"Many would agree with the assessment that the Republican Party in the past four years has been transmogrified into the Party of Trump. Mr. Donald Trump's personality and modus operandi are also well known. The possibility of Mr. Trump running for the office of President of the United States of America in 2024 as a Republican or as the head of his own new party is real. Alternately, keeping things in an uproar and interfering with the normal progression of presidential candidates in the Republican Party is also a distinct possibility. None of this bodes well for the Republican Party.
"Senator Addison McConnell, whatever his faults, has a deep sense of responsibility to and respect for his party. He is quite aware of the danger to the party over the long haul posed by Mr. Trump. The Republican Party would do well to put the Trump Era behind it. To do this, it's necessary to remove Mr. Trump from the party's immediate -- four year -- future. That means eliminating his ability to run for President in 2024 or even to use the threat of running for his own purposes*. If this can be done, Mr. Trump's followers will also be cut loose from him and be available to whomever wins the Republican nomination for president in 2024.
"That step-by-step analysis leads to Senator McConnell rounding up the necessary number of Republican Senators to complete the impeachment procedure against Mr. trump with a ban from running for public office.
"That's all conjecture, of course. It does have a certain whiff of realpolitik, however.
"Regards, stay safe 'n well. Remember the prophylactic Big 3: masks, hand washing and physical distancing.
"* There's little doubt that a third party bid by Mr. Trump would result in a win for the Democratic Party, with the Republican Party running a distant last."
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