As Twitchy reported earlier, Axios published the favorability ratings of 2024 Republican “frontrunners,” with Donald Trump being conspicuously absent from the list that also included Rep. Liz Cheney (at -43 net favorability). It’ll be a miracle if Cheney keeps her seat in Congress, let alone runs for president.
Not on the list: Mike Pence. Over at The Hill, Keith Naughton asked a provocative question: Will Pence primary Trump — and win?
… Pence has found his voice. He is reentering the public sphere branding himself as a principled conservative. While Pence has not criticized or “broken” with Trump, he has not cowered pathetically, begging for a return to the fold (like Nikki Haley).
I have written that Pence has no chance at the GOP nomination in 2024, and I think that still applies to a crowded field without Trump. The combination of multiple acceptable options and the adamant opposition of Trump would likely be fatal to a Pence campaign.
But a one-on-one Pence-Trump fight is a different matter entirely.
It’s not, really.
No and no. Incredibly obvious. But if Pence was crazy enough to primary Trump he would get crushed. https://t.co/Y2xKdtIYtd
— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) July 26, 2021
— Mark (@boxhall) July 26, 2021
No chance in hell.
— Cat Chi (@batsflywest) July 26, 2021
Just here for the ratio.
— Dan Ditzler (@longgonedaddy) July 26, 2021
— Emy Toledo (@EmyToledo) July 26, 2021
This ratio gets popcorn. Dumb headline fishing for clicks again. pic.twitter.com/DTFSqQ3iSq
— Activated to elect Democrats #PardonRealityWinner (@ActivatedTo) July 26, 2021
Not a chance he would win. 0%
— Evelyn Uyemura (@lostthethread) July 26, 2021
That would be hilarious
— I'm that Guy (@HannibalChris) July 26, 2021
— Bo Greig 🇺🇸 (@BoGreigDC) July 26, 2021
— Thiago GMM (@Thiagogmm) July 26, 2021
— Tripp Jones (@jonestripp) July 26, 2021
— Denise (@GammyDenise) July 26, 2021
Naughton is kidding himself if he truly believes one-on-one Pence would have any shot at the nomination against Trump.
— Tony Del Signore (@Anthony_John824) July 26, 2021
No? Lmao whoever wrote this is on crack
— DI₿ACOIN (@allo_diba) July 26, 2021
Comedy hour right here.
— Common Sense (@nevrcomplicated) July 26, 2021
I can’t imagine any politician more unpopular than Pence. The only people who dislike him more than Democrats are Republicans.
— Judge David Carpenter (@DavidOCarpenter) July 26, 2021
— MagaGem💎 (@Gem56336989) July 26, 2021
— Mtag (@Mgreaze) July 26, 2021
— jerry murphy (@JerryMurphy1212) July 26, 2021
Only with mail in ballots
— Enforce the Law (@jeremiah5244) July 26, 2021
— 10 days of darkness (@uctruthhurtzq) July 26, 2021
To think someone was actually paid to write this hahaha
— FBI LEGO INSURRECTIONIST (@john2024miller) July 26, 2021
— gingerp (@gingerp123) July 26, 2021
Now this is great satire.
— Frank Lundie (@LundieFrank) July 26, 2021
Naughton concludes: “And if Trump insists on running in spite of sinking polling numbers, the clamor for an alternative may be just too great. In that case, the only real possibility is Mike Pence.”
That is great satire.
Axios list of 2024 GOP frontrunners includes Rep. Liz Cheney (another name is ‘conspicuously absent’) https://t.co/XNT1JOw67Y
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 26, 2021