Top 10 People Who Should Run for the 2024 Republican NominationLooks like there will be a large number of Republicans in the running for the 2024 Republican nomination, but the real question: will any of them be able to defeat Donald Trump?
If there was an award in US politics for 'most improved' or 'fastest riser', Ron DeSantis would win it. He soured in popularity after his mostly hands-off response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has dominated the conservative news cycle ever since with his legislation against CRT, 'wokeism', and trans athletes. He is bright, young, and a mostly controversy-free version of Trump. If Trump didn't run, DeSantis would easily win the nomination, however with a Trump 2024 run looking almost certain, it looks like there could be a real battle if DeSantis decides to put his name in the hat. He's already won a few polls against the Don himself...
I place my bets on him. He can control himself like trump could not. He can govern just as well and it is his time.
Ever since Joe Biden was declared President, Mike Pence has remained a genuine option for the 2024 nomination. Pence has overwhelming support among the Christian right and social conservatives, and his support does branch out to some pro-Trump populists (since he was literal second in charge of Trump). However, his support did collapse during the Capitol Riots among the large cohort of Trump cultists who dominate the Republican Party, and it hasn't really grown back since.
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The obvious favourite. Trump has hinted several times in interviews that he'll run in 2024 and has "already made up his mind", and he is apparently considering announcing a run as early as the midterms. The problem, however, is that he has much more haters than in 2020, particularly after the election fraud claims and the January 6 riot, and he is now as old as Biden when he decided to run a few years back. While he might have the majority of support among Republicans, he doesn't have the majority of support among Americans. Biden's below par performance is making it seem like Trump v Biden 2.0 could be a somewhat tight battle.
Can Mike Pence, Ron DeSantis, or really anyone else on this list do what Donald Trump can do in the general election? I feel like we should stick with who we know as tried and true in 2024
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He came ever so close in 2016 to winning the Republican nomination, and Ted has stayed in the spotlight ever since. Could he be mounting another run?
She has publicly touted running for President in 2024, and has been quite visible in the media lately attacking Joe Biden. The question is how much support among Republicans would she really get?
Has publicly declared that he wouldn't run against Trump, however, he does have the support of many key groups, including his battleground home state, and may consider running for the job once again.
Rumours have emerged that Christie is prepping a 2024 run, but more specifically, is trying to emerge as the main anti-Trump candidate in the race. Might have trouble gaining much support in the party though.
People like him are needed to whip the country back into shape. His ideas are fantastic and when the party is in need of a leader he could rise up.
Let's say, hypothetically, for the sake of the argument, Shapiro does run. He might win.
Still pretty young, but definitely will be president at some point in the future.
His brother and father are perhapes the most underaited presidents and I would like to see him try again.
We need him back his morals his non-extreamist views. His plans for the economy will do wonders. I don't think he could make it past Ron but I would vote him in a second
Would be an awesome choice, but has said she does not want to get involved with politics again.
Like Rubio, he says he wouldn't run against Trump, though he is a young and fresh face in the Republican Party, willing to work with the other side, and may gain over votes they need to get the win. He is the person that the Republicans should be looking to, but unless he has a miraculous rise like DeSantis did, he won't win the nomination.
Trump lovers adore him, and if you haven't noticed, he's got an enormous following on social media. A very popular figure in the Republican Party, but will probably leave the job up to his dad for now.