Now the it is looking like Biden is going to win (happy dance), this means that Mike Pence will not be the outgoing VP in 2024, and therefore is not likely to be nominated for president.
As someone who has lived under him as governor, in Indiana, this is a very nice side effect of Trump losing (assuming he does, but I’m leaning hard toward assuming right now).
Am I right in thinking this? There isn’t any real possibility that the Republican party could try to resurrect Pence’s career in 2024, and put him up as a presidential candidate?
The guy is juts awful. Honestly, back when people didn’t think Trump had any hope of winning the presidency, we (in Indiana) were all quite happy to have him selected as the VP candidate, because in Indiana, you can’t hold one office while running for another, so he had to resign the governorship, and we loved getting rid of him. Even quite a lot of Republicans loved getting rid of him, and the fat was, he probably would not have been re-elected.
In fact, I actually quite like the Republican governor we have now (I didn’t vote for him, it just doesn’t crush me that he won), because he is so much better than Pence, and it’s not a small thing that Indianapolis has a Democratic mayor, who gets along really well with the governor. Our governor, FWIW, mandated masks and limited restaurants to carry-out way before many other states did. He even instituted a moratorium on driving, albeit, it was not punishable, but if you were stopped for another reason, you would be told to go straight home, and the note would be on your citation if you got one.
Anyone else have any other feelings on this? Anything I’m missing? Is there any reason Pence might be the 2024 nominee that I have not thought of?