Sure, we haven’t yet found ourselves rid of the 2022 midterm elections, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t start speculating on 2024’s presidential contest. In fact, a great many political experts have been making the rounds on the infotainment networks with their own bold predictions.
And, with Mike Pence surely not teaming up with Donald Trump again in 2024, (and with Trump almost certainly looking for another run), some of this speculation will be centered around just who the former President is going to take out on the campaign trail with him.
Eagle-eyed observers have been seeing a whole lot of at least one MAGA lawmaker already at Trump rallies, and it has them wondering if she might not be in early VP mix.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has become a top surrogate for former President Donald Trump this election cycle, raising speculation the Georgia Republican could be on the short list to be his running mate in 2024.
Greene, who was first elected to Congress in 2020, rose to national attention by embracing issues and causes shunned by some Republicans for fear of controversy.Trending:
The strategy has made Greene a pariah among Democrats, who voted last year to strip her of committee assignments in the House, but popular among the Make America Great Again contingent of Republicans.
Greene would appear to be a popular possibility.
“She’s like Trump in the sense that she’s been demonized by Democrats and the media but isn’t afraid to punch back,” said Vish Burra, a GOP political strategist who has worked for Trump allies like Steve Bannon and Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz. “There are very few running mates for Trump in 2024 who have the loyalty of the MAGA base, but Greene is one of them.”
Others seemed to agree:
“She’s well-known among the grassroots, especially the MAGA crowd, and a good fundraiser. So she brings something to the table as a VP-pick,” said Brendan Steinhauser, a consultant who has advised prominent GOP candidates like Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas.
“Greene is also kind of tried and tested because she’s been under the microscope since coming to Congress. Sure, she’s said some controversial stuff, but so has Trump, and he’s the most popular person within the Republican Party.”
Green has had a rather profound national presence from the moment that she entered Congress, and her presence on the podium certainly is a formidable one.