Hanson articulates a sense of deep-rooted fear among Trump's opponents, summed up perfectly as follows:
"they look at Trump as a vampire and they put a stake in his heart but they're afraid that that stake could come out any time."
This vivid imagery sets the stage for a discussion about the intense paranoia and strategic maneuvering in the political arena, particularly among those who view Trump not just as a political rival, but as an existential threat to their vision of America.
Hanson argues that there is a perception among Trump's adversaries that he is now more formidable and justified in his anger due to perceived injustices against him:
"They are terrified of him because they think he's smarter this time and he has just cause to really get angry because of what they did to him."
They rightly fear that Trump's potential comeback would be fueled not just by political ambition, but by a personal vendetta, which could make him a more unpredictable and determined opponent.
"...if a MAGA candidate wins and they win the house and the Senate, we're cooked."