Could President Trump choose Ron DeSantis, one of the lone bastions of freedom left in the country, to be his running mate in 2024?
This is essentially a no-brainer ticket option if President Trump decides to run for the presidency in 2024. During an interview with Stuart Varney on Fox Business, President Trump says he would definitely consider Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as a running mate should Trump decide to run again in 2024.
My suspicion of the shape of U.S. MAGA politics over the next two election cycles remains the same. First, Governor DeSantis will win re-election easily next year. Democrats will throw the Alinsky sink at him, but DeSantis is in a fantastic position for re-election; Democrats would be wasting their money… they know it.
Second, I still hold the outlook that President Trump is more likely to play the role of kingmaker in the MAGA GOP and endorse Ron DeSantis for President in 2024. Always the showman and keeping people interested in GOP politics, which intentionally starves the Democrats from political oxygen, President Trump will likely tease this out for the next few years…. but ultimately I see an endorsement for DeSantis with a massive MAGA campaign led by Trump rallies as the final outcome.
If he chooses not to run himself, and a lot of that will be determined by the feedback he gets from the grassroots MAGA movement when the Trump rallies restart, President Trump can easily clear the road for DeSantis in 2024…. and keep clearing away any opposition to the “America First” policy objectives by being the ultimate weapon in the arsenal of DeSantis with direct confrontation toward any/all political opposition.