If Trump seeks the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, it almost surely will be his for the asking. I proudly will support him in that effort, especially after Biden’s Afghan mega-disaster confirms that having a reputed bully in the White House sometimes comes in handy.
But what if Trump, who will be 78 at the next presidential election, bequeathed the GOP standard to a new generation of Republican leadership? If so, visualize this 2024 Dream Team:
•President of the United States – Governor Ron DeSantis (R – Florida)
•Vice President of the United States – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R – South Carolina)
•Secretary of State – Robert C. O’Brien (former National Security Advisor)
•Secretary of Defense – Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R – California) (House GOP leader)
•Secretary of the Treasury – Steve Forbes (Veteran free-market advocate; 1996 and 2000 GOP presidential candidate)
•Attorney General – John Yoo (U.C. Berkeley law professor; DOJ alumnus)
•Secretary of Veterans Affairs – John Ullyot (Former spokesman for VA and NSC)
•United Nations Ambassador – Dr. Monica Crowley (Conservative national security scholar and Treasury Department alumna)
•Director of National Intelligence – Ric Grenell (Former Acting DNI)
•Director of Central Intelligence – K.T. McFarland (GOP foreign-policy luminary)
•Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation – Ted Ullyot (Former DOJ chief of staff)
•Federal Reserve Chairman – Larry Kudlow (Legendary free-market economist)
•Director, Office of Management and Budget, Steve Moore – (Free-market advocate, economist, and scholar)
•White House Press Secretary – Candace Owens (Conservative firebrand)
•Speaker of the House – Donald J. Trump (45th President of the United States)
This line-up would generate America First policies while somewhat limiting the Left from foaming at the mouth over Trump’s eccentricities.
DeSantis is much like Trump — conservative, intrepid, and combative — but without the distracting Twitter blasts. He also is the highly successful and popular governor of Florida, which likely spins the über-swingy Sunshine State and its 30 Electoral College votes into the GOP column.
Read the rest of Deroy Murdock’s article at Townhall.