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Trump “Tower”: Will It Last?

Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2023
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AMAC Exclusive – By Herald Boas

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For the time being, Donald Trump towers over the Republican roster of presidential candidates.

This does not mean he will be the GOP nominee next year, but it does acknowledge that the former president now has the largest voter base in that party, and that none of his rivals have yet shown sufficient presence to defeat him in next year’s Republican primaries.

The word presence is important. The first debate in Milwaukee illustrated its significance. Those who qualified for the debate were articulate and had, for the most part, strong resumes and serious political experience. But none of them dominated the debate, although some of them were very aggressive and held the stage longer than the others.

The former president did not participate in the debate, but did a pre-recorded interview with Tucker Carlson on X (Twitter), and released it during the event in Milwaukee.

It is unclear what the ultimate impact of the four separate sets of Trump indictments — one in New York, one in Florida, one in the District of Columbia, and one in Georgia — will have on the upcoming primary races for the Republican nomination. Their initial impact, however, was to rally support for Mr. Trump among Republicans who have considered the criminal charges to be politically motivated and directed by the Biden administration and Democrats against the frontrunning GOP candidate.

Some commentators have suggested that the indictments were initiated by cynical Democrats who knew in advance that the prosecutions would enhance Trump’s chances of being nominated — their (possibly incorrect) assumption being that the former president would be the easiest GOP nominee to beat in November 2024.

This speculation was supported by earlier polling that had indicated a majority of voters overall would not vote for Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential election against President Biden.

This view, however, has become increasingly complicated by the continuing plunge in popularity of Biden, and his apparent physical and mental decline in his public appearances — resulting in a growing sense of alarm among Democrats, including pollsters, strategists, and officials, that the Biden-Harris ticket cannot defeat ANY ticket the GOP puts up in November. Now, Trump leads Biden in some hypothetical 2024 matchup polls.

The problem with speculating about this race five months before the first primaries, eleven months before the two national conventions, and fourteen months before Election Day, is that so much is likely to change in this volatile political environment.

Each week, for example, more prominent Democrats advocate a new liberal-progressive ticket for their party in 2024. The biggest prospective Biden challengers are so far holding back, but potentially serious candidates like California Governor Gavin Newsom are making themselves very visible, and would need little impetus to enter the race if the Biden-Harris ticket continues to flounder. It would take only one major figure such as Mr. Newsom to enter to trigger a flood of candidates and create an open, possibly bitter, contest.

While former President Trump now enjoys large leads in primary states, bolstered by reaction to his indictments, some state polls show those leads becoming smaller as the large number of GOP candidates become better known. Governor Ron DeSantis, whom many pundits predicted would mount a real challenge to Mr. Trump, has not seen his campaign take off as he and his supporters hoped it would, but he remains in double digits in most state polls.

Two events could alter the present political chemistry. Mr. Trump could make the kind of mistake that would hurt him with his base of voters, and Mr. DeSantis (or another candidate) could break out in a dramatic way through something he or she might say or do. With some GOP voters still uneasy about a third Trump nomination, and so much time remaining, this hypothetical turn of events is perhaps possible even if it does not now seem likely.

In any event, the current Trump “tower” remains on unprecedented, and therefore potentially shaky, ground as the legal and political scenarios play out.

In history, the Tower of Babel was destroyed, the Leaning Tower of Pisa still stands but is sinking into the ground, and the Eiffel Tower remains triumphal in place in Paris.

The fate of the Trump “tower,” that is, his ongoing high stakes electoral saga, is tantalizingly now unknown, as is the whole course of the 2024 presidential campaign, with its epic story yet to be fully told.

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Franklin Werkheiser
Franklin Werkheiser
10 months ago

DONALD TRUMP 2024, THE ONE THE ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Franklin Werkheiser
Franklin Werkheiser
10 months ago

With the exception of Tim Scott, articulate is not the word I’d use for the rest. The word I’d use cannot be posted. I wouldn’t even call them experienced politicians but instead Leaches of a Corrupt Political system that helped them become multi-millionaires that accomplished absolutely nothing in their decades of disservice to America. If their service would have been justified our country would not be in the sad shape it’s in and on the verge of bankruptcy. The rest of the field are nothing more than Liberal Rhino Traitors.

TammyS
TammyS
10 months ago

This article is way off. Trump stands tall above the rest and will continue to rise. I don’t care what he does or says at this point, I will vote for him anyway just to shove it up the demonrat behinds!

michaelR
michaelR
10 months ago

Yes, it is unknown as it almost seems daily something else has entered the picture. But, one things clear. The “crats” will STOP at nothing to keep Trump from being elected again. These fraudulent invented indictments are obviously their biggest ploy but don’t bank on them alone. The crats will invent something else to hammer Trump over. Like a lot of you, I’m a Trumper to the end, and I figure my donations to his campaign are totally worth it.

Delores
Delores
10 months ago

We are voting for Trump only. He did a great job before, and we know he will do so again.

tommyboy
tommyboy
10 months ago

It just got a little bit taller 3 more family membersare now on board

David Millikan
David Millikan
10 months ago

Vote TRUMP if you love the USA and FREEDOM.

Garyk
Garyk
10 months ago

President Trump has stood strong by America and EVERY Citizen , despite the fabricated lies of the marxist democrat party, self anointed elites , washigtons bloated un-accountable bureaucracy , deep state haters,and every other corrupt politician or media outlet – We the People MUST stand with Him and destroy this attack on OUR COUNTRY!
The blatant, immoral, shove it down our throats insanity from marxist democrats,rinos and establishment politicians MUST be ended.

Charles John Radliff
Charles John Radliff
10 months ago

I know someone who lived 2000 years ago, who was arrested, tried in an illegal kangaroo court, and was summarily executed. I stand by that Man, just as I stand by Donald Trump today. Both of them are having hate leveled at them without a cause, by numbers of people greater than the number of hairs on their heads (Psalm 69:4, John 15:25).

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
10 months ago

Yes since No 1 can match him now
Despite Rons running FL

Gammy
Gammy
10 months ago

God is already on the other side of the next election. Trust Him for the outcome and vote for the candidate who trusts in Him too!

Morbious
Morbious
10 months ago

The core reason Trumps numbers aren’t much higher is the high number of sensitive souls whose feelings were hurt somewhere along the line and are pouting. Lincoln said of Grant ‘i cant spare this man, he fights’. Grant had plenty of critics as does Trump but both are alike in determination; the utter unwillingness to quit.

RAD
RAD
10 months ago

I consider them all traders we need a united front against the socialist Democrats and every one for Trump. They need a message that we will not take the crap they are throwing at him and the more they throw the more we will support him.

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
10 months ago

Even if they manage to imprison Trump, there will always be the next in line that the left will hate: all they need is for that persons poll numbers to rise! They’d be more in DeSantis butt (more than they are) if his was ascending. Democrats are like Whack-a-moles.

Mike
Mike
10 months ago

Me reading this article with AMAC believes I don’t want to join. We don’t need anti-president Trump articles. AMAC playing both sides for sales.

James Keenum
James Keenum
10 months ago

Dear Mr. Herald Boas,You sound a lot like a “Never Trumper” I do agree that as an election, we are still far off. However, being that you sound like a “Never Trumper”, 2020 was completely and “in our face’ stolen election. Our country is suffering greatly from the Chicom/Obama controllers in D.C. When I read stories like this in AMAC, I am almost tempted to cancel my subscription.

Myrna
Myrna
10 months ago

I look for (convincing) leadership. President Trump has it. I think Vivek Ramaswamy has it. The others might. At least half on the debate stage were not convincing.

Trump down
Trump down
10 months ago

He will know when it cop comes down
Since he be in it lol

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