No, all that’s missing is courage, and someone with the national stature to put it to work. This brave candidate would face a media onslaught. His or her reputation and record would be attacked. Yes, this candidate would be hated by the hard-core Hillaryites and Trump toadies. But he or she would also have an unanswerable defense: “I’m not Hillary or Trump.”
Can you imagine a better campaign slogan for 2016?
Two hundred forty years after Washington and Franklin and Adams risked all, we can’t find an American leader willing to risk … what? Money? Mockery? A mean-spirited tweet from Reince Prebius?
We don’t have a single American leader with the courage to fight such a small battle, on behalf of such a great nation?
WWGWD? He would run, dammit. He would run.