Kimberly: This is a very slippery question. Because if I say I want there to be an abortion ban for all of the United States, then if the Democrats have something they want to ban, that would affect me. I chose to live in what until recently was a very conservative state. I’m not moving to California because I know what’s going on there and I know their laws. I don’t want to be there. So I don’t want to say, “Well, they can’t abort in California.” Religiously, it is one of my convictions. I am 100% pro-life. But I don’t mean that I would like to see a national ban, because it goes both ways: if we want to ban something, then we have to agree when they want to ban something.
Kristen SoltisAnderson: 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 getting a lot of endorsements in different races right now?
[Four raise their hands.]
Robert: I think he is looking for people who will support his program. And he knows he is hugely popular in x number of states, Ohio being one of them. And I think JD Vance, he came from way behind and ended up winning. And he won quite easily. And there’s only one thing I can attribute to him. I didn’t know Vance. I have never read his book. But I thought, well, President Trump doesn’t usually put his name to anything that’s a losing battle.
Kristen: Very well.
Robert: Trump said in 2016, you’re going to get tired of winning, winning, winning. We really won, won, won with a lot of things. And I can’t think of anything except attributing it to him and his politics. And I think if we could just clone or replicate some of the things that he did, bit by bit, bit by bit, bit by bit in some states, maybe we could get back on the road to healing and abolish a part of this madness, like a war on fossil fuels in Ohio.
Kristen SoltisAnderson: There is a presidential election on the horizon. On a show of hands – how many of you would say that Donald Trump should run for president in 2024?
[Eight raise their hands.]
Sanjeev: I liked his first term. Not everything he did, but for the most part I liked him, so I’d like to vote for him again. He has this perspective of the business world that he brings.
Kristen: I think people can see the difference now that he’s not in office and what’s going on. I think when he was in power, people were more focused on the fact that he wasn’t very presidential. Now that he’s out of office and we see what’s going on, you can see what he’s been up to. It’s clearer now.