Mike Pence joins 2024 presidential race as a conservative icon

Mike Pence, the former Vice President, has officially entered the 2024 presidential race. In a campaign video released on Monday, Pence sought to evoke the spirit of Ronald Reagan, portraying himself as a conservative figure who is committed to upholding traditional values.

However, some analysts have noted that Pence’s own views may be too conservative for the mainstream Republican party at this time. In an article for The New York Times, political reporter Jonathan Martin noted that “Republicans have shifted significantly to the right in recent years, leaving Pence looking like a reactionary figure by comparison.”

This fact was highlighted earlier this week when Pence took a jab at former President Trump in his campaign video. In the video, Pence praised the late conservative icon, Rush Limbaugh, but made no mention of Trump, who he served under for four years.

Despite this, Pence is expected to gain significant support from the party’s traditional base, particularly evangelical Christians and social conservatives. He already has the backing of former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who was once a close ally of Trump.

It remains to be seen how Pence’s campaign will fare in the 2024 primary race. Many pundits believe that he may struggle to win over moderate voters and younger Republicans who are more concerned with issues such as climate change and social justice. However, Pence’s message of traditional values and moral conservatism may resonate with certain voters who feel alienated by the changing face of the party.

As the race heats up, it is likely that more Republican candidates will emerge, each with their own vision for the party and the country. But for now, all eyes are on Mike Pence, as he seeks to carve out a path to the White House in 2024.