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Trump’s Successor

May 29, 2018

In 2016, GOP regulars could not secure the GOP nomination for one of their own. The GOP nomination for President was won by a non-politician who, alone but for the company of Rand Paul, rejected the policies of George W. Bush.

All, but Trump and Paul, drank the “W” Kool Aid and could not bring themselves to oppose “W’s” imperial foreign and military policies.

The GOP is in terrible shape nationally, but there are systemic reasons for that decline.

First, Few private sector occupations prepare Americans for elective office. Business experience is too remote from skills of political office and few businessmen can make a successful political career.

Second, You can’t grow, if none wants to enter the lists; and who can blame him. Subject yourself to a run for Congress or Governor and, if you are conservative, you place your reputation in the hands of “journalists” who despise your political principles.

Third, Running for office takes money. Candidates for the U.S. Senate will spend $10.6 million on their campaigns, which doesn’t include PAC expenditures.

Fourth, You must be motivated.

I’ve identified the leadership of the House Freedom Caucus and the twenty members of the House who have requested that a second Special Counsel be appointed to investigate the Department of Justice and the FBI as possible future candidates for the GOP nomination for President–if they can be elected to the U.S. Senate.

The U.S. Senate is bereft of conservatives. The reason for that was a decision taken at the beginning of the last century to amend the Constitution (the 17th) to elect U.S. Senators directly. That assured that candidates would run on “issues,” not “interests” of their states. In an era where ideologies dominate, Senate Candidates vie with one another to be representatives of ideologies.

If not the House, what of the Governors of the States? Presidents of the United States elected from the ranks of former Governors are: Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush.

Here’s a list of current Governors of the States. Which one is a possible successor to Donald Trump?

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