Editorial: Why Biden and Trump Should End Their Presidential Campaigns

For the good of the country, President Biden should pardon Donald Trump with the understanding that both men drop out of the 2024 presidential campaign.
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For the good of the country, President Biden should pardon Donald Trump with the understanding that both men drop out of the 2024 presidential campaign. // Stock image

For the good of the country, President Biden should pardon Donald Trump with the understanding that both men drop out of the 2024 presidential campaign.

Let’s face it, the nation is bitterly divided along party lines. And both men have serious flaws that could fill volumes.

Biden, at 81 (he’ll be 82 on Nov. 20), and Trump, at 78, are on different sides of nearly every major issue — the economy, border protection, national security, energy policies, electric vehicles, Ukraine, Israel, the Middle East, and how to deal with Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Hamas, and other dictatorships and terrorists.

With a new group of candidates, the potential for bringing the country together and healing the deep partisan divides will lead to a brighter, more prosperous, and united nation.

It’s doubtful the signers of the Declaration of Independence foresaw the calamity we’re now facing, though they were smart enough to instill term limits for the Office of the President.

As the GOP prepares for the Republican National Convention next week (July 15-18) in Milwaukee, Trump should make way for new candidates.

The nominees include Nikki Haley, J.D. Vance, Tim Scott, Doug Burgum, Byron Donalds, Elise Stefanik, Marco Rubio, Tulsi Gabbard, Kristi Noem, Ben Carson, Tom Cotton, Vivek Ramaswamy, and Ron DeSantis.

For the Democrats, the field of candidates would, like the opposing party, generate unprecedented voter and media attention. The party will host its national convention in Chicago from Aug. 19-22.

Potential presidential candidates among the Democrats include Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom, J.B. Pritzker, Pete Buttigieg, Gretchen Whitmer, Andy Beshear, and perhaps Michelle Obama.

No matter what happens, ideally if the new executive and legislative branches, without regard to party lines, truly work on behalf, and for, the people, Biden and Trump will have done the nation a great service.