Democrats have shared a preference for former President Donald Trump to be the Republican 2024 White House nominee over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
Several Democrats have pointed to Trump’s defeat in 2020 as the reason they view the former President as a less threatening challenger than other Republicans.
Although Trump has already announced his bid for the White House, Republicans appear to be throwing their support behind DeSantis following his resounding midterm victory. But DeSantis is yet to confirm whether or not he’ll be entering the 2024 White House race.
Democrats interfering in Republican primaries isn’t anything new.
In the 2022 election cycle, Democrats spent roughly $40 million promoting far-right ahead of the primaries, as they believed these candidates would be easier to beat in the midterms. Their efforts paid off, allowing them to win in critical races.
Democrats’ efforts in 2022 have raised the question regarding whether they should employ similar tactics to improve the chances of Trump becoming the Republicans’ nominee in 2024.
Former Virginia Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe, Vermont Democratic Governor Howard Dean, and Independent Senator Bernie Sanders (Vermont) have all suggested Trump being the Republican nominee in 2024 is far more predictable than another GOP nominee.
They believe a Trump primary win will aid Democrats’ White House ambitions.
Pundits and political strategists share the same notion, believing that Trump’s 2020 defeat to Biden foreshadows his 2024 ambitions.
Although one pundit and Fox News contributor, Reverend Jacques DeGraff, believes that Trump could beat Biden but wouldn’t fair well against a younger Democratic candidate.