Donald Trump’s VP Slate Buzzes With Attention

( – The race to be Donald Trump’s running mate heated up after his controversial debate with President Biden. The current favorites were all in Atlanta to support the former President, as Republican strategists described the event as a “key moment for them.” Ron Bonjean stated that the front-runners must now step up to the plate and show Mr. Trump that they can “go on the attack” and “rise to the occasion.”

Analysts suggest that the top contenders are Ohio Senator JD Vance, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, and Governor Doug Burgum of North Dakota. Mr. Burgum, who attended the Atlanta debate, told reporters that the former President is able to win the election by himself and is, therefore, in the comfortable position of choosing someone who can help him govern.

Republicans were impressed with Trump’s performance at the debate, with Burgum describing it as a “knockout.” Similarly, JD Vance said the performance was “high energy” and that Mr. Trump was the right person to take America forward.

Vance has previously criticized Trump and described himself as a “never-Trump guy.” The Senator even considered backing Hillary Clinton in 2016, believing Mr. Trump was “reprehensible” and comparable to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. Nevertheless, more recently, he said he regrets his past remarks.

Another former Trump critic is Senator Marco Rubio, who called the former President a “con artist” during the 2016 primaries. Rubio has since endorsed Trump, but commentators suggest he is less enthusiastic about the VP role than other contenders. He has not been as vocal in his support throughout the 2024 campaign.

Additional lawmakers considered possible contenders include New York’s Elise Stefanik, a staunch Trump defender whom analysts suggest may help Trump increase his support among suburban women. South Carolina’s Tim Scott is also on the shortlist and has been campaigning enthusiastically for Trump, hoping to win over black voters. Byron Donalds of Florida may also help win a portion of the black vote and recently described black Americans as “conservative-minded.”

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