The ‘Normalcy’ Candidate

(Photo of Donald Trump by James Devaney/GC Images. Photo of Ron DeSantis by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC.)

Last week the Republican presidential campaign was overtaken by a philosophical dispute.

Can the libs be fully and finally owned in four years, or will nothing short of two consecutive four-year terms do?

Of the two highest-polling candidates, the one who’s eligible to serve eight years coincidentally expects it’ll take that long. “It really requires two terms to be able to finish the job,” Ron DeSantis said in Iowa. “I think we could bring George Washington back, and I don’t think he could do it in just one four-year term.”

Also coincidentally, the candidate who isn’t eligible to serve eight years believes the task can be accomplished more quickly. “You don’t need eight years, you need six months,” Donald Trump told a crowd during his own Iowa appearance. “We can turn this thing around so quickly. Who the hell wants to wait eight years?”

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