With the midterm elections looming just over the horizon, the American political world is in a bit of predictable upheaval. The proverbial jockeys are getting their horses into position, so to speak, and simply awaiting that hyperbolic bugle call.
Allegiances will be tested and torn, political stars born, and previously shiny public servants will began to fizzle and fade. A bang, a pop, a sizzle – and all a part of an even larger race to come in 2024.
With Donald Trump continuing to hint at a potential reelection campaign for him in that contest, (but not officially declaring anything until the midterms are over), his former Vice President has found an opportunity to pounce.
The former West Wing duo were already separately endorsing two political foes in the Georgia gubernatorial race, and now, Mike Pence has found an opportunity to take a nasty shot at his former boss, too.
On the eve of Georgia’s primary election, former Vice President Mike Pence had a forward-looking message of support for renominating Republican Gov. Brian Kemp.
“When you say yes to Governor Brian Kemp tomorrow, you will send a deafening message all across America that the Republican Party is the party of the future,” said Pence, speaking to a crowd of a few hundred in an airport hangar north of Atlanta on Monday.
Pence’s appearance was an implicit rebuke of former running mate Donald Trump, who has endorsed Kemp’s primary opponent, David Perdue. Pence did not make a direct mention of the former President nor respond to the relentless attacks Trump has leveled against Kemp. But his appearance at the rally the day before the election spoke volumes.
“When Brian Kemp called me and asked me to come out here and be with all of you, I said yes in a heartbeat,” Pence said.
The election could be a vicarious defeat for Donald Trump, as David Perdue continues to poll at an unenviable level.