Kimberly: That’s a very slippery question. Because when I say I want a nationwide abortion ban, that would concern me if the Democrats have something they want to ban. I choose to live in what until recently was a very conservative state. I’m not moving to California because I know what’s going on in California and I know their laws. I don’t want to be there. So I don’t want to say, “Well, they can’t do abortions in California.” Religiously, it’s a belief of mine. I am 100 percent for life. But I don’t want to say that I want to see a national ban, because it goes both ways: if we want to ban something, then if they want to ban something, then we have to agree with them.
Kristen Soltis Anderson: I want to bring the conversation back to Donald Trump. Show of hands – how many of you think it’s good that Donald Trump is making a lot of endorsements in different races right now?
[Four raise their hands.]
Robert: I think he’s looking for people who support his agenda. And he knows he’s extremely popular in x states, Ohio being one of them. And I think JD Vance came from far behind and ended up winning. And he won pretty easily. And there’s only one thing I can give him credit for. I didn’t know Vance. I have never read his book. But I thought, well, President Trump doesn’t usually put his name on something that’s a losing battle.
Robert: Trump said way back in 2016 you get tired of winning, winning, winning. We really won, won, won with a lot of things. And I can’t think of anything other than attributing it to him and his politics. And I think if we can just clone or mirror some of the things that he did, just bit by bit, bit by bit in some of the states, maybe we can get back on the road to recovery and get rid of some of that weirdness . like a war on fossil fuels in Ohio.
Kristen Soltis Anderson: A presidential election is on the horizon. Show of hands – how many of you would say Donald Trump should run for President in 2024?
[Eight raise their hands.]
Sanjeev: I liked his first term. Not everything he did, but mostly I liked him, so I’d happily vote for him again. He has this perspective of the business world that he brings with him.
Kristin: I think people can see the difference now that he’s out of office and what’s going on. I think when he was in office, people focused more on the fact that he wasn’t very presidential. Now that he’s out of office and we see what happens, you can see what he’s done. It’s clearer now.