An overview of the US Presidential elections candidates so far
As the US presidential elections are still 18 months away, so far those are the most likely candidates to the race to White House in 2024.
It seems that the race for the White House began more than 20 months before its scheduled date in November next year.
One of the most prominent candidates from the Democrat Party will, of course, be the Current US President Joe Biden, who hasn’t officially announced his running for the second term, but all indications and statements indicate that he will run for another term.
Some prominent Democrats support Biden for a second term, but voters have consistently told pollsters they don’t want him to run again.
Biden’s running mate, he Current vice president, Kamala Harris, isn’t a candidate, however if Biden choose not to run, she might be expected to be one of the candidates, as some Democrats are excited on the idea for a Woman to become a president.
In turn, Robert Kennedy, nephew of former US President John F. Kennedy, announced that he’s thinking about the possibility of running for president in the upcoming US elections.
Bernie Sanders, a prominent candidate, which he’s currently serving as senator for the State of Vermont.
Sanders hasn’t announced his candidacy yet but if Biden doesn’t, it’s hard to believe he wouldn’t consider it.
Sanders has strong support from a large portion of the Democrat electorate, especially younger voters, and on his third attempt he could win the party’s nomination.
Among the names circulating in the Blue Party as well, Pete Buttigieg, a former military officer who is currently serving as the secretary of transportation, and he was the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, from 2012 to 2020, Gretchen Whitmer, the Current governor of Michigan (for the second time), has recently been examining many Democrat gatherings as she focuses in her policy on abortion rights, and is considered a new face, and she has proven her ability On winning the Upper Midwest.
Also, there is JB Pritzker, the governor of Illinois, scion of a wealthy family, who is likely to enter the presidential race.
As for the Republican Party, the first in the list is the former US President Donald Trump, who’s the most prominent candidate, and he has announced his intention to return to the White House in November 2022.
A large part of the Red Party remains supportive of Trump, but it’s difficult to quantify the extent of this support.
Recent opinion polls showed that his support among Republicans is everywhere, but it’s clear that he’s not one of the banned candidates and he could succeed in running.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a leading Republican, hasn’t officially declared his candidacy, but the answer is clearly, “Yes, I will run”.
Many members of the Republican Party see DeSantis as a strong alternative to Trump, but no one knows exactly how the Trump-Diantis battle for the party’s nomination will play out and serve the party’s interests.
On the other hand, Nikki Haley, the former governor of South Carolina and Washington’s ambassador to the United Nations during Trump presidency, announced her candidacy on February 14, saying, “It’s time for a new generation,” but Haley’s chances seem wobbly to win the Republican Party nomination.
Another republican possible candidate is Vivek Ramaswamy, a 37-year-old entrepreneur, and a biotech millionaire with a solid resume, also announced his candidacy on February 21.
“We’re in the middle of a national identity crisis… Faith, patriotism, and hard work disappeared, to be replaced by new secular religions such as covidism, climateism, and gender ideology,” Ramaswamy said on his candidacy declaration.
Ramaswamy has some ardent fans, but so far, there is little evidence to suggest that this enthusiasm can amount to a presidential bid.
On the other hand, Mike Pompeo, a former CIA director and Trump’s secretary of state, is likely to run for office.
He has issued campaign-style memos and has clearly distanced himself from Trump on some issues, but it’s not yet clear who supports him.
Also the former Vice President Mike Pence, who also served as Indiana’s governor, is likely to run, but he hasn’t announced it yet.
Pence has a strong conservative Christian political agenda, and his time as vice president for Trump showed that he was at odds with his boss.
Among the names also proposed within the Republican Party are Asa Hutchinson, a longtime member of Congress and former governor of Arkansas, Chris Sununu, Governor of New Hampshire, who is the little brother of former Senator John E. Sununu and son of former White House chief of staff John H. Sununu, Tim Scott from South Carolina, who is Senator, the only black Republican, Glenn Youngkin, former CEO of the Carlyle private equity group, who was elected governor of Virginia in 2021.
Finally, the US businessman Perry Johnson also announced his intention to run for the upcoming elections.