As the old saying goes, every Senator looks into the bathroom mirror and sees a future president. We suspect many of the ghouls in this Tiger Beat article have no reflection:
Tom Cotton likens it to a faraway target at the shooting range. Tim Scott says any talk of it is premature. Ted Cruz allows that it’s in the back of his mind.
Whether Republican senators demur or not, the 2024 presidential primaries are not far off. And for those who want to position themselves in case Donald Trump shows vulnerability or takes a pass, the last few days of the midterms amount to the race’s starting gun.
As Trump finalizes his own midterm rally schedule, a half-dozen GOP senators have launched their own campaign expeditions that party insiders are sure to notice. That group includes Florida’s Rick Scott, Iowa’s Joni Ernst, as well as Scott of South Carolina, Cotton of Arkansas, Cruz of Texas and even Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
No one wants to get ahead of the former president, of course. But there’s a sense among Republicans that some senators may run even if Trump does — and many more will if the former president backs off.
It’s not a secret that these are ambitious men and women, but honestly? Who does probable Zodiac Killer and Cancun Tourism Spokesperson Ted Cruz thinks is craving for his Administration?