Given the amount of time that we spend on a daily basis still thinking about the election of 2020, there is no doubt whatsoever that the 2024 contest will be a doozy in its own right.
First and foremost there are the questions of who might be involved. On the right, it seems logical to suggest that Donald Trump will be back in the driver’s seat, but there are plenty of folks out there still attempting to get their hooks into Teflon Don.
As far as the Democrats are concerned, they’re going to have their hands full trying to convince Joe Biden not to seek reelection.
Now, in the first shift toward complicating the matter further, former Vice President Mike Pence is beginning to sound a lot like he’s practicing for the campaign trail.
Former Vice President Mike Pence said Monday he “will not allow the Democrats” to use Jan. 6 to “distract attention from their failed agenda” and praised former President Trump’s record, while indicating, though, that his decision on whether to run for the White House in 2024 will not be impacted by Trump’s own re-election plans.
During a sit-down interview with Fox News Digital on the sidelines of a speech on economic policy at the University Club in Chicago, Pence reflected on the current state of the nation under the Biden administration, telling Fox News that President Biden is “embracing the politics of the radical left.”
“At a time when we have inflation at a 40-year-high, gasoline prices more than doubled since we left office, a crisis at our southern border, war in Eastern Europe, a disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, maybe this just comes from living back in Indiana again, but, those are the things I’m focused on, and frankly, those are the things people talk to me about everywhere,” Pence said. “The issues that are bearing upon the American people are, as is often the case, not what Washington is focused on.”
Pence also took a rather diplomatic approach to the work of the January 6th committee:
“Jan. 6 was a tragic day, and I know we did our duty, but I will always be proud of our record,” Pence told Fox News. “And I am not going to allow the Democrats to use that tragic day to distract attention from their failed agenda or to demean the intentions of 74 million Americans who rallied behind our cause.”
Former VP Pence has been rather coy about his potential 2024 plans, preferring to leave it up to the universe with claims that he’ll go where his career “takes him”.