'Who is the Mike Pence voter?' Analysts rag on ex-veep ahead of 2024 campaign announcement
A Sunday morning MSNBC panel poked fun at former Vice President Mike Pence's forthcoming entry into the 2024 presidential race because of how little political ammunition Pence has to challenge ex-President Donald Trump and other candidates for the Republican nomination.
"Mike Pence jumping in, plans to launch his campaign in Iowa next week. Please, if you will, explain to me who is the Mike Pence voter?" host Alicia Menendez asked.
Columnist Philip Bump of The Washington Post responded with a brutal assessment of Pence's standing.
"Well, there's Mike Pence. There's his wife. I mean, look, I, I, I don't know, right? I mean, he's sort of trying to, he, he's trying to walk a, a non-existent line, which is appealing to Trump voters who did vote for him to be vice president, but not because of him, right?" Bump said.
"It could have been literally anyone on the ballot in 2016, 2020, and they would've voted for Donald Trump's vice president, but at the same time, to be critical of Donald Trump," Bump continued. "I mean, you know, this is a guy whose primary goal over the course of the next week is, 'How do I manage to talk about the way that Donald Trump's people wanted to have me hanged on January 6th that doesn't alienate you from Donald Trump?'"
Watch the exchange below or at this link.
\u201c.@AliciaMenendez: "Mike Pence, jumping in, plans to launch his campaign in Iowa next week ... Please, if you will, explain to me who is the Mike Pence voter."\n\n@pbump: "Well, there's Mike Pence, there's his wife ..."\u201d— The Recount (@The Recount) 1685883941
- Editor of Christianity Today talks 'never' supporting Trump over sexual assault and slams Pence’s 'character' ›
- Declining to charge Pence in classified docs probe a 'prelude to DOJ seeking charges against Trump': expert ›
- 'Surprised' Pence and DeSantis blast Trump’s loyalty to 'murderous dictator' Kim Jong Un ›