Recent polls suggest that 60% of Americans don’t want Donald Trump to run for president in 2024, and 70% say President Joe Biden shouldn’t run. Just 42% of Americans think Biden is performing well as president. At this same point during his administration, Trump’s rating stood at 38%. In 2016, Trump became the oldest person ever to win the White House. He’ll be 77 next year, In 2020, Biden beat Trump and his age record. He is now 80.  Yet, improbable as it may seem, America is now preparing for a Biden-Trump rematch in November 2024.  

Why is this happening? Let’s start with Trump. In today’s Republican Party, the voter base, not the party elite, is setting the terms of political warfare. For all of his legions of critics, rivals, enemies, and legal problems, Trump’s pugilistic populism still inspires millions of supporters, and no-one else in today’s Republican Party comes close. Florida governor Ron DeSantis, who has yet to declare his candidacy up to this writing, looks to...

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