David Drucker’s Baedeker to the current crop of wannabes is a perfectly timed and well-informed contribution ... Drucker reminds us of just who within the GOP is laying groundwork for runs for the White House, and how realistic their hopes might be. It is a tricky and contorting dance ... Drucker pulls back the curtain on other figures’ schemes, dreams – and hard political infrastructure ... If nothing else, Drucker reminds us that though Trump rules Red America, like rust, ambition never sleeps.
If there were a Pulitzer Prize for premature speculation, it might go to David M. Drucker for his new book ... if the thesis is faulty, there is value in the exercise. In Trump’s Shadow is a useful look at the current state of the GOP, such as it is. Drucker is a real reporter, not a clip-job artist, and he does the legwork. He is a conservative, doing most of his work for the Washington Examiner — but not a delusional one.
An extensively reported yet uneven look at seven politicians, including Donald Trump, who may seek the Republican nomination for president in 2024 ... Though Drucker’s selection seems on-target, it’s almost sure to be superseded by future developments...and snarky turns-of-phrase distract ... This first draft of history disappoints.