President Trump closed out 2017 with major wins. The country is rebounding in ways we didn’t imagine were possible. Yet still, there are NeverTrumpers who want to drag us down.
Most of the Republican Party has come aboard. They are getting behind Trump in a big way. That was proven when they voted on the historic tax cut bill. But a few still hold grudges against Trump. Some have even speculated a primary run come 2020.
As unlikely as that is, The Hill has speculated on who might challenge the President.
From The Hill:
Will President Trump face a challenge from within his own party in 2020?
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake (R) seems to think so. On Sunday, Flake told ABC’s “This Week” that if the president did not change his approach, he “is going to leave a huge swath of voters looking for someone else…”
The president remains popular among Republican voters, even as he endures historically low approval numbers at large. In most polls, around 80 percent of GOP voters give Trump the thumbs-up.
Still, Trump would become much more vulnerable if Republicans suffered major losses in the midterm elections set for November 2018.
But who is most likely to do it?
The Hill lists Trump’s opponents as Sen. Jeff Flake, Sen. Ben Sasse, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and Sen. Ted Cruz.
Let’s be honest here. This is merely liberal wishful thinking. Only a fool would challenge Trump, especially after his successes. By 2020 there might not be any liberal who could stand against him. And when was the last time a party turned on its incumbent?
But if there was someone that could rival him, it could be Ted Cruz. The Texas Senator enjoys a strong, conservative background. He is often regarded as an outsider to the D.C. swamp. He was also the last man standing during the 2016 primaries against Trump.
As a bonus, he seemed to be one of the few politicians who fought Obama’s net neutrality years ago. And he still seems knowledgeable on the subject, more so than everyone else.
But will he challenge Trump? I doubt it. After the dust settled from the primaries, Cruz became an ardent Trump supporter. He did not jump on the NeverTrump bandwagon. In the Senate, he’s been one of Trump’s loyal allies. So, would he jeopardize our success in a few years? Probably not.
Despite that, keep your own on Cruz. Whenever Trump leaves office, we will need a good man to take his place. Ted Cruz will, hopefully, be a top contender.
Source: The Hill