Foregt all that media hype about Republicans deferring to the ex-President once he dcclares….
THAT has NOT happened…
Most Republicans warming up to run KNOW that all ready weakened Donald Trump will be in the middle legal fights a year from now right before the 2024 Republican actual primaries….
Trump now it seems will hope that a crowded field would allow him march to nomination….
Trump still has a small lead in the 2024 nomination race, although it HAS strunk….
A crowded primary field will guarantee a Republican primary win for former President Donald Trump, his 2024 campaign operation believes, despite a string of recent national polls that show him trailing Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) in a head-to-head matchup.
More than a half dozen Trumpworld advisers, former administration officials, and campaign operatives told the Washington Examiner that support for DeSantis will slowly erode as more Republicans declare for 2024. Three specifically likened a yet-to-be-announced DeSantis run to former Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker’s ill-fated 2016 bid. Back then, the two-term governor dropped out of the presidential race just months after entering the field as the odds-on favorite.
Operatives believe Trump firmly carries a third of the Republican electorate. Though DeSantis currently matches or beats Trump head to head in many national polls, Trumpworld predicts the Florida governor will fizzle as former Vice President Mike Pence, Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Tim Scott (R-SC), former CIA Director and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley, and others all potentially jump into the race.
“The die-hard MAGA supporters won’t vote for anyone but Trump. Everyone else who gets in dilutes support for DeSantis,” one person stated. “Basically, we’re praying Nikki Haley runs.”…
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