With Biden’s administration struggling to contain a border crisis and a Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, many people are already looking at the Republican Party to see who might become the 2024 Presidential Nominee for the Republican Party.
There has already been speculation about President Trump running again in 2024 to try and return for a second term in the White House. He has fundraised hundreds of millions of dollars and is expected to have a major impact on the outcome of the 2022 midterm elections.
It’s also possible that DeSantis could become Trump’s new pick for Vice President, that is if he doesn’t decide to run himself. Millions of Republicans have expressed support for Ron DeSantis for his choices on handling the COVID-19 pandemic in the State of Florida.
Could Trump’s former Vice President selection possibly challenge him in the 2024 Republican Primary? Pence would almost certainly be defeated by Trump in that scenario, but it would be extremely interesting to see Trump and Pence going against each other in an effort to win the nomination. It’s almost certain that a former President would defeat a former Vice President in terms of receiving votes in a primary.
It’s also nearly impossible to see how Trump could select Mike Pence as his running mate after what happened towards the end of their term in office together.
Pence’s best chance of winning the nomination comes into existence if Trump decides to not run for the nomination. There’s no doubt that millions of Trump supporters would shift to Mike Pence and likely support him in the primary. That doesn’t guarantee that he can overcome the momentum that Ron DeSantis is building as he considers a run in 2024 as well. He is currently preparing for a re-election battle in Florida to see if he can win another term as the governor.
Former Vice President Mike Pence has stayed under the radar since leaving office but it’s entirely possible that he could emerge as a frontrunner for the Republican Nomination in 2024 if Trump decides to not run for re-election.
We’re still years away from learning about all of the official candidates in 2024 for the Republican Party but we’ll likely have a much clearer picture after the 2022 midterm elections where Republicans are expected to do very well and reclaim the majority in the House of Representatives.