As soon as Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy was confirmed, other players became active either publicly or behind the scenes.
Trump’s coming out of the midterms has certainly waned, and many observers note that if he still doesn’t lose, the electorate is ripe for another type of candidate.
A movement towards the centre?
An analysis of the most recent poll results shows Americans’ extreme rhetoric and attacks on democratic institutions. Trump still appeals to a segment of the electorate, but if we’re aiming for national success, it’s time to rebalance things.
More centrist or moderate elements of the GOP have already started rolling mechanics. Even before he was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy stated that Marjorie Taylor Green and other Trumpists were not the only ones who would resort to force.
McCarthy is well aware that his slim majority in the House gives him little leverage. A legislative victory against the Democrats would require compromises with its more moderate forces.
Who is with Trump?
We already know that the former president sells his skin avidly and that he does not spare his opponents. Of these, two seemed almost inevitable to me: Ron DeSantis and Mike Pence.
DeSantis has been popular since his re-election and could be the leader when the primary calendar officially opens. Pence, for his part, has long dreamed of the presidency. Not very glamorous, he uses his experience and has a lot of support in his training.
In addition to DeSantis and Pence, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and 45 other burned advisers.e President.
However, two other candidates seem more interesting to me in the present context. The first was Maryland Governor Larry Hogan. A critic of Trump and a supporter of his impeachment, he could seduce the undecided and win some Democrats to his cause.
Although the list of potential candidates grew long, I put Nikki Haley’s name at the top. I have long seen the former governor of South Carolina and ambassador to the UN under Donald Trump.
Haley has managed to navigate Trump’s presidency without disdain, and she’s used her time at the UN to make up for a weak track record in terms of international relations.
Those who thought the first woman president would be a Democrat may be surprised. The daughter of an immigrant from India has enjoyed success since entering the political arena, and as she recalled last weekend in Las Vegas: “I never lost.»