Very few Republicans are even pretending the 2024 GOP nomination is in doubt.
The real question many in the party confronted is who Trump will select as his running mate.
And Donald Trump will make this VP pick that will turn the GOP upside down.
There is no chance Trump will pick Mike Pence as vice president again.
Trump also learned his lesson from his term and values loyalty to his MAGA agenda so establishment RINOs like Nikki Haley are out the window for multiple reasons, not the least of which being that Haley ran against Trump after publicly stating she wouldn’t challenge Trump if Trump ran for re-election.
That leaves the question open as to who Trump will pick.
Minnesota Democrat Congressman Dean Phillips challenged Joe Biden in the presidential primary arguing Biden is too old and that polls showed Biden trailed Trump.
In an interview with The Atlantic magazine, Phillips told left-wing activist Mark Leibovich that Trump would put Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on the ticket as a pincer movement against Biden.
“And they will be very difficult to beat,” Phillips declared in reference to a Trump-Kennedy ticket.
Phillips’ prediction matched that of former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon who claimed that putting Kennedy on the ticket would allow Trump to make further inroads with working-class black and Hispanic voters – polls currently show Trump winning around 20 percent of the black vote and 40 percent of Hispanics – and lock down the anti-establishment vote thanks to Kennedy’s standing as a champion of opposition to vaccine mandates and the war in Ukraine.
“We stay maniacally focused in the general — particularly as, remember, the firestorm of the lawfare will start next spring with him,” Bannon told listeners to his War Room podcast. “If you can walk through that, which you can do — you can walk through that fire … and I think get 55 percent or more of the country.”
“If somehow it worked out [that] you could get Kennedy as a running mate — and I don’t know, that is far from even technically can happen because of the structure of the Democratic and Republican parties and ballot access and all that — you could get 60 percent or higher in the country and win a massive landslide,” Bannon added.
But while the idea of a Trump-Kennedy ticket sounds good in theory there are several stumbling blocks that make it impossible.
While Donald Trump has a gold-standard reputation with the conservative base not even Trump can get away with putting someone on the ticket who supports abortion on demand.
Picking Kennedy would invite a floor fight at the convention that would either defeat Kennedy and weaken Trump heading into the general election or see the party split in two beyond repair paving the way for Joe Biden to win re-election.
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