GOP Senator Teases 2024 Run if Trump Declines Opportunity

Of all of the political questions that Americans are currently pondering, perhaps none is looming quite as large as that of the 2024 presidential election.  Namely, which big names are going to be a part of the contest.

Current President Joe Biden has repeatedly suggested that he’ll be running again over on the left side of the aisle, with his declaration garnering more groans than anything else.  Democrats have already begun distancing themselves from the possibility, thanks in no small part to Biden’s wildly poor approval ratings.

Over on the right side of the aisle, however, the GOP is awaiting an almost certain announcement from Donald Trump sometimes in the waning days of 2022.

But others are eyeing a possible run, too, all depending on what the former guy decides.

Everyone is going to wait and see what Donald Trump decides and make decisions from there,” GOP Sen. Ted Cruz told Fox News at a CPAC event in Dallas, when asked if he would run again. Trump, of course, has not announced whether he intends to seek re-election. He’s been sounding very much like a candidate of late, though one major poll suggests most Republican voters would prefer that somebody else be their candidate.

And Cruz isn’t the only one seemingly preparing to make waves.

As Axios notes, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has emerged as the clear No. 2 to Trump in the current polls. DeSantis also has not said whether he will run. Other names in the mix include Nikki Haley and two figures now seen as Trump political enemies—Mike Pence and Liz Cheney.

Donald Trump was originally expected to wait until the 2022 midterm ended before announcing his decision, but recent rumors have suggested that the former President may be willing and able to declare his candidacy as early as September.