Here is where the Old Contrarian (me) seeks to diminish the importance of what Old Yeller (not the 1956 children’s book, but the 45th president of the United States) did the other day by traveling to Iowa and proclaiming that the 2020 election was “rigged” and that Washington Democrats are taking the country “to the brink of ruin.”

The conventional wisdom is that Donald J. Trump’s visit to the state that holds the first political test of the 2024 election is freighted with hints about the biggest mystery in American political life: Will Mr. Trump try to become the 47th president and thus the only chief executive besides Grover Cleveland to serve nonconsecutive terms?

David M. Shribman is the former executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Follow him on Twitter at ShribmanPG

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Father of Six

You lost me at Old Yeller. Another bitter editor who obviously needs to get out of his circle of influence.

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natives5

I've spoken to several Republican friends who have said that they would not vote for trump if he ran again. They are hoping there is a better candidate who can represent them.

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