Mike Pence wasn’t Donald Trump’s Vice President because he believed in him. The marriage between the two men was symbiotic. The ambitious Pence got the chance to hold an extremely high office. And Trump was able to shore up Evangelical support despite all of his moral failings.
Pence is hoping to be the GOP candidate for President in 2024. It is not going to be an easy needle to thread, though. The Republican Party is now the party of Trump. And In order to win the nomination, the former Indiana governor is going to have to change the minds of people who think he’s the enemy.
In a report for The Guardian, David Smith writes:
”The ex-president, whom Pence served faithfully – or obsequiously, in the eyes of critics – has not forgiven him for ignoring his plea to overturn the result of the 2020 election. That Pence, presiding over the Senate at it certified Biden’s victory, had no such power has become irrelevant at this stage. Pence’s continued insistence that he did his constitutional duty on 6 January has done little to assuage the sense of betrayal among livid Trump supporters.”
Former Republican strategist Kurt Bardella then weighed in, “His biggest challenge is the people that he’s going to need to vote for him – the Republican primary base – are also the people who wanted to hang him on January 6. I don’t see how you overcome that.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.