Really, what else is he going to do? We’ve discussed a couple of times on the Editors podcast how his thing may not be transferable in a race where he’s not running against Ted Cruz. But he has a national fundraising network and a national profile, both of which other candidates would kill to have at this juncture. And the lesson of Obama and Trump is not to wait around for your turn or to accrue political experience—just go for it. Maybe he fizzles out, but his chance of winning the nomination or getting on the ticket has to be higher over the next 18 months or so than it ever will be again.
At the outset, let’s get two things straight: First, there is something deeply disturbing about the Obama administration’s decision to open a counterintelligence investigation on retired lieutenant general Michael Flynn while he was working on the Trump campaign — and, ultimately, about the Justice ... Read More
Better late than never (I hope), my weekend column has posted on the website. It deals with the question whether General Michael Flynn actually lied to the FBI agents — including the now infamous Peter Strzok — when they interviewed him in the White House on his third day on the job as national security ... Read More
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In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump was asked on many occasions whether he would “accept the results” of the election if he were to lose. Democrats and their media allies demanded that he make a solemn vow to “accept the results.” It was never entirely clear what anybody thought ... Read More
Tributes to the late Christopher Hitchens, who died seven years ago yesterday, are trending on Twitter. Hardly surprising. Hitchens had one of those rare, magnetic personalities and a genius for friendship according to some of the most talented writers around today such as Douglas Murray, Christopher Buckley, and ... Read More