Sarah Palin is sending not-so-subtle clues that she is interested in being former President Trump’s running partner in the 2024 presidential race, implying that he should choose someone who has “nothing to lose” and can focus on the job.
According to Palin, Trump must select a candidate who, like himself, has nothing to lose. What else can they do to this “person personally or verbal attacks or anything else on the family?” she asked NewsMax presenter Eric Bolling. Implying that she has suffered the same level of torture Trump has endured at the hands of his political foes. Palin also went on to say that somebody has gone through the wringer, so they know what they are putting themselves into. And then that individual can concentrate on doing what is good for the people.
Palin said she had the opportunity to run with someone who wasn’t a “commonsense constitutional conservative” like her. She believes the majority of Republicans share the same belief. However, still having the opportunity to form a team like that in the running, in offering their services to America, there was “no greater honor, no greater opportunity.”
In the 2008 presidential election, Palin ran with Arizona Senator John McCain with overwhelming support. She was far more electable than he was then and had a massive following. Former President Obama eventually beat the two candidates. With this loss, Palin resigned as Alaska’s governor before the end of her tenure.
In 2022, Palin was defeated twice. She lost a special election to represent Alaska’s at-large congressional district against Democratic Rep. Mary Peltola and campaigned unsuccessfully for a full term in the 2022 midterm elections. The former governor has never wavered in her unwavering support for Donald Trump.
Palin has been quite public about her belief that Trump’s strongest opponent, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, should sit out this presidential election cycle, even though he has not yet registered his candidacy. She believes he will be President someday, but Trump should be the nominee this time.
DeSantis doesn’t need to run. Palin told Bolling she pictures him as our President eventually, but not right now. Adding that he ought to remain as governor for a while longer. He is young, and he has decades left in which he may serve as the President.
She claimed that when you speak about the specific people, the individuals considering entering the race, they have a lot of guts to think they can take on Trump. Despite rumors that he will choose a woman, Trump has not yet chosen a running partner, and Palin is not the only candidate being evaluated.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), according to former Trump White House adviser Stephen Bannon, is also on the shortlist. Bannon told NBC News she is “no shrinking violet, she’s ambitious” and shouldn’t be bashful about it. She believes she is on the shortlist for Trump’s running mate. Bannon remarked that when Greene “looks in the mirror,” she sees a future president grinning back at her.
CNN reports that Trump may pick New York Republican Representative Elise Stefanik. Although discussing a 2024 Vice-Presidential nominee is premature, Stefanik’s inclusion on a future Trump ticket has gained momentum at Mar-a-Lago and in other Republican circles in recent weeks. According to current and former advisers in Trump’s orbit, the New York Republican, who replaced Liz Cheney as Rep. 3 last year, is an aggressive and loyal attack dog, and Trump would benefit from appointing a woman as his running mate.
As two sources with knowledge of the situation indicate, Trump has been asking close friends and allies what they think of Stefanik, one of several Republican women he is considering for the prospective vice presidential position. He has also not ruled out a few male candidates. One of these persons claimed the former President feels Stefanik has undergone a true change — leaving the moderate half of the party to join its more dominant ‘America First’ flank,” CNN said.
Reaction to Palin as a prospective running mate for Trump is varied, but it is still early in the game.
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