Republicans Struggle To Outshine Trump And DeSantis

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( – Prospective Republican presidential contenders will have the challenge of figuring out how to break through in a race that so far seems to have two clear leaders, former President Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Currently, Trump is the only high-profile Republican to have officially launched a presidential campaign. DeSantis has not yet disclosed whether or not he would be placing a bid for the White House, but he has said he is nearing a final decision. According to early polls, the two men are the top 2024 contenders.

However, that does not mean they are the only two big names that might end up placing a bid. Speculations want Vice President Mike Pence, former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to consider running for the White House. Each one of these potential candidates holds some appeal with the GOP base.

Keith Naughton, a veteran Republican strategist has said that none of these candidates has found an opening yet. Still, it is very early in the process and even the Iowa caucuses do not happen for another year.

This means that currently, most prospective candidates would be in the process of building their team by hiring consultants and looking at their options before they have to make a final decision.

In a recent interview with Fox News, Haley admitted that she too was nearing a final decision on whether she would place a White House bid. She also added that it was time for a change in leadership and that people did not want to see another person in their 80s running the country.


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