It won’t be long before Americans vote for a new president. The question is, who will they be voting for? Many are throwing their weight behind Donald Trump. But there might be many Republicans to choose from, in just a few more months.
Many assume former Vice President Mike Pence will enter the race soon enough. He was recently pressed for his opinion on his old boss, Donald Trump. And, in the latest sign that Pence is about to run himself, he refused to do this one thing.
But in an interview with CBS News in Michigan on Wednesday, he also twice declined to commit to supporting Trump if he is the Republican presidential nominee.
Instead, Pence said he believes voters in 2024 will choose “wisely again,” as they did in 2016. But said he thinks “different times call for different leadership.” [Source: CBS News]
Interesting. Mike Pence refused to announce a campaign. He also refused to attack Donald Trump. But during an interview he twice refused to endorse Donald Trump, should the man win the GOP nomination.
What he did say was that he wants “different leadership” for this “different time.”
That is the closest we’ve seen to Pence saying he wants to run for president. Pence has been busy since leaving office. He has used his influence to promote conservative values across the country. He has made trips to states that are key in primary races.
He has openly disagreed with Trump on the fallout of the 2020 Election. But he is unwilling to slander Trump, even as the liberal media salivate over a sound byte to that effect. Pence’s refusal to endorse Trump is significant, though.
This was Trump’s two-time running mate. The man that stood by Trump during some of the darkest days in U.S. history. He fought the pandemic and carried out Trump’s agenda. But today, it seems pretty obvious he does not want Trump winning the GOP nomination or returning to the White House.
But does that mean Pence wants the job himself? Maybe. Or maybe, he’ll support another candidate to ensure they win the nomination.
There are several Republicans running at this moment. Many are hoping Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis enters the race. Could Pence throw his weight behind DeSantis? Could they partner up as running mates?
I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Author: Max Davis