[guest post by Dana]
This guy will never accept that he lost the 2020 presidential election. In his fevered mind, the only possible way for him to have lost was because the election was rigged. He’ll beat that delusional drum until he feels vindicated. IOW, the rest of his life. And if his manic manipulations to prove fraud end up in taking down the Republican Party due to a significant lack of Republicans showing up at the ballot box, that’s just too bad. Trump posted this yesterday:
If we don’t solve the Presidential Election Fraud of 2020 (which we have thoroughly and conclusively documented), Republicans will not be voting in ‘22 or ‘24. It is the single most important thing for Republicans to do.
So a former Republican president is calling for the sabotage of the Republican Party’s political futures of his party because his massively inflated ego cannot/will not accept that more people wanted Joe Biden and not Donald Trump to become the next president. And MAGA loyalists will be more than willing to follow his lead. But what about the MAGA-leaning politicians? Are they willing to martyr themselves for the sake of his vanity? I don’t think so. It will be interesting to see how those up for re-election try to stay in his good graces as long as necessary, and then cut and run when the time comes. But who’s going to be taken in by such a painfully obvious move toward self-preservation? Too little, too late.
Normally, I wouldn’t care too much about Trump’s continual whining, however, looking to 2024, he quite possibly won’t be as irrelevant as one would hope:
Former President Donald Trump is the clear front-runner for the Republican Party’s 2024 presidential nomination, new polling shows.
Although a small faction of the GOP remains staunchly opposed to Trump, the vast majority of Republicans continue to view him favorably, and a significant majority want him to seek the presidency again. No other potential GOP presidential contender comes close to Trump’s level of support, according to the latest survey results from Morning Consult.
…47 percent of Republicans say they would vote for Trump if the 2024 GOP primary took place now. The closest contender behind Trump is former Vice President Mike Pence, but he garnered the backing of only 13 percent of respondents. Florida’s GOP governor, Ron DeSantis, was a close third, with just 12 percent of Republicans saying they’d vote for him.
After Pence and DeSantis, no other potential Republican candidate polled in the double digits.…Donald Trump Jr., came in fourth, with the backing of 6 percent of GOP voters…Nikki Haley, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Utah Senator Mitt Romney and Texas Senator Ted Cruz were each backed by 3 percent of Republicans.
With more than two-thirds of respondents saying that they want Trump to run again in 2024, he still matters.