediction is that the various people in the pipeline will themselves think that they have to duplicate Trump--be Trump-lite, or Trumpesque, or the next Trump, or New Trump, in any case, to go after the Trump voter. And, first, I don't think people know which traits to imitate in Trump, which ones really make him Trump, so they'll go after the wrong things. Second, none of them will be able to pull off the key things with any real feeling of authenticity. For one thing Trump is a true pathological liar; most people aren't, and it's not something you can fake or do half-way. There are people who do Elvis impersonations, and some Elvis fans enjoy those for what they are, but if some musician after Elvis had tried to say, "hey, I'm the new Elvis," some Elvis fans might like that person as a musician, but all Elvis fans would say "no, you're not, no fanatic following for you." These demagogues arise whenever they do, cause what damage they do, then once they're gone, their whole following deflates. They catch a mood. Trump caught a mood.Eh, I wouldn't be too sure of this. We wouldn't have seen Trump coming in like 2013, 2014, and God only knows what's coming down the Republican pipeline now...
No, but Nikki Haley and John Sununu both could. Sadly, they can't beat Trump in the primary.Mike "The Fly" Pence?
Nuck-nuck Tuck Carlson?
Mike Lindell aka The Pillow Guy?
Scary Kari Lake?
Margory Taylor Greenback?
Mad Matty Gaetz?
Anyone see anyone on that list that has a chance in Hades of winning a national election?
Several people have asserted that Cohn had considerable influence on the Presidency of Donald Trump, e.g. Ivy Meeropol, director of Bully, Coward, Victim: The Story of Roy Cohn said "Cohn really paved the way for Trump and set him up with the right people, introduced him to Paul Manafort and Roger Stone—the people who helped him get to the White House." Where's my Roy Cohn? director Matt Tyrnauer told Esquire that he "was very aware of [Cohn's] relationship with Donald Trump and the fact that he had a huge influence on him. Having done a lot of research and now made a film, I think that that's actually understating it. I think Roy Cohn created a president from beyond the grave".
I think it's early in the second verse:
This monster hit of a song was created in 1989, when Joel turned 40. The idea spawned from a conversation he had with a friend of Sean Lennon. The friend just turned 21 and was complaining about how crazy it was to be living in his era, therefore undermining any other time before his. This encouraged Joel to write a song that would prove that any time is filled with extremes.
Starting from 1949 (the year in which he was born), he chronicled the major events that occurred during that time in a rapid fire delivery of names, places, and cultural works.
These are his words on the subject:
"I started doing that as a mental exercise. I had turned forty. It was 1989, and I said, “Okay, what’s happened in my life? I wrote down the year 1949… It was kind of a mind game. [It’s] one of the few times I’ve written the lyrics first, which should be obvious to why I usually prefer to write the music first, because the melody is horrendous. It’s like a mosquito droning. It’s one of the worst melodies I’ve ever written. I kind of like the lyric though."
Sadly, no to Haley. Too many jagoffs who won't vote for a women. One of the factors that cost Clinton in '16.No, but Nikki Haley and John Sununu both could. Sadly, they can't beat Trump in the primary.
And as far as prison time hurting his chances, I feel obligated to remind everyone that Adolf Hitler went to prison for a while and see what happened there.
I'm not worried about Trump winning a fair election, I'm worried about the election deniers that have wormed their way into local and state election administration positions that can throw enough sand in the gears to semi-legitimize more post-election hijinks in 2024, or the Senate tipping GOP and turning Biden into Dr Veto. Though one wonders how those promised impeachment proceedings are going, House?
No.The first woman to be elected president in the US will be a Republican, though, I predict.
Unfortunately on this one, I can't take the tack I took with Lex recently and say "well, let's wait and see." Because I don't think it's going to happen within my remaining twenty-odd years on this earth.