Mike Pence made this 2024 prediction that will turn heads across America

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Former Vice President Mike Pence keeps dropping hints that he is running for President.

No one can understand why.

And now Mike Pence made this 2024 prediction that will turn heads across America.

The RealClearPolitics polling average shows Pence sitting at 6.8 percent support.

Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis lap Pence and the rest of the field with 45.2 and 29.2 percent support respectively.

Yet despite the obvious lack of enthusiasm for Pence – establishment Republicans don’t think Pence can beat Trump and Trump supporters think Pence betrayed Trump on January 6 – Pence is still making all the moves of a White House hopeful.

In an interview with CBS News political correspondent Caitlin Huey-Burns, Pence flatly predicted that Trump would not be the nominee in 2024 and hinted that he would be the one who emerges victorious.

“I’m very confident we’ll have better choices come 2024,” Pence told Huey-Burns. “And I’m confident our standard-bearer will win the day in November of that year.”

Pence told Huey-Burns his campaign would center on a message of taking the GOP backwards to the pre-Trump status quo.

“You know, I joined the Republican Party in the days of Ronald Reagan, and I really believe that the conservative movement has always been animated by ideas,” Pence claimed. “We’ve had big personalities, from Reagan all the way to Donald Trump. But I think it’s the ideas — of commitment to a strong national defense, fiscal responsibility, limited government and traditional values — that really I think created this movement in many ways and I think they still sustain it.”

When Huey-Burns asked Pence if he wanted to restore a “pre-Trump” GOP, Pence did not deny that was the case.

“As I’ve traveled around the country, I’ve heard again and again that people look at the record of the Trump-Pence administration. They want to get back to our policies of a strong defense, American leadership in the world, a vibrant free-market economy, secure borders and conservative judges. But I also hear that they — they want to see us get back to the kind of civility in politics that the American people show each other every day,” Pence added.

In previous interviews, Pence called for an explicit rejection of Trump’s Make America Great Again agenda and a return to Bush/Romney/McCain-style policies that dominated the establishment GOP before 2016.

Pence claimed Republicans needed to “resist the temptation of focusing on personalities or embracing a populism unmoored to conservative principle.”

The former Vice President doubled down on this theme of going back to the Bush GOP by attacking Ron DeSantis for stripping Disney of its special governing privileges after Disney tried to bully Florida into accepting the Left’s woke agenda.

But clearly the polling data shows few actual Republican voters find this defeatist message appealing.

Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.