Dear Friends,

Don’t count former President Donald Trump out from winning the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2024 election. Despite the bad publicity from the January 6th fiasco and his vociferous and direct style, Trump is the favorite to win the nod, according to the polls. He controls 35% to 40% of the GOP and that percentage is real. Frankly, although in error with his knocking of former VP Mike Pence over the verification of the Electors, Trump never advocated attacking the Capital and he will not be prosecuted successfully for that.

Although very popular and extremely successful in Florida, and indeed a man who would be an excellent President, Governor Ron DeSantis is well behind Trump in the polls. Former Governor and UN secretary Nikki Haley is also a capable candidate, but also well behind Trump. I am hopeful that Trump will resist speaking ill of this competition, however Trump is Trump, and beats to his own drum.

At the CPAC convention in Maryland, Trump easily won the straw vote with 62% of the vote. He gave a dynamic speech covering all the inadequacies of Joe Biden, the worst President in U.S. history—covering his lies, influence peddling, border operation, terrible evacuation of our troops from Afghanistan, destruction of our oil and gas industry, and much more.

Frankly, any Republican candidate over this idiot Joe Biden, would be fine with me. Biden is doing his best to ruin this country. A Donald Trump and Nikki Haley combo would be very hard to beat if indeed the scenario turns out that way.

That’s the way I see it. As always, your comments are welcome and appreciated. Let me know what you think.

Sincerely yours,

JUDSON Bennett-Coastal Network