A Republican Senator running for President of the United States
Republican Senator Tim Scott, 57, announced today that he will run for President of the United States in 2024. But American scientist Raymond Mens believes that his chances are not great. “There are only two big horses in the race for the Republican nomination.”
According to Mance, the Republican Party in America is still dominated by former President Donald Trump. ‘The question now is whether they should stick with the original or play a cover band,’ explains Mens. “The original Trump, of course, cover band former Vice President Mike Pence or Ron DeSantis.”
Although Scott sounds different than Trump and the sleeker Pence and DeSantis, he seems to have no early chance. After all, the Republican base appears to be 60 percent behind Trump and 20 percent behind DeSantis. “You have different forms of Trumpism in that Trump party, but if you have a different message, it gets harder,” Menz says.
On the contrary
Although Scott is a member of the Republican Party, Mens suggests that his political views are fundamentally different from those of Trump and his allies. “He recognizes many parts of the America First project,” he continues. “But like other Republicans, Scott wants to expand the party — as he puts it — by building a big tent where people feel at home.”
Scott is also considered a conservative and staunchly religious, but the men say he tries to convey a more inclusive message than Trump. ‘In terms of policy, it is mainly about the business community,’ he concludes. “He is also in favor of supporting Ukraine, which is somewhat different from the other candidates.”
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All the differences will really become clear in the summer, when they debate each other and the battle for the Republican nomination for the US presidential election is really loose.
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