Many Americans are looking ahead to 2024, hoping we can salvage our country after just one year of Joe Biden. Republicans have been speculating on who might run with their ticket. Plenty have suggested a Trump comeback. But other names have been floating around as well.
Some pundits have wondered if the likes of Mike Pence or Ron DeSantis will take the nomination. But one person who is not often discussed could end up in the running. He was the runner-up for the 2016 Election. And it seems he thinks he’s in the best position to win the nomination in three years.
Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday argued he is particularly well-positioned to win the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, citing his second-place finish behind then-candidate Donald Trump in the party’s 2016 primary…
“There’s a reason historically that the runner-up is almost always the next nominee,” Cruz continued. “And that’s been true going back to Nixon or Reagan or McCain or Romney that has played out repeatedly. You come in with just an enormous base of support.”
Nobody within the GOP has yet to announce a 2024 campaign. However, Sen. Ted Cruz dropped hints in a recent discussion. He suggested that the “runner up” of the last primary is in a good position for the next election.
That’s because he says they are starting with an already established “enormous base of support.” He’s not far from the mark, based on what we’ve seen in past elections.
Cruz could be a dark horse candidate, simply because of his track record and reputation. Sure, he was a heated rival of Trump’s back in 2016. But since then, he was one of Trump’s strongest supporters in the Senate.
On top of that, he is known as a passionate fighter for conservative issues. Many consider him to be a scholar of the Constitution, with considerable knowledge on the subject—something that appears to be rare among lawmakers these days.
So, could Ted Cruz become the next GOP nominee? Plenty of things would have to happen first. But there is no doubt his name should be in the conversation.
- Ted Cruz suggested he could be the GOP’s 2024 nominee.
- Cruz explained the previous election’s “runner up” often won.
- The Republican is a noted conservative fighter and leader.