This post is by Unknown from West Coast Stat Views (on Observational Epidemiology and more)
You can't really root for either, but it's still fun to sit back and enjoy the spectacle.
2022 was a remarkably bad year for conventional wisdom pretty much across the board from the Red Wave to Russia's inevitable conquest of Ukraine to DeSantis eclipsing a rapidly fading Trump.
The GOP is totally moving on from Donald trump.— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) March 21, 2023
Marshall is being sarcastic here, since the rest of his timeline has been prominent Republicans and conservative influencers defending Trump and often attacking DeSantis. It's true that the indictments have turned up the heat, but the underlying trends we've been seeing for weeks haven't shifted.
We all knew that Trump wasn't going to be a good sport and go away quietly. His relationship with the GOP has always been purely transactional. There was no reason for him to play nice for the good of the party and every reason for him to do everything in his power to get the nomination. Add to that his personal hold over a large segment (possibly a plurality) of the party and a vindictive nature, and you've given non-cult Republicans everything to fear.
Trump busy adding more Republican names to his Revenge Tour. pic.twitter.com/zzE7JsDx14— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) March 19, 2023