In less than three months after he left the White House, the race for the next Republican presidential candidate has begun.
Washington— Less than three months after Donald Trump left the White House, the race for the next Republican presidential candidate has begun.
His former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo launched an energetic plan to visit states that will play a key role in the 2024 Republican primary elections and have signed a contract with the Fox News Channel .
Trump’s former Vice President Mike Pence set up a political advocacy group and finalized a book contract. Later this month, he will deliver a speech in South Carolina, his first since leaving office. Speech. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (Ron DeSantis) has been recruiting donors, including this month at the Mar-a-Lago Republican party fundraising dinner in the Florida metropolis where Trump now lives. The former president gave a speech.
Trump ended the presidency with his firm control of Republican voters, so much so that party leaders feared that the field of potential candidates would be frozen in 2024. On the contrary, many Republicans with national ambitions are openly laying the groundwork for the campaign, and President Trump continues to reflect on his campaign activities. Own plan.
Applicants are raising funds, hiring people, and working hard to increase their visibility. These measures not only reflect the party’s enthusiasm for regaining the White House, but also the reality that running a modern presidential campaign is a long-term effort.
Republican strategist Michael Steel said: “The Ark was built before it rained.” He worked for Jeb Bush’s 2016 presidential election. “If he decides not to participate in the competition, they will do what they have to do.”
At least for now, Trump has given them a lot of leeway, convinced that they pose a small threat to his own ambitions.
“It’s a free country. Trump adviser Jason Miller responded to the applicant’s actions. “But if Trump decides to run for president in 2024, then if you are concerned about the relationship between Republican voters Polls, the nomination will be his. “
Last week, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, considered by many to be the top candidate for 2024, told the Associated Press that if Trump runs again, she will not participate in the competition.
She said in Orangeburg, South Carolina: “If Trump runs for President, I will not run, I will talk to him.”
A certain degree of respect is an acknowledgment of Trump’s continued power. Even if he is not in the office and without his Twitter megaphone, he is still very popular among the grassroots of the Republican Party, and has won a $85 million sponsorship that can be shared with approved candidates, including advertising, travel, polls, and consultants.
Trump is planning to increase his visibility as soon as possible, and aides will weigh the options at the late spring or summer rallies.
Many Republicans admit that if Trump chooses to become the only previous president outside of Grover Cleveland for two non-consecutive terms, he will leap to the top. Nevertheless, when Trump campaigned again, there were still deep suspicions in many corners of the party.
Although people close to him insist that he is serious, many people still believe that Trump’s continued flirting is a means of maintaining adaptability because he has adapted to his new life outside the White House. In Mar-a-Lago, job seekers proposed to him and received him with applause every time he entered the restaurant.
At the same time, other potential candidates are also taking action, although many of their aides insist that they will focus on next year’s congressional elections and help Republicans regain control of both houses.
Regardless of Trump’s final decision, critics and aides believe that the party’s future depends on maintaining its appeal to Trump’s voters while at the same time regaining the votes of voters who left them last fall.