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Old 13th November 2020, 01:59 PM   #1
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2024 Republican Primary

Since election campaigns start earlier every cycle, why not speculate on who will throw their hat into the ring for the Republicans in 2024. Here's my list. some are serious, some are half-joking.

Donald Trump - Socialite turned game show host who lost the 2020 election1
Tom Cotton - Senator from Arkansas. Seems to be more focused on trolling the libs than actually governing. One top two contestants to be 2024's Scott Walker.
Jeff Flake - former Senator from Arizona. Graduate of the Susan Collins School of Furrowing Brows.
Larry Hogan - Governor of Maryland. acted responsibly in the face of COVID-19 and now looking to leverage that into being humiliated on the national stage.
Ben Sasse - Senator from Nebraska. Other top contender to be 2024's Scott Walker.
Nikki Hayler - former Governor of South Carolina and ambassador to the UN. Mortgaged promising political future to suck up to a game show host.
Ted Cruz - Senator from Texas. Also voted Most Punchable Face in Politics. Rumored to be the Zodiac Killer.
Marco Rubio - Senator from Florida with no dignity.
Rand Paul - Senator from Kentucky who cosplays as a doctor and earned a beating from his neighbor.
Tim Scott - Senator from South Carolina who is shocked every time people point out the overt racism of the Trumplicans
Some member of the Bush family - because we all need a good laugh
One of the Trump kids - assuming daddy doesn't run 1
Tucker Carlson - Host of the FOX News White Power Hour and poster child for Unearned White Boy Confidence.

Anyone I missed?

1 assuming he is not already residing in a different kind of government housing
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Old 13th November 2020, 02:03 PM   #2
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Josh Hawley.
Kristi Noem.

Maybe Rick Scott.
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Old 13th November 2020, 03:31 PM   #3
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Banana Republican primaries will be exercise in "Pick your very own Fuhrer".
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By 2024 the RNC's bylaws will specify that only candidates named Trump may entee.
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Old 13th November 2020, 04:01 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Firestone View Post
Josh Hawley.
Kristi Noem.

Maybe Rick Scott.
I thought about Hawley, but he's too new. Granted, a lot can change, but it's going to be too crowded a field for him to stand out. I don't really think his crusade against "censorship" online will go far. There are plenty of other nondescript white boys for the media to fawn over while they say absolutely nothing of consequence.
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Old 14th November 2020, 02:05 AM   #6
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Poor Pence, still VP, such a reliable lapdog, and already forgotten.
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Old 14th November 2020, 02:19 AM   #7
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Poor Pence, still VP, such a reliable lapdog, and already forgotten.
I won't shed any tears.

If the Trump brand still has value in the GOP in 2024 (and I think it will), then a Trump will be a leading challenger for the nomination. If it isn't President Trump then Donald Trump junior or Ivanka.

If the Trump brand has little or no value then Pence will be tainted by association.

I don't see a set of circumstances where Pence is a leading candidate given that the Trump children are interested in following their father into politics.
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Old 14th November 2020, 02:26 AM   #8
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forget about the rest.
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How about Dan Crenshaw? Maybe a long shot now, but he seems to be building a bit of an online following: He was a Navy SEAL so people who like tough guys will vote for him; he likes the electoral college because the popular vote would be "too democratic" and he has an eyepatch so that's good for people who want someone who looks the part of the villain.
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This all assumes that Trump doesn't turn on the Republican Party for not doing enough to back his fraud claims in 2020. He's turned on everyone else why not them? I could see him deciding they need him more than he needs them and running as an independent.
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This all assumes that Trump doesn't turn on the Republican Party for not doing enough to back his fraud claims in 2020. He's turned on everyone else why not them? I could see him deciding they need him more than he needs them and running as an independent.
that is a given.
But I also think that the GOP will take the abuse, just like it has for the last four years, and just wait for Trump to die.
And then organize an annual "piss on his grave" event.
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Regarding a DJT 2024 candidacy, can anyone cite some law that says that a felon currently enjoying alternative government housing can not run for President of the U.S.?
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Old 14th November 2020, 11:05 AM   #13
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Regarding a DJT 2024 candidacy, can anyone cite some law that says that a felon currently enjoying alternative government housing can not run for President of the U.S.?
The only way to lose your passive right to vote is through an impeachment that explicitly takes it away.

The prison-to-president pipeline is wide open.
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
Niki Haley

forget about the rest.
If Biden croaks before then, she wouldn't even be the first Indan-American woman in the White House!
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The only way to lose your passive right to vote is through an impeachment that explicitly takes it away.

The prison-to-president pipeline is wide open.
You mean campaign for and occupy an elected office, right?
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Ted Cruz will have to be surgically removed from Trump's colon before he could run in 2024. Unless he runs as Trump's VP. Then it could be quite useful having him so close 24/7.
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I won't shed any tears.

If the Trump brand still has value in the GOP in 2024 (and I think it will), then a Trump will be a leading challenger for the nomination. If it isn't President Trump then Donald Trump junior or Ivanka.

If the Trump brand has little or no value then Pence will be tainted by association.

I don't see a set of circumstances where Pence is a leading candidate given that the Trump children are interested in following their father into politics.
I think you're vastly overestimating just how much charisma Donald Trump junior or Ivanka actually have.
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The only way to lose your passive right to vote is through an impeachment that explicitly takes it away.

The prison-to-president pipeline is wide open.
I'd like to hold it wide for the converse as well.
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Sarah Palin. Just like Trump, but less malevolent.
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Why not Rudy Giuliani? People have been saying he's already done all the most idiotic things he could possibly do, and said the stupidest things it's possible to say, but I have faith that he can top them all in the years (weeks?) of life he has left.
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I don't see a set of circumstances where Pence is a leading candidate given that the Trump children are interested in following their father into politics.
I think you're vastly overestimating just how much charisma Donald Trump junior or Ivanka actually have.
I agree with you that Donny Jr. and Ivanka don't have loads of charisma and would not be as successful as stubby McBonespurs. However, they still would likely beat Pence, because the MAGAchuds probably think the Trump name is more important than whatever Pence brings to the table.
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I agree with you that Donny Jr. and Ivanka don't have loads of charisma and would not be as successful as stubby McBonespurs. However, they still would likely beat Pence, because the MAGAchuds probably think the Trump name is more important than whatever Pence brings to the table.
I think Ivanka would have more chance. She comes across as ... errr... Daddy’s favourite, and is at least fairly attractive. Don Jr comes across as a weird try-hard, desperate to win favour with Daddy. Desperation doesn’t look good in a candidate for president.
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Sarah Palin. Just like Trump, but less malevolent.
Dan Quayle: Trump v0.1
Ross Perot: Trump v0.2
Bush 2: Trump v0.3
Sarah Palin: Trump v1.0 (major upgrade)
Herman Cane: Trump v1.1
Donald Trump: Trump v2.0 (major upgrade)
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Chris Christie Says He's Considering 2024 Run, Would Challenge Trump
https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/poli...trump/2794794/
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Originally Posted by Firestone View Post
Josh Hawley.
Kristi Noem.

Maybe Rick Scott.
Gov. Kristi Noem: I don't want to be president in 2024
https://www.argusleader.com/story/ne...ce/5397174002/
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Chris Christie Says He's Considering 2024 Run, Would Challenge Trump
https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/poli...trump/2794794/
Not really sure how that would work...

He has sucked up to Trump so long he wouldn't get much support from anti-Trump groups, but he has also "broken the faith" over the past couple of weeks (e.g. criticizing Trump for his pardons), so he might not be appealing to the MAGAchuds.
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I think Ivanka would have more chance. She comes across as ... errr... Daddy’s favourite, and is at least fairly attractive. Don Jr comes across as a weird try-hard, desperate to win favour with Daddy. Desperation doesn’t look good in a candidate for president.
Even Trump's closest advisors consider Donnie Jr to be a complete idiot.
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Gov. Kristi Noem: I don't want to be president in 2024
https://www.argusleader.com/story/ne...ce/5397174002/
GOod, because she does not stand a chance.
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Chris Christie Says He's Considering 2024 Run, Would Challenge Trump
https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/poli...trump/2794794/
Considering is cheap, and can be prolonged indefinitely.
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Dan Quayle: Trump v0.1
Ross Perot: Trump v0.2
Bush 2: Trump v0.3
Sarah Palin: Trump v1.0 (major upgrade)
Herman Cane: Trump v1.1
Donald Trump: Trump v2.0 (major upgrade)
DJTJ/Ivanka?: Trump v2.1

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Caine would be a better president than any of the others. Because he's dead.

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Chris Christie Says He's Considering 2024 Run, Would Challenge Trump
https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/poli...trump/2794794/
I'm looking forward to opponents running pictures of him literally carrying Trump's luggage. And sitting on that closed beachj.

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Gov. Kristi Noem: I don't want to be president in 2024
https://www.argusleader.com/story/ne...ce/5397174002/
How about 2025, when the next President after Biden actually takes office?

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Even Trump's closest advisors consider Donnie Jr to be a complete idiot.
Takes after Dad, then.
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I thought about Hawley, but he's too new. Granted, a lot can change, but it's going to be too crowded a field for him to stand out. I don't really think his crusade against "censorship" online will go far. There are plenty of other nondescript white boys for the media to fawn over while they say absolutely nothing of consequence.
He's still new, but boy does he stand out now.

Whether it helps him or not, we'll see.
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Maybe that Qanon guy with the horns can run. He’d probably do well.
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Maybe that Qanon guy with the horns can run. He’d probably do well.
Along with the 2 people who pointed guns at black lives matters protesters walking in front of their home.

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Along with the 2 people who pointed guns at black lives matters protesters walking in front of their home.

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Yeah they can be ores and vp. Double their chances.

The thing is, we are no longer in a world where there is a zero percent chance of them having a run for president.
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I think the failed coup has pretty much killed any chance of Trump himself getting the GOP nod.I think he will try to be the power behind the throne, though.
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Maybe that Qanon guy with the horns can run. He’d probably do well.
Has anybody run for Senate while in prison before?
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Old 9th January 2021, 10:32 AM   #38
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Originally Posted by Donal View Post
Since election campaigns start earlier every cycle, why not speculate on who will throw their hat into the ring for the Republicans in 2024. Here's my list. some are serious, some are half-joking.

Donald Trump - Socialite turned game show host who lost the 2020 election1
Tom Cotton - Senator from Arkansas. Seems to be more focused on trolling the libs than actually governing. One top two contestants to be 2024's Scott Walker.
Jeff Flake - former Senator from Arizona. Graduate of the Susan Collins School of Furrowing Brows.
Larry Hogan - Governor of Maryland. acted responsibly in the face of COVID-19 and now looking to leverage that into being humiliated on the national stage.
Ben Sasse - Senator from Nebraska. Other top contender to be 2024's Scott Walker.
Nikki Hayler - former Governor of South Carolina and ambassador to the UN. Mortgaged promising political future to suck up to a game show host.
Ted Cruz - Senator from Texas. Also voted Most Punchable Face in Politics. Rumored to be the Zodiac Killer.
Marco Rubio - Senator from Florida with no dignity.
Rand Paul - Senator from Kentucky who cosplays as a doctor and earned a beating from his neighbor.
Tim Scott - Senator from South Carolina who is shocked every time people point out the overt racism of the Trumplicans
Some member of the Bush family - because we all need a good laugh
One of the Trump kids - assuming daddy doesn't run 1
Tucker Carlson - Host of the FOX News White Power Hour and poster child for Unearned White Boy Confidence.

Anyone I missed?

1 assuming he is not already residing in a different kind of government housing
After Wednesday’s fiasco I think you can cross off Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley. It doesn’t seem their political careers will last long now.
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Old 9th January 2021, 10:38 AM   #39
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Also, based on your list the only the two post-Trump republicans who seem sane at all are governors Charlie Baker and Larry Hogan.

Also if Republicans want to nominate a good sane candidate next round, then they should fix their primary system. It’s the same problem that gave the Democrats Joe Biden as their nominee. Super Tuesday had too many Southern states scheduled in 2016 and 2020. Why is the most important date on the primary calendar given so much weight to a region that only compromises about 30% of the total US population?

Edit: No offense meant here towards anyone living in the South

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My bet is on a "more palatable" Trump for 2024.
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