By Jesse J. Lewis Sr.
This is an opinion column
Before the Republican Convention, Donald Trump will make the announcement that he is no longer running for President. As a general rule this announcement doesn’t make sense, but under the current circumstances, this announcement does.
Donald Trump’s reasons for dropping out will be that he did not plan to run for more than one term. His age level is the reason why he is running one term. Donald Trump is 74 years old, if he was to run and win, he will be 75.
He’s going to pretend that all this was his decision. The only person he would have discussed this with would be his wife prior to his announcement. He would also say that they previously discussed the possibility of one term.
The main reason why he’s not running is that he has been thoroughly convinced by key people in the Republican Party that he can’t win. The way the poll numbers look at the present time will get worse. Donald Trump can’t carry but two states, Alabama and Mississippi.
The Republican Party will give him an arm and a leg to get out. They will raise $25 or $30 million, and that will be his gift for getting out of the race.
Also, they will make sure that another Republican will be the next President of the United States. They are going to convince him that he could go to prison if they don’t get a Republican in office. Not only may he be going to prison, but also all of the alleged illegal actions he has done since becoming President will come to light. That could be a number of laws that he has possibly broken. He doesn’t want anyone to know of his finances. If he or another Republican does not win, all these details will be exposed.
The plan is going to be that they will endorse Vice President Mike Pence and his running mate will be Nikki Haley. This will give him great exposure and hell of a running mate. With these two people on the ticket, they will bring back all the Republican women, young Republicans, college students, and most of the group of voters that Donald Trump hasa lost.
Mike Pence is already campaigning. He is out there by himself; he went to Texas and this week he will be in Florida. He is also wearing a mask and the President isn’t even wearing one. His responsibility would be to campaign for the President about how good he would have been, and he will commit that all those charges that are against Donald Trump he will put a stop to them like they have been doing before.
Unquestionably, this would be a hurdle Joe Biden in all probability cannot pass over. His age will come up. If Biden is now 77 which means he will have to win a second term at the age of 81.
Down through the years I have written approximately 2,080 articles called One Man’s Opinion, and 95 percent of the time, even though the articles were my opinion, I was hoping that it will come true. This is the only article I have ever written that I pray that doesn’t come true, but I got to tell you there is a strong possibility that everything I said will come to reality.
Dr. Jesse J. Lewis is founder and publisher emeritus of The Birmingham Times