There is an old saying: “with friends like this, who needs enemies?” Today this may be replaced with another saying: “With enemies like this, who needs friends?” I suspect that very few establishment Republicans wanted Donald Trump to be the nominee in 2024. While Trump certainly has a lot of die-hard supporters, he also has a lot of people who are more than a little tired of his act. While he was definitely the leading candidate, he did not have the support of a majority of Republicans. Trump was counting on getting several opponents, so he could split the anti-Trump vote. There is only one potential candidate who truly terrified Trump and that is Ron DeSantis. While DeSantis was doing the kinds of things that candidates do before they become candidates, he had not officially announced his plans. I always suspected that left to his own devices, Trump was almost certain to self-destruct. DeSantis was wisely planning on staying out of the way until that happened.
Trump still attacked DeSantis, but the more he took cheap shots at DeSantis, the more he elevated DeSantis. I do think, strongly, that if Trump had been the nominee, because he slapped any hint of a challenge off the playing field, he would have been at serious risk of getting trounced in the general election. Of course, that depends on Democrats picking someone other than Joe Biden or Kamala Harris. Democrats may think that Biden is the only Democrat capable of beating Trump, but if they really believe that, what does it say about the leadership in the Democratic Party. Few would argue that Trump is the only Republican who can beat Biden. There are many Republicans more than capable of doing that. But never forget that Biden can beat Biden.
When you think about this, it is the ultimate lose-lose for the country. But one should never underestimate the extent of Trump-Derangement-Syndrome (TRS) in the Democratic Party. There are clearly a lot of people who hate him so much that they will do anything and everything to defeat him. Trump is brilliants at generating enthusiastic support and even more enthusiastic opposition. That brings us to the point where this prosecutor in New York is determined to indict Trump, for something, regarding the payoff of Stormy Daniels. This has apparently reached the point where even Trump is expecting to be arrested. But the problem is that paying off Stormy Daniels, even if true, is not actually much of a crime. One would shudder to think of the number of similar individuals who were paid handsomely for not spilling the beans on a powerful person. Bill Clinton allegedly gave $850,000 to Paula Jones. Hillary funded the Russian Collusion myth. One would have to be naïve to think that the Trump-Stormy Daniles story is unique. The filthy rich frequently resort to cash payments in situation like this. It is ugly. It is despicable. But hardly the crime of the century.
One the other hand, mobilizing the Prosecutors Office in New York to try and prevent Republicans from choosing Donald Trump to be their candidate just may be much closer to the crime of the century. The problem is that this is just so obvious that it cannot be ignored. I doubt seriously that even die-hard Democrats don’t understand the political nature of this prosecution. They just use their intense hatred of Donald Trump to justify ignoring the reality of this.
Trump has openly called for nationwide protests, but he is not exactly proposing violent protests. Instead, he wants to see millions of people get up from their seats and scream at the top of their lungs demanding that the endless persecution and now prosecution of Donald Trump stop. In the name of God, STOP! These clowns are too blinded by Trump-Derangement-Syndrome to realize that this just may propel Trump right back into the White House. Not because people are so thrilled at the thought of President Trump, but rather that if is the is quality of people desperate to destroy him, then he must be someone very very special indeed. In other words, by launching the ultimate cheap attack against him, they just may have elevated him to the ultimate martyr status. “Indeed, with enemies like this, who needs friends?”
Perhaps they can find some jury in New York composed of people who hate Trump enough to ignore the facts and vote to convict him. Even if there is a trial and Trump in convicted, at some point a court is extremely likely to overturn any conviction. This is still just a misdemeanor and there is a long list of Democrats who have been caught doing worse, much worse. In the meantime, what are they going to do? Try to keep him in jail, without bail, for this? Please! This is absolutely insane.
Let’s face it, Trump is a narcissist who cannot resist the urge to brag about himself. He also can’t resist taking cheap shots at anyone who dares attack him. That is just the way he is. While he is a far better communicator then his detractors understand, he is an extremely polarizing person. If he were to trash DeSantis into submission, which is far from guaranteed, he would pay a terrible price for that. Under that scenario, even with a candidate as pathetic as Joe Biden, Trump could actually lose a national election.
But now it is no longer Trump against DeSantis, it is the world against Trump, meaning the world of the MSM, the Democratic Party and the same prosecutors who want to defund police and let violent criminals out of jail without bail. Trump could not choose a better fight if he really wants to be President of the United States, and there is no doubt that this is exactly what he wants.
As I write this, I am stunned that these prosecutors and their supporters in the DNC are this stupid. I am not sure even the MSM is this stupid. We can be sure that the double-secret probationary committee trying to control much of what happens in Washington D.C. is literally on the verge of hysteria tonight. “They came, they saw, and they squandered, because they missed the most important rule of politics: “when your opponent is self-destructing, don’t get in the way.”