We can tell a lot about the 2024 election already, if we remember to just read a bit between the lines.
For instance, the latest dustup between former President Donald Trump and his former Vice President, Mike Pence, has become quite the political spectacle of late.
First and foremost, there has been little to nothing uttered on the subject by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a man who hasn’t made it clear that he’s going to run for President in 2024, but has made it clear that he hasn’t ruled it out. Some political observers have suggested that DeSantis may just be sitting back and allowing these two GOP heavyweights to cannibalize one another.
And then there’s Nikki Haley, whose political aspirations have long been known, and who has come out swinging in the Trump-Pence fracas.
Nikki Haley told Fox News on Monday she believed Mike Pence “did what he thought was right” when the then-vice president certified the results of the last presidential election.Trending:
The former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations took issue with Pence saying last week that former President Trump is “wrong” to claim that he could have overturned the results.
Haley was tiptoeing around the subject as best she could.
“Mike Pence is a good man. He’s an honest man. I think he did what he thought was right on that day,” Haley told Fox News’ Bret Baier.
“But I will always say, I just, I’m not a fan of Republicans going against Republicans,” the former South Carolina governor added.
“The only ones that win when that happens are the Democrats and the media. And we have to keep our eyes on 2022, we’ve gotta get the majority back in the House, we’ve gotta get it in the Senate and we’ve got a lot of governors races to win.”
Haley’s comment about Pence doing “what he thought” was right is a brutal one, once we read between the lines.
And, while we’re there, let’s not forget to reflect on what this sort of statement says about Haley’s own political aspirations.