Paul Ryan wants to be very clear: In 2024, he will support any Republican who is not named Donald Trump.
The former House speaker recently made the following statement while appearing on Fox Business: “That new swing voter in American politics is the suburban voter, and it’s clearly evident the suburban voter doesn’t like Trump, but they prefer Republicans.” Therefore, I believe that anyone who is not named Trump is significantly more likely to win the White House for us.
that is direct!
Ryan’s evaluation comes as Trump not only seems likely to run again but is also making plans for what a third run for president would entail.
Trump looks to be “accelerating his planning for another presidential campaign,” according to HEADLINESFOREVER’s Gabby Orr, going so far as to consider where the campaign would be based (Florida and the Washington, DC, area are the two main candidates) and who would assist lead the effort (longtime GOP operative Chris LaCivita is seen as one possibility).
Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin who resigned from office in 2019 after Trump’s hostile takeover of the Republican Party, hasn’t been shy about expressing his doubts about the former President running for office once more.
Ryan said earlier this month, “I don’t really know if it matters if he runs or not. He won’t be the nominee, I don’t believe.
Ryan’s exact basis for his evaluation of Trump’s chances is unclear. Trump continues to be the head of the Republican Party and, if anything, has tightened his hold on the party throughout the 2022 primary season, with many of his favoured candidates winning crucial races for governor and the Senate.
According to exit polls, Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by a margin of 50% to 45% in suburban voters in 2016. Joe Biden narrowly defeated Trump in the suburbs by a margin of 50% to 48% four years later. Both parties received 49% of suburban residents’ votes in the 2018 midterm elections, which saw Republicans overwhelmingly defeated in the House.
Trump did, in fact, lose the suburbs in 2020. He wasn’t exactly directed there, though.
In all honesty, Ryan’s criticism of Trump comes out as some wishful thinking. When Ryan and Trump shared the same office, it was obvious that Ryan did not like Trump. And no detente has resulted from the intervening years.
Trump declared in a statement last year that having Paul Ryan on your side “virtually ensures a loss, for you, the Party, and America itself.” (He was responding to a speech Ryan gave in which the former House Speaker claimed that the conservative movement would fail if it relied just on the populist appeal of one individual or on poor imitations.)
Many people in Trump’s inner circle believe that he will run for president in 2024, but the rest of the Republican field’s potential makeup is far less definite. The entire globe will alter depending on what Donald Trump decides, as Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who is also a potential contender, recently remarked. That applies to all candidates. That applies to all potential candidates.
Ron DeSantis, a governor of Florida, Tom Cotton, a senator from Arkansas, and Mike Pompeo, a former secretary of state, all appear to be going through with plans to run for the GOP nomination as well. It is not yet clear, however, whether these plans will change if Trump officially enters the race.
What is certain is that Trump would enter the contest as the overwhelming favourite to win the GOP nominee, regardless of who else is running. Even while favourites occasionally lose, Trump has the advantage for the time being.