Will Donald Trump Run Again?
Just about everyone is wondering whether or not Donald Trump will run again in the year 2024, and it looks like we might have to wait until then to find out.
Many of Trump’s supporters are excited at the idea of him running again, while his detractors are even more adamantly opposed to him continuing as president beyond 2020.
But what would happen if Trump did run again? Would he win? Would he lose? Only time will tell, but hopefully, we’ll have this question answered sooner rather than later. At least, that’s what many are hoping for.
How Trump Won in 2016
It’s been a year since Election Day, and we’re still not quite sure how to describe what happened. Was it an anti-establishment vote against Hillary Clinton, or was it an outpouring of populist sentiment against elites in general?
Or did Hillary just lose because she wasn’t a very good candidate? And if it was a groundswell of support for conservative populism, is that something that will continue and what does that mean for our politics in 2018 and 2020?
The answers to these questions seem obvious now; but as 2020 came to a close, there are as many questions about Donald Trump’s political future as there were on election night.
What Are His Chances in 2024?
It seems likely that he’ll run again in 2024. Given his love of power and celebrity, it seems unlikely that President Trump will simply walk away from Washington when his term is up.
Recent history shows us many other examples of two-term presidents who were not voted out of office but simply chose not to seek re-election. Bill Clinton was very popular but chose not to run again because of health problems, as did George W. Bush after eight years in office.
Jimmy Carter was in good health but decided he had had enough after one term; the same for Ronald Reagan after two terms and Richard Nixon after a single term.
Factors That Might Prevent Another Win
Although The Wall Street Journal claims that many Republicans are hoping he will, several…