Our best hope is he chooses the LBJ route and doesn’t run for a 2nd term.
I am extremely certain that if not impeached, that is exactly what will happen. It’s way too easy that way for him to just say “I accomplished more in one term than any other president has in three, and there’s nothing left for me to do” Then go spend the rest of his life doing personal appearances where he can bask in the glory of his adoring fans while telling them he would have totally won a second term if he’d wanted to.
Then we’ll repeat that whole cycle of the Democrats trying to clean up the mess while the GOP keeps pointing to said mess as proof of the Democrats’ incompetence. Eventually, society will break down, the government will fall, sea levels rise, the planet becomes uninhabitable, and everybody dies.
This is what passes for optimism in my world now.