With luck Donald Trump will decide not to enter the 2024 Presidential race and forego developing the nation into a banana republic. He could of course choose to wear a uniform coat with epaulets and ribbons while extolling the greatness he confers upon the public with so little reward yet the attraction of letting a more representative candidate- a guy with degrees from Harvard, Yale and grad of navy seal school get put down with his withering wit may be irresistible. The nation could you a gerontocratic battle; mano y mano, of two old guys with remarkable few remaining skills in comparison to those they had a few decades ago.
Governor DeSantis is one quality candidate and the nation needs one or more of those. Joe Biden and Donald Trump should enjoy the wealth and satiation of their elder years and allow the nation to find actual quality leadership. The Roman Republic and Empire suffered quite a bit when they had a string of bad leaders. The fate of their nation like the well being, security and solvency of a nation suffers with bad leadership.
I appreciate the fact that President Trump was the sole realistic alternative to Hillary Clinton and maybe half of the nation is grateful that he kept the Clintons from seizing the day, and of course the Demo Party has punished him so far as possible ever since. If he chooses to run again and loses, or brought his unusual attitude to office he can only do the public harm (unless the sole alternative was four more years of Joe Biden). Americans don’t like to elect family dynasties much and plutocrats are not very liked either. The nation did revolt against the upper class to start with and don’t need another one established to wrench progress with an over-concentration of wealth.
Intelligent, sober old people are a blessing to the nation; intemperate individuals less so in public office. One may have strong opinions yet egoism and assertiveness go a long way to give the appearance of a lack of intellect and knowledge. President Biden and Trump each seem terribly afflicted with personal egoism. Trump’s is over and Biden’s is covert. The federal government needs better leaders. Even an older Ralph Nadir would be a better choice.