This headline, if read quickly as I did, got my hopes up:
as 2024 field takes shape
DES MOINES, Iowa — Mike Pence was met by a respectful, even warm, crowd in his first trip back to Iowa since the election. Republicans at a picnic in the northwestern corner of the state stood and clapped for him on Friday. In Des Moines later that afternoon, a ballroom full of Christian conservatives did the same…
What few people said they saw in Pence, however, was the Republican nominee for president in 2024.
And then, the coup de grâce:
“I don’t imagine he’d have a whole lot of support,” said Raymond Harre, vice chair of the GOP in eastern Iowa’s Scott County. “There are some Trump supporters who think he’s the anti-Christ.”
Our pals over at Electoral-Vote have an interesting bit up on why the Xristian Xrazies are so into Trump and weirdly not into Pence: they don’t really like Jeebus that much!
…What [Kristin Kobes Du Mez, a history professor at Calvin University, a Christian school] discovered during her research is that while evangelicals nominally approve of Jesus, in reality, the men much prefer tough, militantly masculine men who embrace patriarchy, submission of women, sex, and power… So Du Mez’ thesis in the book is that when evangelicals voted for Trump, it was on account of his personality and behavior, not in spite of it. He was not an aberration. He is precisely what they wanted.
Anyway, the betting windows are open, if anyone wants to put some Quatloos down on The Walking Termite Buffet being the 2024 nominee, the House will accept your wagers.