It has been rumored that if he stands for president in 2024, Trump is considering Desantis for the vice presidential position. But that is hardly a sure thing.
A survey conducted in May revealed that Republican voters in one state are leaning for a Biden opponent in 2024.
In a straw poll of Wisconsin GOP convention goers, DeSantis surpassed Trump as the leader for the party’s presidential candidacy.
Trump’s 2016 victory in Wisconsin was the first time since 1984 that a Republican candidate had won the electoral votes of the state. The participation rate of 66 percent in the state was the lowest since 1966; he earned about 22,000 more votes than Hillary out of approximately 3 million ballots cast.
Trump would be wise to select Desantis as his running mate if he feels the Florida governor may provide a threat in the primary.
Trump hinted in a March interview that if he stands for president in 2024, Pence would not be his running mate.
Trump remarked, “I don’t think the people would accept it.”
Trump believes that his disagreements with Pence after the 2020 election are insurmountable.
According to a recent study, Republican voters picked DeSantis as Donald Trump’s running partner in 2024 by an overwhelming margin.
27 percent of Republican voters choose DeSantis as Trump’s vice president, compared to 15 percent who like former Vice President Pence.
Nikki Haley, the former ambassador to the United Nations, came in third place. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas ranked fourth with 9 percent of the vote when respondents were asked which Republican contender they would want to see as Donald Trump’s running mate.
Joe Biden has set our nation on a collision path with everything from a probable border invasion to hypothetical nuclear conflicts with China or Russia, as well as a stagflation crisis and a collapsing financial system. The November 2024 election is the sole opportunity to halt an irrevocable deterioration in the American economy.
Republican contenders for the general election should avoid at all costs the nasty fights typical of presidential primaries. The only way to prevent such chaos is with an uncontested primary, and the only way to do it is with an untouchable and unchallengeable Trump ticket.
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Peter Navarro of The Daily Caller argues that “Trump’s VP must be not just MAGA-sympatico but a true populist economic nationalist cut from the same cloth as Trump. Two who should lead a list of prospective VP picks are former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.”
Pompeo weighs in with a heavy foreign policy advantage and clearly understands the existential threat that Communist China poses. DeSantis has shown courage and intelligence under pandemic fire. Of the two, DeSantis clearly wins the popularity contest with voters.
In the VP discussion, there is also talk of South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem. With no foreign policy experience, she might be far better suited at this stage in her career for a high-ranking cabinet secretary position.
Navarro says that those who Trump should not consider are “Nikki “Cassius” Haley along with Ted Cruz, who may be a good “conservative” in the narrow sense but simply does not have MAGA in his DNA.”
Among Republican senators who may be on Trump’s list of possible choices are Josh Hawley and Tom Cotton. CONTINUE READING…