Mike Pence floats 2024 presidential run against Donald Trump

Former Vice President Mike Pence shocked both Republicans and Democrats by announcing he’s open to running against his former boss, Donald Trump, in the 2024 presidential election.

Pence made the shocking comments during an interview with the New York Times, where he said, “We’ll go where we’re called,” when asked about a potential match-up against Trump.

The comments from Pence seem to confirm speculation that Pence is unhappy with Trump and is trying to revive his political career by taking shots at Trump. Of course, it isn’t likely that Trump is worried about a potential challenge from Pence.

Desperate for relevance

Being President Trump’s Vice President was the highlight of Mike Pence’s political career, and it appears he is trying to regain his relevance.

Trump spokesperson Taylor Budowich pointed this out in response to the NYT interview, saying, “The reality is, President Trump is already 82-3 with his endorsements, and there’s nothing stopping him from saving America in 2022 and beyond. Mike Pence was set to lose a governor’s race in 2016 before he was plucked up and his political career was salvaged.”

Trump himself seemingly ended the pair’s political relationship in an interview with the Washington Examiner when he said, “Mike and I had a great relationship except for the very important factor that took place at the end. We had a very good relationship. I haven’t spoken to him in a long time.”

The Vice President was unwilling to go along with Trump’s theory that there were shenanigans afoot and, therefore, the election results should not have been certified.

Donald Trump is essentially a lock to run for President in 2024, barring something unprecedented happening. Pence’s decision not to go with Trump’s call on the 2020 election certainly cost him any chance of returning as Trump’s Vice President.

So now, Pence’s only option is to court the favor of the left by attacking Trump in hopes of picking up some kind of political influence.

Trump’s out of his league

Budowich rightly pointed out that Trump’s hold on the Republican voter base is so strong that his endorsement is deciding elections.

Republicans around the nation have spent countless hours courting Trump’s endorsement, knowing it will make the difference between victory and defeat.

In sharp contrast to Trump, no Republicans are seeking out Pence’s endorsement. Trump is simply out of Pence’s league, and no amount of clout-chasing and interviews with the liberal mainstream media is going to revive Pence’s career.

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