if we’ve learned anything from Donald Trump’s recent 2024 announcement, it’s that every single strategist for every potential Republican candidate is working from a defensive position.
They have but two jobs: Absorb the assertions of the aggressive left and deflect the less savory outbursts of Donald Trump. They can sponge up the votes with this sort of stoic stillness, should they find the will to do so.
This is perhaps why former Vice President Mike Pence has taken a bit of a conciliatory tone toward his former boss in recent days.
Thursday, during a CBN News interview, former Vice President Mike Pence told Senior Political Analyst David Brody that former President Donald Trump is one “important” voice in the Republican Party.
Brody said, “I want to ask you about the state of the Republican Party. Where is that party today? Let me ask you a straight-up question. Is this Donald Trump’s party, or do you believe that is an outstanding question at this point? What is your view on that because Donald Trump sees it as his party.”
Pence said, “I think the Republican Party belongs to Republican voters.”
Brody asked, “Is he the leader? Is he the leader of this Party right now?”
Pence said, “I think the former president is a leader in the party.”
Pence added, “An important voice in the party. But I have great confidence that Republican primary voters are going to do like they’ve done so many times before. As we go into the next two years, they’re going to choose the right standard bearer for this moment in our history.”
Pence has been openly suggesting that he’s considering a run for President in 2024, and this certainly won’t find him any favor with Trump in the coming months.