Only a RINO loves Pence.
There are a lot of rumors flying around from a number of sources that indicate that Pence may be eyeing a potential 2024 run.
Obviously the establishment loves this, but I don’t think he stands a chance against President Trump, if President Trump decides to run again for office in 2024 he will almost certainly be the nominee.
Still, I don’t think we should underestimate the power of the establishment or deep state actors. Pence could come back in a big way, if only for a short time, to be a thorn in President Trump’s side.
Take a look:
@Mike_Pence don’t waste your time running for President in 2024. You have no chance. You threw Trump under the bus after he gave you the opportunity of your lifetime. We won’t forget. https://t.co/4aIjkA7hYG
— Linda S (@LinSapCT) June 5, 2021
REPORT: Mike Pence Says He and Trump MAY NEVER ‘See Eye to Eye’ on Jan. 6…
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) June 4, 2021
Washington Examiner noted:
Pence defended his decision to defy former President Donald Trump and certify President Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory, explaining Thursday he did what was required under the Constitution. Trump disagrees and claims Pence lacked the “courage” to overturn the election results, and the former vice president conceded the two running mates might never “see eye to eye on” the events of Jan. 6. Nobody booed.
Party activists who showed up in Manchester to see Pence keynote the annual Hillsborough County GOP Lincoln-Reagan dinner gave the former vice president a standing ovation send-off upon the conclusion of his speech. Some Republican insiders have speculated Pence’s 2024 aspirations would not survive a break with Trump over the 2020 election. Other party operatives believe the episode is boosting his White House plans.
“I think in the end, it’s probably a net-plus for him,” said Republican strategist Barry Bennett, who previously advised Trump. “It’s a differentiator for sure.”
If Pence is going to mount a viable presidential bid, he was going to have to find a politically effective way to declare his independence from Trump without turning his back on the Trump agenda. This fracas with the former president checks that off of Pence’s 2024 to-do list, albeit accidentally.
Sure hope Mike Pence is not anywhere near a VP run with Trump in 2024. The man doesn’t have a backbone to stand up for his nation or his country of a fellow citizen! Clearly a wussy! Absolutely a shame! Take back America flush out the trash 🗑!
— KIMMER (@KIMMERKDK) June 5, 2021
Wait til 2024. Get rid of Pence and all the other deep staters. https://t.co/fXeFSElRzt
— Ms. Dino (@PattyLott19) June 5, 2021
CNN seems to think Pence’s 2024 chances are doomed:
Pence appears to be putting himself, purposely, in the former category. Which is a very interesting gambit given that there is, to date, zero evidence that Republicans who break with Trump on January 6 have any sort of political future within the Party.After all, the Republican base — or at least a majority of it — are convinced that Trump’s lies about the election are true. Consider these numbers from a recent Reuters/Ipsos national poll:Fully 53% of Republicans in the poll said that Donald Trump was the “true” president, while 47% said Joe Biden, who is the actual president.Another 56% of Republicans say that the results of the 2020 election were “the result of illegal voting or election rigging.”More than 6 in 10 GOPers either “strongly” (39%) or “somewhat” (22%) agreed with the statement that the 2020 election “was stolen from Donald Trump.”