The GOP nomination for President looks like a two-man race between Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
Both candidates are looking for the checkmate move.
And Ron DeSantis has a big surprise for Trump by picking this top Republican woman as his Vice President.
DeSantis’ team is trying to project the aura of an inevitable nominee by floating the idea that DeSantis already has a running mate in mind.
And this leak also served the dual purpose of advancing the DeSantis campaign narrative that a critical mass of GOP voters wants to keep Trump’s agenda in place while moving in from Donald Trump as the GOP party leader.
Sources close to the DeSantis campaign said DeSantis plans to fire a shot across Donald Trump’s bow by naming Arkansas Governor and former Trump Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders as his running mate.
“He really only has one strong choice: Sarah,” the DeSantis campaign source told RadarOnline.com. “He is desperate to lock up his running mate before he makes his formal announcement. He would announce his VP candidate very soon afterward.”
The DeSantis campaign believes naming Huckabee Sanders, who is currently the youngest Governor in America – would amplify the message that the 44-year-old DeSantis wants to send about America turning the page on the Trump era and Joe Biden.
“He thinks it will be a one-two punch and Republicans will be hard-pressed to look past a united front, especially if it is him and Sarah,” the source added.
Even though Donald Trump’s early endorsement helped clear the field in Arkansas for Huckabee Sanders she has yet to endorse Trump’s Presidential campaign.
“I love the President, have a great relationship with him. I know our country would be infinitely better off if he was in office right now instead of Joe Biden but right now my focus isn’t 2024,” Huckabee Sanders stated.
The DeSantis world source claimed that Huckabee Sanders thinks the future of the GOP is Ron DeSantis, but with Trump dominating the Primary polls her best move at the moment is to stay on the sidelines.
“Part of her wants to embrace the new GOP and she believes DeSantis is the man,” the insider claimed. “But she is worried about Trump’s influence and the results of recent polls only shows that. The Governor is keeping her powder dry.”
Sara Huckabee Sanders endorsing DeSantis would set off a political earthquake.
If anyone would be expected to support Trump it would be Sanders, whose conservative credentials are impeccable and who faithfully served Donald Trump and never once spoke out against him after she left the administration.
DeSantis would covet her endorsement for obvious reasons.
And his team may be dangling the possibility of Vice President to win her over.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.