Prior to Trump, I would have thought this was a joke. Now I could actually see it happening. If Stern could actually win the nomination of the Democrats, I think he would likely have a good chance of winning in the general election. All of the center-left to left would vote for him out of necessity, and he would win a lot of moderates, independents, “barstool conservative” Dave Portnoy types, libertarians, protest voters, and even some former Trump fans. Even a lot of normie conservatives who think Trump and now Trump’s court appointees have gone a bit overboard might be okay with him because he is not anti-business and is pro-Israel, and he’s not a wokester and is obviously not very “politically correct” in lots of ways. In fact, I suspect getting the nomination of the Democrats would be more difficult than winning the general election.
By Samantha Bergeson Indiewire
Stern announced on his SiriusXM radio show that if former president Donald Trump runs again in 2024, he will “beat his ass” at the polls.
“I said to [co-host] Robin [Quivers], and I hate to say this, but I said to her, ‘I’m actually gonna probably have to run for president now,’” Stern said (via Mediaite) after Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, ending federal protection of abortion rights. “The problem with most presidents is they have too big of an agenda. The only agenda I would have is to make the country fair again.”
Stern formerly tried to run for New York governor in 1994 but was forced to exit the race after he declined to reveal his personal finances. Now, looking at the presidency, Stern vowed to get rid of the Electoral College and expand the Supreme Court, talking points that President Joe Biden has previously addressed but not acted on.