Passionate Republican voters, we need to pay attention to what’s happening with former House Speaker Paul Ryan. He’s already said he won’t attend the Republican National Convention in 2024 if former President Donald Trump is the nominee.
This is a significant development, especially since the convention is scheduled to be held in Ryan’s home state of Wisconsin.
Ryan has been an outspoken critic of Trump since the former president’s first campaign. He’s argued that nominating Trump would be a mistake that would cost the Republican Party the election. “If we nominate Trump again, we’re going to lose. It’s just that clear,” Ryan told Fox 6 last week.
“We lost with him in ‘18, ’20 and ’22. We know this. He will cost us another election, so I’m just excited about somebody not named Trump.”
And Ryan isn’t alone in this sentiment. Many Republicans believe that Trump’s divisive rhetoric and controversial policies cost the party the White House and control of Congress. They argue that the party needs to move on from Trump and find a new leader who can unite the country and win elections.
But Trump still has many passionate supporters within the party. They believe that he was unfairly treated by the media and the “deep state” during his time in office and that he’s the only one who can save the country from Democrats and their socialist agenda.
So where does this leave the Republican Party? It’s clear that the 2024 election will be a pivotal moment for the party. If they nominate Trump, they risk alienating moderate voters and losing yet another election. But if they don’t nominate Trump, they risk losing the support of his passionate base.
The good news is that there are many other talented Republicans who are considering running for president in 2024. Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley is one of the most prominent names being floated.
She’s a strong conservative with a record of accomplishment and a knack for building coalitions. Other potential candidates include Senators Tom Cotton and Tim Scott, as well as Governors Ron DeSantis and Kristi Noem.
The field will likely grow as we get closer to the 2024 primaries. And while there will be disagreements over policy and strategy, Republicans need to remember that we’re all on the same team. We need to find a candidate who can unite the party and appeal to a broad cross-section of voters.
In the end, it doesn’t matter who the nominee is, so long as they can win in 2024. We need to focus on the issues that matter to Americans, such as job creation, national security, and protecting our freedoms. We need a candidate who can articulate a positive vision for the future and who can bring people together.
So let’s not get distracted by the drama of who will and won’t attend the convention. Let’s focus on what really matters and find a candidate who can lead us to victory in 2024.
We’re Republicans, and we don’t give up or give in. We fight for what we believe in, and we will win.