Since leaving the White House, former Vice President Mike Pence has been keeping a low profile. He hasn’t been in the public eye much, and he hasn’t made many official statements.
Many have wondered what Pence’s plans will be for the future — will he consider campaigning again? And if so, for what position in the country?
Well, we might soon get our answer.
The former VP has confirmed his first post-office speech: it’s coming up on April 29 and it’ll be held in South Carolina at a dinner hosted by the Palmetto Family Council.
That’s significant, because the Council is a strong conservative lobbying group, which routinely stands up for social conservatism (according to the Associated Press).
In the past, the organization has fought against abortion, and has also fought to maintain certain sports rules. For example, you have to be biologically female to participate in women’s sports.
If Pence is speaking at this high-profile event, it could be a very big sign, as noted by The Daily Caller:
Former Vice President Mike Pence will deliver his first post-office speech in South Carolina on April 29, potentially angling for a 2024 presidential run.
The Council speech seems like a logical launching pad for a huge announcement, and Pence could hint at his political future.
He hasn’t said anything about running for President in 2024, but it’s also important to note that he’s never ruled it out.
Back in September, The Daily Caller asked Pence about possibly running for POTUS. At the time, he dodged the question and said he was only focused on the November election.
To many, that was another sign that Pence was seriously considering a presidential bid in the future.
It’ll be interesting if he does decide to run, too. There was some tension between Pence and then-President Donald Trump at the end of the last administration, which lost the VP some followers.
And right now, a Republican party poll shows that 53 percent of GOP members would nominate Trump again for the presidential ballot, while only 12 percent would go with Pence.
Even so, Pence maintains strong ties to conservative groups and organizations. And he holds fast to many ideals and policies with which right-wing politicians and citizens agree.
So, all eyes will be on him come April 29 when he steps up to give that speech.
If he clearly hints at 2024 ambitions, expect plenty of immediate debate among Republicans: will they still go with Trump, or might they try another type of Conservative leader in Pence?
- Former Vice President Mike Pence will speak for the first time since leaving office on April 29.
- It’s at a dinner in South Carolina hosted by the Palmetto Family Council, which is a strong conservative group.
- Pence hasn’t revealed his future ambitions, but he also hasn’t ruled out a presidential run in 2024.
Source: The Daily Caller