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The Center for Fundamental Rights’ US Election Series Returns with Mike Gonzalez

Mike Gonzalez (L) and Levente Szikra (R)
Center for Fundamental Rights
The Heritage Foundation’s senior fellow shared his expertise and insight into how the race is shaping up between incumbent President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump.

The Center for Fundamental Rights is watching the campaign of upcoming 2024 presidential election in the United States with great interest. They are organizing a whole event series dedicated to the election titled We Win, They Lose — America’s Choice, the second instalment of which took place on leap day, 29 February.

The man of the evening was Mike Gonzalez, a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, who shared his expertise and insight into how the race stands now. The discussion was moderated by Levente Szikra, senior analyst at the Center.

‘We Win, They Lose’ — Event Series About the US Presidential Election Kicks Off at the Center for Fundamental Rights

Mr Gonzalez stated that while he believes that if the election were held today, Donald Trump would win, he is not entirely sure he will win November, as ‘anything can happen’. In fact, he only gave a 30–40 per cent chance that Joe Biden and Donald Trump will be the respective nominees of the two major parties, given President Biden’s issues with his age and consequent mental problems, and Donald Trump’s criminal cases pending against him.

He also told the audience that he is not sure why Joe Biden is still in the race given that, according to recent polling data, 86 per cent of Americans think he is too old to be president. As Mr Gonzalez pointed out, that is a remarkable level of agreement among the population not seen in any other issue. It also poses the question: who will be president by 2028 if he were to win reelection?

Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s campaign was also discussed—another candidate who should have suspended her campaign by all reasonable standards. She even lost her home state by double digits to Donald Trump. As Mr Gonzalez said, however, in the US, ‘candidates stay in the race until they run out of money’. He also pointed out that her campaign is being funded by leftist wild anti-Trump billionaire Reid Hoffman, the founder of the professional social media site LinkedIn, who had stated in the past that would not vote for Haley in the general election.

As for the Democrats’ current predicaments, Mr Gonzalez said that part of the reason for their struggles is that

the ‘left has abandoned the workers’ of America because they were ‘bad revolutionaries,’

as in, they were not willing to go along with the destructive progressive agenda of illegal immigration and critical gender and race theory.

However, he also pointed out that there are popular Democrat governors in major swing states, such as Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan and Josh Shapiro in Pennsylvania, who could potentially jump in and take Biden’s place on top of the ticket—however, they would somehow have to ‘get around’ Vice President Kamala Harris. Harris is younger than Biden, but she is also somehow even less popular with the American people. Mr Gonzalez, however, does not believe that California Governor Gavin Newsom or Former First Lady Michelle Obama, two popular potential replacements on the Democrat ‘bench,’ will actually run for president.

When asked how a second Trump administration would alter the current US-European, specifically US-Hungarian relations, Mr Gonzalez answered that there would be more pressure put on all NATO states to contribute the required two-per-cent GDP to defence. Also, there would be no unreasonable discussion of race and gender in foreign policy.

The new US Ambassador to Hungary would not lecture the locals on LGBT and other progressive issues like incumbent Ambassador David Pressman does now, the speaker asserted.

He also shared an anecdote of a ‘high-ranking diplomat of an important country’ he met. The diplomat shared with Mr Gonzalez his meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. He wanted to discuss important issues with the Secretary, however, to his surprise, Mr Blinken’s main focus remained race and gender relations in the diplomat’s home country for some reason…

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The Heritage Foundation’s senior fellow shared his expertise and insight into how the race is shaping up between incumbent President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump.