While Democrats are busy dreaming of retaking the White House in 2020, they should take a look at who’s waiting in the wings for the GOP. According to Politico, some Republicans think Mike Pence would win easily.
Vice President Mike Pence is liked by almost everyone in Washington. He is more conservative than President Trump is, and knows how to work with Congress.
At 57, Pence is younger than Trump and younger than all of the Democratic front runners. He has been supportive of Trump but has not been tainted with any of Trump’s troubles.
“I find it unlikely that Trump is going anywhere,” one GOP lobbyist, who spoke on condition of anonymity, wrote in an email. “That being said, Pence is well-liked on the Hill, fairly predictable, and doesn’t stir up much unnecessary drama.”
Should Donald Trump decide not to run for a second term in 2020, Vice President Pence would make an attractive candidate for the Republicans.