The presidential election in 2024 | Ready not ready, go!

The day after the midterm elections, the race for the White House begins, at least in the media, which begins to identify potential candidates. But this year, it could begin in earnest next Tuesday if a certain former president puts his words into action. An overview of the two parties’ main presidential candidates is therefore necessary.

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Richard Hetu

Richard Hetu
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Former Republican President Donald Trump

Donald Trump

The 45e The president is set to make a “big announcement” on Nov. 15 at Mar-a-Lago. Everyone expects him to then confirm his candidacy for the presidency in 2024. He chose or endorsed, from Mehmet Oz to Herschel Walker to Blake Masters. Meanwhile, his frustration is palpable, as demonstrated by his attacks on Truth Social against two of his potential rivals, Governors Ron DeSantis and Glenn Youngkin. And there is always his run-in with the law, which can end up catching up with him.


Ron DeSantis was re-elected governor of Florida in the midterm elections.

Ron DeSantis

Florida’s governor refused to answer questions about his presidential ambitions during the midterm election campaign. His judgment deceived no one. And his re-election by 20 percentage points represents the most convincing way to justify his claims, no offense to Donald Trump. This result has also consolidated his support with Rupert Murdoch’s conservative media and several right-wing influencers. His candidacy would raise at least two questions. Is he able to cash in and respond to the former Republican president’s attacks? Can he export the “culture wars” he started in Florida outside the state?


Former Vice President Mike Pence

Mike Pence

The former vice president was not deterred by supporters of Donald Trump who wanted to hang him on January 6, 2021. On Tuesday, he will launch a new book that will serve as a pretext for him to travel in the United States and give interviews. The book’s title gives an idea of ​​the electorate he would try to woo as a priority in a race for the Republican nomination: So help me God (“May God help me”). And what, according to this book, did his former boss say to him when he realized he was going to refuse to block the certification of Joe Biden’s election? “You are too honest.”


Glenn Youngkin, Governor of Virginia

Glenn Youngkin

Virginia’s governor turned heads in November 2021, winning an unexpected victory in a state where Joe Biden had beaten Donald Trump by 10 percentage points. This former financier accomplished this feat by presenting himself as a reasonable Republican. Image he tarnished recently by making a bad joke about the attack on Paul Pelosi. However, he apologized last Wednesday in a note to Nancy Pelosi. Donald Trump must see him as a serious potential rival, since on Friday he attacked him by misrepresenting his name. “Young relative. Sounds Chinese, doesn’t it?” he wrote on Truth Social.


Former Governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley

The former US ambassador to the United Nations played an active role in the Republican campaign for the midterm elections, a sign that she has not given up on her presidential ambitions. She performed with several contestants, including Herschel Walker, Georgia. However, the former governor of South Carolina is not the only Republican figure in this state who dreams of the White House. Like Haley, Senator Tim Scott recently visited Iowa and New Hampshire, two states that play key roles in selecting presidential candidates from both parties. Scott is the only black Republican in the Senate.



Democratic President Joe Biden

Joe Biden

The president promises to formalize his decision in early 2023. For now, “our intention is to run again,” he said at a news conference Wednesday, suggesting that he would be a family decision. However, Jill Biden has already said that he is doing “very important” work in the White House and that he should not “turn away from it.” That said, Biden said he was “very respectful of fate.” On November 20, he will become the first octogenarian commander-in-chief. What does he say to those who do not want him to run for president again? ” Look at me. ”


Kamala Harris is the first African American and Asian American person to become the Vice President of the United States.

Kamala Harris

The vice president, like all presidential Democrats, will show no intention of running for the White House in 2024 until Joe Biden himself gives up on doing so. Her historic role alongside the President would naturally make her an important candidate. But so far, his performance in a thankless role by definition has not lived up to expectations. Her itinerary during the midterm election campaign shows that she is not considered a major political asset. The candidates in the race in key states such as Nevada, New Hampshire, Arizona and Georgia preferred to do without her help.


Pete Buttigieg, Transportation Secretary

Pete Buttigieg

The Secretary of Transportation is no longer the obscure mayor with an unpronounceable name of a mid-sized Indiana city. After proving his savvy and eloquence in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, he not only inherited an important post in the administration. He has also become the formidable spokesman for the Democrats with the conservative media, including Fox News. We saw him especially during the midterm election campaign, where he responded with aplomb to reporters who wanted to rip him off. Wasted energy. At 40, he represents a generational change that many Democrats dream of.


Gretchen Whitmer was re-elected governor of Michigan in the midterm elections.

Gretchen Whitmer

The Michigan governor was overshadowed in the media by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in the wake of the midterm elections. His re-election is no less remarkable. In fact, it may be more. DeSantis prevailed in a state that turned red. Whitmer triumphed in a crucial state where her enemies demonized her to the point that some of them wanted to kidnap and kill her. She survived, especially by embodying the opposition to Republicans who wanted to remove women’s right to abortion in her state and elsewhere. It doesn’t hurt that she is quick to speak and appearance of one star of Hollywood.


California Governor Gavin Newsom

Gavin Newsom

California’s governor denies having presidential ambitions. You could say that makes him a sensible man. After all, what are the odds of a former mayor of left-leaning San Francisco beating a Republican presidential candidate in Wisconsin or Michigan? But the fact is, over the past few months, Newsom has been behaving like a presidential candidate. He particularly attacked two of the most presidential Republican governors, Ron DeSantis (Florida) and Greg Abbott (Texas). He said he would defend California. But in doing so, he showed a taste for the fight that matters.

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