Pence destroyed his political career, and possibly the Republican Party, by tossing Trump under the bus

Pence destroyed his political career, and possibly the Republican Party, by tossing Trump under the bus. By Robert Bridge.

Pence was asked by Trump to delay the certification from January 6 to January 16, to give states more time to reconsider new evidence that was coming in. He chose not to.

Former Vice President Mike Pence appears to be positioning himself to become the Republican favorite in the 2024 presidential race, based on the delirium that Donald Trump’s supporters will forget his betrayal. They won’t. …

On paper, Michael Richard Pence might seem like a plausible replacement for troublesome Donald Trump on the 2024 Republican ticket, assuming, of course, that the US is still a viable democracy by that time and not a banana republic run by a decrepit tinpot dictator. Chances at this point look about 50-50. But I digress. …

There is something missing about Mike, that ineffable je ne sais quoi that makes it impossible to imagine him, for example, wagging a finger at the mainstream media in the crowd, as Trump did to fantastic effect, and calling them ‘fake news’.

In marked contrast to his former flamboyant boss, who packed stadiums everywhere he went like a veritable rock star, Mike Pence comes across as detached, colorless, and even slightly unlikeable. His cold demeanor, brought out in stark relief after four years of watching Trump the flashy showman, does little to excite the public imagination. Worse still, Pence does not seem to be endowed with the necessary amount of political intelligence, survival skills and courage to square off against the crazed fanatics that comprise the Democratic Party today. …

Trump and the Republicans:

Trump… is still very much the heart and soul of the Republican Party. Without his presence, the party will simply cease to exist, at least for the foreseeable future.

A simple visit to Twitter, even after the latest purge of conservatives, which did not spare Trump himself, provides all the proof one needs to support that assertion. In short, the Republican base is fuming mad, and Pence is certainly not the one to heal the internal breakdown. Trump’s popularity, even in defeat, remains an inconvenient truth that the media and even members of the Republican Party are at tremendous pains to admit.

As a political outsider, Trump had a clear understanding as to what the people wanted, which included the construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border to stop the flow of illegal immigration, the revitalization of the US industrial base, and a halt to the left’s strange fascination with cancel culture and its concomitant social experiments, many of them of a sexual nature, like the transgender movement, that do not exclude children.

These are populist concerns of the highest order that Trump promised to fix. By denying him a chance to revisit the results of the election, both Pence and the Republican Party are now adrift in shark-infested waters as the Democrats have taken full control of the ship of state.

So, in reality, the question is not whether Pence can win the Republican nomination for the 2024 presidential election, but whether there will be a Republican Party to speak of by then. Will Trump be forced to smash the two-party system and start his own populist party?

Yep. The logic of the great re-alignment, which started on the left in the 1990s, continues to play out. The rich establishment now belong in the Democrat Party, so will they please finish leaving the Republican Party already. The Dems are the party of the rich and those who profit from globalism/China, and their welfare and identity group mascots; the other mainstream party is for the rest of us.

hat-tip Stephen Neil