The 2024 Republican Presidential Primary race HAS begun….
While the question for Republicans might be will Trump run?
The expanding field of those edging for the nomination has increased ….
Trump has told Hannity he’s made up his mind on if he’s gonna run?
THAT is probably something that should be added to Donald Trump’s list of lies…..
The fact is?
Donald J. Trump is a legend in his own mind….
(And a Loser)
With Ron DeSantis about even with him in various polls….
And other Republicans saying nice things about him?
A trip or fall by Trump would have those same walking all over him to get to the prize of the nomination….
And Trump has something coming at him that ain’t good….
But it HAS been pointed out that the party popular Trump could even try to promote his trouble’s out for supporters to rally behind him…
As he has done numerous times to deflect his screw-ups…..
Ambitious Republicans with eyes on their party’s 2024 presidential nomination are treading cautiously in their political pursuits, wary of upsetting former President Trump.
With early auditions for the GOP’s presidential nod already underway, would-be candidates are grappling with just how aggressive they should be in their overtures. They are aware that appearing too eager or garnering too much attention risks upsetting a former president who has openly floated the possibility of a 2024 comeback campaign.
“Donald Trump likes being the center of attention,” one veteran of several Republican presidential campaigns said. “He likes the idea that the nomination is his if he wants it.”…
“I doubt, if he decides to run, that someone’s going to want to challenge him at this stage in the game,” Anuzis said. “There’s really no reason to do that.”
But Trump’s presence hasn’t stopped other Republicans from garnering the interest of party donors and leaders.
Several would-be candidates have paraded through Iowa, the first-in-the-nation presidential caucus state, over the past several months for fundraisers and speaking engagements, stirring speculation about their 2024 plans.
And a straw poll at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver last month showed DeSantis narrowly edging out Trump for the 2024 presidential nomination, 74.1 percent to 71.4 percent.
“Trump is definitely afraid of DeSantis. There’s no question in my mind about that,” Keith Naughton, a veteran Republican strategist, said. “They clearly see him as popular and as a threat to Trump and as someone who could usurp him.”
Still, nearly six months after leaving the White House, Trump remains the de facto leader of the Republican Party. A Quinnipiac University poll released in late May found that two-thirds of GOP voters want the former president to run again in 2024, while less than one-third — 30 percent — said he should not.
One GOP donor said that Trump is still far and away the favorite for the party’s 2024 presidential nomination, but that there’s widespread interest in other potential candidates should Trump decide against another campaign….
“There’s nothing stopping virtually any potential candidate from doing 99 percent of all the things they have to do to prepare for the possibility of being the Republican nominee in 2024,” Anuzis said. “He just creates pause for people.”