Potential GOP Candidate Steps Down, Admitting Trump is Too Popular

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If you’ve realized much about the 2024 presidential race, it’s likely that it will be quite interesting – with plenty of candidates to choose from on both sides. Then again, as the race picks up steam, some would-be candidates see it for what it really is: All about Trump.

Take the Republican governor of New Hampshire, Chris Sununu, for instance.

Per his brand of politics, Trump is too old, confrontational, and divisive to lead this nation again. Despite being a member of the GOP, he doesn’t seem to be focused on what America is actually going through and what it needs. And so he also believes Trump is the last thing we need.

Naturally, this initially led him to scout out a potential race against Trump for the White House. However, after mulling the possibility around for a while, he’s decided not to.

As to he told CNN on Monday during an all too regular appearance on the leftist-backed network, “We’ve taken the last six months to really look at things, where everything is. I’ve made the decision not to run for president on the Republican ticket in 2024.”

When explaining why not, he basically told host Dana Bash that Trump is just too popular for him to take on. “Trump is doing much better in the polls than folks thought.”

Or at least he’s doing better than Sununu thought.

And that means there’s no chance in hell the party will choose someone like the New Hampshire governor over Trump. So he’s backing out.

Of course, Sununu says that doesn’t mean he’s given up on the idea that Trump shouldn’t be president again. But, according to him, he can do more damage to Trump as a “non-candidate.”

As he told WMUR-TV, “I can be a little bit more unleashed. I can talk a bit more about where we need to be as a party, about the future, bringing independents and young people onto the ticket.”

And all without being a total flop in the national limelight…