It’s never too early to start speculating about who will be Donald Trump’s running mate in the 2024 election, right? Well, that’s what some people are doing, and even though it seems a bit premature, it’s still fun to play the “veepstakes” game. According to a recent article, two potential contenders for the vice presidential slot are South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds. Both of these ladies are well-liked and respected in their home states, with impressive reelection margins to back them up. If either one were to be chosen as the running mate, they would be solid picks.
With Donald Trump so Far Ahead in GOP Primary Race, Attention Turns to the Veepstakes https://t.co/Md7mbeIbGM
— RedState (@RedState) July 4, 2023
Unlike Joe Biden in 2020, who seemed to choose his VP based on quotas and checkboxes, these ladies have not painted themselves into a corner. And let’s face it, we can all see how well that has turned out for Biden and the country so far. It’s refreshing to see politicians who prioritize running their states effectively over playing politics and pandering to specific interest groups.
Speaking of effective governance, South Dakota Governor Noem is a prime example. She’s the only governor from either party to refuse federal stimulus money, which she used wisely to aid the state during the pandemic. And unlike some politicians who try to solve problems by throwing more money at them, Noem focused on making one-time investments to confront long-term issues instead of creating new government programs.
Now, while the article also mentions the possibility of Nikki Haley or Tim Scott being contenders, let’s be honest, anyone with an “R” after their name would likely be a significant improvement over the current administration. And let’s not forget about the performance of the current vice president, who, let’s just say, could learn a thing or two from the likes of Walter Mondale or Hubert Humphrey if they were still around. But hey, it’s all just wild speculation at this point, so why not have a little fun with it? After all, in politics, anything can happen.