There has been a lot of talk about Nikki Haley making a run for office in 2024.
I am not really believing the tease, however, as Haley has already stated that she would not run as long as Trump was running, although we all know we can take whatever a politician pledges to do with a grain of salt.
If Haley does decide to run, she will have to do so without one of her top advisers because Mike Pence just came in and swooped up Tim Chapman.
Chapman, who had been working as executive director of a political advocacy group aligned with Haley, has jumped ship and joined Pence, working for his Advancing American Freedom non-profit group.
This is a nice little coup for Pence.
Chapman, upon leaving Haley's office, stated, "I am grateful for my time working with Nikki Haley and her dedicated team.
"Advancing American Freedom is one of the fastest growing and increasingly influential conservative groups in the nation, and I am thrilled to join the incredible team that is building AAF as a leader for commonsense conservative policies that will help restore America."
Pence called Chapman "one of the brightest stars in the conservative movement, and we are so thrilled he's joining the team to advance the cause of American culture, American opportunity and American leadership."
Now, realistically Pence nor Haley have a shot at winning the nomination in the upcoming primary.
Haley, however, could be a solid VP pick and potential 2032 candidate if she gets on a successful ticket in 2024.
My preferred ticket would be DeSantis on top with Governor Noem or Senator Rick Scott (R-S.C.) as the VP. We put out a ticket like that, and we pretty much have the White House for the next 16 years.
That ticket would lead to a strong turnout for conservatives and have significant down-ballot ramifications that would crush Democrats.
I keep getting emails and Twitter callouts from people hitting me that they still want Trump and Trump will easily win the nomination, but they clearly did not learn their lesson from the 2022 election.
This upcoming election is not about winning the primary, it is about winning the White House back, and right now, Trump does not have the support to do that. He needs to be able to pull moderate Dems and Independents in addition to Republican voters, and he is not doing that.
We blew the 2022 election with Trump candidates that were not supported. How about we not make the same mistake in 2024?
Source: Fox News