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Pompeo Eyeing 2024 Challenge To Trump

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Pompeo Eyeing 2024 Challenge To Trump

Rumors are flying around this morning that Donald Trump may have his first major challenger in 2024. The former president’s Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, is apparently eyeing a run and is planning to do so regardless of whether Trump runs or not.

Pompeo was in Iowa last month as well, and non-Iowan Republican politicians don’t go there just to enjoy the fair food. In fact, Trump was just there last night doing a rally.

Pompeo strikes me as an odd candidate in 2024, with or without Trump in the race. He’s a decent speaker, but he also has the feeling of a man with limited appeal. For example, Pompeo was a big proponent of the surveillance state as late as 2016, and that just doesn’t jive with the Republican base anymore. And does his stint as CIA Director really help him appeal to the GOP voters — given the level of distrust there?

Still, Pompeo does have a political paper trail from his time serving in the House of Representatives, including a fairly conservative record of governance. His military service is likely a positive to the electorate as well. Further, he was a very good, very successful secretary of state under Trump. The GOP could certainly do worse.

But I don’t think the question is whether Pompeo in a vacuum is a good candidate or not. I think the reaction to him possibly running against Trump is far more important. And while I’m seeing some people attack Pompeo over this rumor, frankly, I’m fine with it. I do not want a coronation in 2024. If Trump wants to answer for his failures while also touting his successes, then I think he should do that and earn the nomination. The last thing I want is for the primary to be Trump versus Larry Hogan or some other non-alternative, Never Trumper that won’t make things interesting at all.

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The Salvation Army wants its white donors to give it more than just money this Christmas season.

Its leadership is also demanding they apologize for being racist.

It’s part of a push by the Christian charitable organization to embrace the ideas of Black Lives Matter, and “dismantle white privilege” and “disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure.”

The Salvation Army’s Alexandria-based leadership has created an “International Social Justice Commission” which has developed and released a “resource” to educate its white donors, volunteers and employees called Let’s Talk about Racism.

It asserts Christianity is institutionally racist, calling for white Christians to repent and offer “a sincere apology” to blacks for being “antagonistic.. to black people and the values of the black community.”

“Many have come to believe that we live in a post-racial society, but racism is very real for our brothers and sisters who are refused jobs and housing, denied basic rights and brutalized and oppressed simply because of the color of their skin,” one lesson explains. “There is an urgent need for Christians to evaluate racist attitudes and practices in light of our faith, and to live faithfully in today’s world.”

In an accompanying Study Guide on Racism, Salvation Army authors explain that all whites are racist, even if they don’t realize it. “The subtle nature of racism is such that people who are not consciously racist easily function with the privileges, empowerment and benefits of the dominant ethnicity, thus unintentionally perpetuating injustice,” it says.

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