If there is one thing that we’re sure about when it comes to the modern Democratic Party, it’s that they are ready for Donald Trump to be over.
The former NYC business mogul entered the political scene like some indiscriminate weather event, blanketing The Beltway with the sort of braggadocio that one expects only from Hollywood or the far-flung past bits of our governmental history…like back when duels were a thing.
Now that Trump’s out of office, the left believed that they could breathe easy, but, after a blockbuster performance at CPAC, Trump’s star is continuing to rise…and it’s making the Democrats nervous.
President Trump is the early leader among conservatives for the Republican Party’s 2024 presidential nomination, according to The Washington Times/CPAC poll released Sunday — but even if he is not at the top of the ticket, conservatives said, the Trump agenda must be the party’s driving force.
Asked flatly whether they want Mr. Trump to run again, 68% said “Yes,” making him the clear leader.
When stacked up against a list of 20 other names in the straw poll, Mr. Trump was the pick of 55%, distantly followed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who likely had a favorite son advantage. This year’s Conservative Political Action Conference was held in Orlando, Florida.
And there’s more…
No other candidate topped 5% in the poll.
Even more important than Mr. Trump himself was the agenda he blazed. A stunning 95% of those polled said the Republican Party must continue to pursue the issues of the former president.
This is precisely not what the liberals wanted to hear moving forward, especially those who were hoping that the Republican Party could cannibalize itself in the post-Trump era.