If you have read any of my previous brain droppings on this site you know that I am no fan of Donald Trump. In my humble opinion, the former Prez is an incompetent narcissist who would go bankrupt running a whorehouse located adjacent to a Naval base. And he would blame the sailors.
But hey. That’s not just my view of the world. Trump these days is being rightly bashed for costing Republicans the opportunity to regain control of Congress. Not even Trump’s cult of Christo-Fascists could stomach the group of losers that he handpicked in Senate and House races across the country. I still wonder if many in the GOP leadership had reservations about letting Herschel Walker carry the ball in Georgia. Probably not.
Oh, well. And I guess Dr Oz doesn’t really count as a GOP loss. Based on his medical acumen I’m pretty sure he was running on the Quack Party.
So given Trump’s recent record—devastating loss in the last Presidential election, support for what turned out to be an attempted overthrow of our government, leading Republicans to a disastrous outcome in the recent midterm elections, overseer of the COVID pandemic that killed thousands (millions?) and crippled our economy —you would think he would slither back to Mar-a-Largo and wait for the United States Marshal to deliver an arrest warrant.
But no. He apparently is going to announce tonight that he plans to run for President in 2024.
Oh, mama. Don’t let your babies grow up to be a Republican.
With Trump’s losing record, I guess his intention to run again virtually guarantees that Ron DeSantis, the Florida Gov, will end up as the nominee. And since DeSantis appears to be Trump with a brain, well, anything can happen.
So the time has come to heed the advice of the great American philosopher Sgt. Phil Esterhaus. He routinely cautioned his police colleagues on the hit TV show Hill Street Blues: “Let’s be careful out there.”
I’m Rob Jewell and I live and write in Woodland Park, Colorado, the City Above the Clouds.
I've been fortunate. I worked for 29 years at BFGoodrich in Akron, Ohio. I started editing employee publications and ended as vice president of corporate communications. Then I started a public relations consulting company before becoming a full-time faculty member in the School of Journalism at Kent State University. I taught courses in writing, public relations and mass communication ethics. And I supervised a student-run public relations firm, called Flash Communications. During my tenure at Kent State I was honored to receive the university’s Outstanding Teaching Award.
During most of this time I've been a dedicated runner. OK, jogger, if you take speed into consideration. But while my times are not much to write about, I was and am committed. For almost 30 years I ran at least 1,000 miles each year. (Except for one year when I tore my calf muscle playing tennis. So much for tennis.)
Being on the road most mornings at 5 a.m. gave me some time to think. It also led to some amazing friendships that now span more than three decades.
And my longtime love affair with running helped me shape my first novel, Then We Ran, which is available wherever electronic books are sold.
And just so you don't think that all I did was work and run, I have other interests as well, many centering on family.
My wife, Mary, was a successful and highly regarded career teacher in the Akron public schools. She now devotes her time and energy to a host of social and athletic activities in Woodland Park.
My son, Brian, teaches at Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs where he is also the head soccer coach.
And my daughter, Jessica, has completed her doctorate at Kent State University where she is also an administrator with the Wick Poetry Center. I've done a lot of writing during my career -- but Jessica is the real writer in the family. I'll try not to make too many errors in this blog. I'm sure she'll be watching.
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Great post, Rob. You poured my fear into words: DeSantis is a Trump with a brain and that is dangerous. so does that mean that we would rather have trump run ?
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