Ahead of what is anticipated to be a divisive 2024 presidential election, present and previous governors appeared on Sunday talk shows to share their perspectives.
Chris Christie, Previous governor of New Jersey, said on ABC’s This Week that former president Donald Trump and most other candidates for the GOP presidential nomination will be governors, both present and former.
Christie predicted that the field will consist of Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., who is also said to be exploring a bid for president, along with current and Previous governors, and possibly one senator.
At this time, no governor has formally declared their intention to run in 2024. Nikki Haley, a former governor of South Carolina, is scheduled to declare her candidature on Wednesday. Ron DeSantis, a Republican governor of Florida, is another potential opponent for Trump in the GOP primary race.
We need results-driven leadership, the governor of New Hampshire said on CBS’ Face the Nation, criticising previous GOP leaders for failing to implement conservative principles. Gov. Chris Sununu is himself thinking about running for president.
As Republicans, we were promised regulatory change, tax cuts, and immigration reform in 2017 and 2018, but those things didn’t materialise, according to Sununu. “Despite what we were told, healthcare reform did not materialise. We weren’t able to protect the border as promised.
National Democrats seem to be largely united behind President Joe Biden while the GOP field is expected to expand this week. President Biden’s recent State of the Union address was seen by many observers as a prelude to launching a 2024 reelection candidature.
Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, claimed on NBC’s Meet the Press that Biden “has what it takes” to win a second term in office despite worries about his poor polling ratings.
On ABC’s This Week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, added, “Biden’s in terrific shape.”
“I believe that in the eyes of the American people, the prestige of Biden and the work that this Democratic Congress, Senate, and House have accomplished will continue to increase. So I have hope “said Schumer.