Glenn Youngkin is a man with a plan. The Virginia Republican Governor was once seen as a potential presidential candidate for the Republican Party in 2024. However, recent reports suggest that he has put his ambitions on hold.
According to sources close to Youngkin, he is now focusing his efforts on helping Republicans win key legislative elections in Virginia this November. He hopes that by flipping the state legislature to a Republican majority, he can gain more national attention and support for a future presidential bid.
Unfortunately for Youngkin, his presidential hopes have hit a snag. He has failed to gain much traction in the polls, with surveys showing him with less than 1% of the vote among potential Republican candidates.
Adding insult to injury, Youngkin’s top advisers have left to work for a super PAC that supports Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Many political observers believe that DeSantis is gearing up for a presidential run, which could make it even harder for Youngkin to gain a foothold in the crowded Republican field.
But while things may look bleak for Youngkin at the moment, it’s worth remembering that politics can be a fickle game. Who knows what the future may hold for this ambitious politician? For now, however, it seems that he’s content to focus on Virginia and help his party win crucial victories in November.