Rick Wilson, a veteran Republican strategist, suggests the ex-president still holds sway despite multiple crises
Makes sense. DeSantis would likely be the 2024 version of Jeb Bush, withering away under the savage assaults of Trump, a man who knows no decency. And that would open the door to Christie, a guy who is “Jersey tough” and could go toe-to-toe with the Mango Mussolini.
Trump’s only chance is a repeat of 2016 - so many GOP candidates splitting the primary votes that his diehard cultists - 20% of the total GOP voters - get him enough primary wins that he gets the GOP nomination. Could happen again, but it will be tougher this time, especially if he gets indicted. The J6 Committee report will also be damning in the minds of sane people.