On Jan. 20, Joseph R. Biden will take the oath of office and become the 46th president of the United States of America. The turnout in this election was unprecedented, with both candidates receiving the highest vote totals of anyone in the history of this country.

But the Grand Old Party still remains in a dire situation. We’ve been on the losing end of the popular vote in seven of the last eight presidential elections and have lost the electoral vote in five of those.

So, now we’re at a crossroads. How does the GOP keep the roughly 73 million Trump voters, while also welcoming those who refused to support him because of his harsh rhetoric and unpresidential demeanor?

We must first ask ourselves two questions: What energized the Trump base and what energized his opposition?

The answer to the first question is that he built a grassroots populist movement. He provided an outlet to the forgotten Americans who sought revenge on the “establishment” media and politicians. They felt that these people are the ones responsible for the rising income gap, endless wars in the Middle East and economic globalization.

Many former Democrats in the Rust Belt supported Trump for this very reason. States that were once blue are now swing states, or in the case of Ohio, solid red states.

But the exact opposite has happened in Arizona, Georgia and Texas, thanks to the countless unnecessary comments made by the 45th president that offended a large portion of the electorate.

So, who can help the GOP regain the White House in 2024? It has to be someone who can activate the tens of millions of patriotic Americans who comprise the “silent majority.” But it must also be a person who can do this without the unintended consequences that follow Trump around like Pig Pen’s dust cloud.

The answer is Tucker Carlson.

The Fox News anchor and host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” will hold on to the Trump coalition without alienating the key voting blocs that Republicans desperately need. At 7 p.m. each weeknight, he addresses the same issues that led the president to victory in 2016. But he’s able to do this effectively without insulting millions of potential voters.

Carlson is aware of the widespread dissatisfaction with Bush-era conservatism. He embraces the same populist ideas that brought success to both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. Neither of these individuals would’ve been viewed as serious candidates before the 2016 election.

But the nation is tired of a media that talks down to them. They realize that fewer and fewer decent-paying jobs are available for workers without a college degree. They wonder why our troops are still dying in post-9/11 wars when Osama Bin Laden has been dead for almost a decade. That’s why despite Trump’s infinite number of character flaws, more than 73 million Americans still voted for him.

Tucker Carlson understands this better than anyone. That’s why he should be the Republican nominee for president in 2024.

Andrew England is a spring 2020 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and served as deputy director of Election Day operations for the Republican Party of Texas.

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Bailey Jones

omg

George Soros

I cant believe someone actually wrote this and thought it was a real solution.

Ted Gillis

His campaign theme song can be "Let me entertain you".

Carlos Ponce

Great advice from "Two-vote Ted".

Joel Martin

He lost many supporters by bad mouthing Sidney Powell. Also, I wouldn't bet on Biden taking office next year.

Carlos Ponce

Tucker backed away from Thursday remarks during Friday's show:

"In the last 24 hours we heard a lot about that segment including people in the White House and people close to the President. Like us they have concluded this election was not fair. Sidney came on FOX this morning and suggested that we may not have to wait much longer. 'I fully expect', she says, 'that we will be able to prove all of it in a court within the next two weeks.' As far as we're concerned that is great news. If Sidney Powell can prove the technology companies switched millions of votes and stole a Presidential Election she would have almost single handedly uncovered the greatest crime in the history of this country and no one will be more grateful than us." - Tucker Carlson

Susan Smith

80,000,000+ Trump voters

Carlos Ponce

And they're not dead!

Paul Sivon

Just brain dead

Carlos Ponce

So much for Liberal civility.[rolleyes] How very Progressive of you, Paul Sivon.

Dan Freeman

A federal judge dealt a death blow to the Trump campaign's effort to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's win of the presidency on Saturday, by dismissing a closely watched lawsuit that sought to invalidate millions of Pennsylvania votes.

"It is not in the power of this Court to violate the Constitution," Judge Matthew Brann of the US District Court in the Middle District of Pennsylvania wrote on Saturday in a withering decision, hours after the final round of filings in the case came in. The judge wholeheartedly rejected the Trump campaign's attempt to throw out the Pennsylvania vote, noting that Biden has won the state and results will be certified by state officials on Monday. Biden has a margin of more than 81,000 votes in the state.

"In the United States of America, this cannot justify the disenfranchisement of a single voter, let alone all the voters of its sixth most populated state. Our people, laws, and institutions demand more," the judge wrote. "At bottom, Plaintiffs have failed to meet their burden to state a claim upon which relief may be granted."

This was essentially the last major case seeking to throw out or block enough votes that could swing a key state in Trump's favor, and Brann's decision on Saturday is at least the 30th loss or withdrawal of a case from the Trump campaign and its allies since Election Day. There have only been two wins in court for Republicans, about very small numbers of votes.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/21/politics/federal-judge-dismisses-trump-pennsylvania-lawsuit/index.html

Carlos Ponce

No 'deathblow", Dan. Just an anticipated step on the way to the Supreme Court. Stay tuned!

Carlos Ponce

Three employees of the voting machine / software company "Dominion" whose products were used in multiple U.S. States for the recent election, have come forward and are blowing the whistle about OUTRIGHT ELECTION THEFT perpetrated through their company's voting software!

The crux of their testimony: Software switched or simply erased more than 3.8 MILLION votes.

According to Intelligence Community sources, Dominion software vote-switching was the Democrats first weapon of choice. Mail-In voting was their second weapon of choice. That's why they froze all the counting on election night, the software wasn't giving them the desired outcome, so they resorted to having vans full of pre-filled ballots delivered at 4 a.m.

At present, a Dominion contract worker in charge of technical support for the Detroit area of ​​Michigan during the general election, Melissa Carone, has come forward to testify that she found a large number of ballots scanned 4-5 times in Detroit.

Unlike Liberal "whistleblowers" the names of Dominion whistleblowers will be revealed in court.

Bailey Jones

liar. Or, more likely, dupe. I'll be awaiting your retraction when this gets tossed out of court.

Carlos Ponce

I can picture Bailey Jones shaking in his socks that this will pan out.

Gary Miller

When SCOTUS looks at the Dominion results Biden will be gone. No state results can be believed if Dominion was involved. SCOTUS will not pick a winner but instead move the election to the House of Reps. 31 to 19 win for trump.

Bailey Jones

Dream on dreamers. It's going to hurt when you finally realize that you've been conned by a grifter these past four years. I just hope you finally realize it.

Carlos Ponce

But the "grifter" was in office for EIGHT years, Bailey from 2009 to 2017.

Dan Freeman

Sources? Newsmax? Infowars? UFOs?

Ted Gillis

Is the Supreme Court going to release the kraken on us, Gary?

Carlos Ponce

There is no "Kracken", Ted. But the Supreme Court (at least 5 of them) will unleash the CONSTITUTION on those who attempted to steal the election from Trump.

George Soros

how many challenges has your boy lost now? last i checked he was 0-10. Odds arent good!

Ted Gillis

Even those five would probably like to see some evidence. They may be conservative, but they’re not crack pots.

Dan Freeman

There is no evidence. That is why Michigan has certified the results.

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