According to Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah), a large field of 2024 presidential candidates will lead to a redo of the 2016 presidential election and help make Donald Trump the Republican nominee for president once again. there is a possibility.
“The only way [scenario] You may be able to prevent it if you finally narrow it down to a two-seater. What that means is that donors and influencers tell candidates, if they’re debilitated, ‘Hey, get out,'” Romney told The HuffPost in an interview Tuesday.
“The last time was in 1968, so it’s been a while,” added Romney, referring to the 1968 presidential election in which his father, George Romney, participated.
Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Tuesday became the first Republican to declare a candidacy for the White House after Trump launched his 2024 campaign in November. Haley, who also served as US ambassador to the United Nations under Trump, called for a “new generation of leadership.” video announced her candidacy.
Romney said he saw Haley as the “underdog” of the race. The senator added that Trump was “by far the best” chance of becoming the Republican presidential nominee given his popularity and name recognition with a devoted segment of Republican voters. (Romney is clearly not a fan; he voted to convict Trump in two consecutive Senate impeachment trials).
Trump is expected to face the same race for the Republican presidential nomination as he did in the 2016 election. In that race, a large roster of candidates split support among Republican voters and donors alike, leading to Trump winning the nomination.
Trump’s “Diminishedinfluence within the Republican Party, especially after his party’s weak performance in the 2022 midterm elections. Potential candidates like state Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis are closing in on him.
Republican leaders are in no rush to embrace Trump’s 2024 candidacy, but he still has a lot of support in the Capitol, including several newly elected representatives. Senator Mark Wayne Mullin (R-Ok) last week became the fifth Republican senator to endorse Trump’s campaign. call The man who tried to overthrow democracy in the days leading up to the Jan. 6, 2021 riots at the U.S. Capitol was “exactly the president we need to lead this country on the tough road ahead.” .
Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Alabama) said he believes the 2024 election will be “wide open” despite his support for Trump’s campaign.
“President Trump’s approval rating will be between 25% and 30%. He’s done a lot of work to grow on that. DeSantis has built his reputation on a conservative menu,” said many. candidates running for office and healthy competition for the presidential nomination would be “good for our party,” he added.
Trump steps up and shares attack on DeSantis wild accusation DeSantis said,Grooming schoolgirl with alcohol” when he was a teacher. The former president also said “Ron DeSantimonias” and “Ron Meatball” DeSantis chose to ignore the attack. say it He doesn’t focus on “dirtying” his fellow Republicans.
“That’s how he does it,” Tuberville told Huffington Post when asked about Trump’s Truth Social posts. “He tries to take dolls from people, which is probably what he did as a contractor in New York. You argue, complain, fight with each other, and go out to dinner at night. We are all on the same team.”
Senator Bill Cassidy (R-Laos), who convicted Trump of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, suggested resource shortages would narrow most of the presidential candidates relatively quickly. .
“There will be several people who will announce, but how many will become rich? If you don’t have money, you can’t buy name recognition. says Cassidy.
Senator Mike Brown (R, Indiana), who has endorsed Trump in the past but is withholding another endorsement when he runs for governor of Indiana, predicts an eventual showdown between Trump and DeSantis bottom. The governor of Florida has yet to announce whether it will launch a bid for the White House.
“No one else registered [percent]said Brown in an early poll for the race.
Democrats, meanwhile, are taking very seriously the possibility of another showdown between Trump and President Joe Biden in the 2024 general election, but the results of last year’s midterm elections are a sign of Trump’s unpopularity. If they believe it will ultimately benefit the party… voters.
Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., the 2016 Democratic vice presidential nominee, said all signs once again point to the same dynamics that propelled Trump to the Republican nomination in the first place.
“The NameID edge on multiple candidate fields is even stronger than the NameID edge on two candidate fields,” says Kaine. “[Trump] He could be in his lane and everyone else was competing in the non-Trump lane. ”
Kane added of Trump and the 2024 Republican campaign, “Every new participant is going to make him happier.”