Jim Thompson
Jim Thompson
By Jim Thompson
HCP columnist


Let us assume, just for a moment, that the DNC has nastier lawyers than the RNC (actually, not much of a stretch, remember the Al Franken election fight in Minnesota?) and Biden prevails in the election.

After all, there is definitely fraud going on as I write this; otherwise, why would President Trump have to be suing in the states that are still counting to allow counting observers in, when in most states it is the law that they have to be let in? What are they doing in those rooms they do not want his observers to see?

But let Biden and his caregivers have their fun.

I am enjoying the election results as they stand. The Left and the liberal pundits are just shocked and appalled that a full half of the country does not see things the way they do and want things the way they want them.

It is pure fun to read their columns these days. And will anyone ever believe a pollster again? They blew it.

Let us look ahead to a Biden/Harris presidency. There will be total gridlock. If Biden can find a pen, he can “executive order” his way out of some things, but not all. He cannot stack the Supreme Court. He cannot change health care. He cannot increase taxes. And on and on.

In the meantime, an unleashed Trump can tweet away to his heart’s content (unless Twitter shuts him down – again). Trump the citizen may find a way to have legal standing and bring Hunter Biden to justice.

There are many other things Trump can do when unleashed from the Oval Office.

Trump can run again in 2024. After all, even then he will be a few months younger than Biden is now.

Grover Cleveland is the only president thus far to serve two non-consecutive terms, 1885-89 and 1893-97.

There is no reason Trump cannot do this.

In the meantime, Trump can spend the next four years honing his policy ideas and continuing to drain the swamp. As a private citizen with plenty of allies, he still knows where all the bodies are buried and surely can continue to find ways to hold the guilty accountable. Unleashed, just digging out corruption could be a full-time job.

Or, if Trump wants to go another route, he could run for governor of New York, or perhaps senator from New York.

I was reading where Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to run in the primary against Chuck Schumer in 2022 when he is up for re-election. I would like to see a race for that seat pitting AOC against Donald Trump.

In the meantime, as they leave the White House, Melania can say the same thing Frances Cleveland said to the servants when the Clevelands left the White House after Grover Cleveland’s first term: “Take good care of the place. We’ll be back.”

Jim Thompson, formerly of Marshall, is a graduate of Hillsboro High School and the University of Cincinnati. He resides in Duluth, Ga. and is a columnist for The Highland County Press. He may be reached at jthompson@taii.com.