(FiveNation.com)- Saturday evening, former President Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail in the first of what promises to be a series of “Save America” rallies in support of Republican midterm candidates.
And though it’s been a while since Trump hit the rally stage, it took no time for him or the crowd to get back into the groove.
While this rally was ostensibly in support of Ohio Republican primary candidate, and former Trump Administration aide Max Miller, the crowd in attendance left no doubt that what they wanted from Trump was “four more years.”
While Trump spoke about the urgent need of getting a Republican Congress to shut down Biden’s lawless agenda, the crowd reacted with a chant of “Four More Years!”
President Trump has remained steadfast that he would not decide on making another run for the White House until after the 2022 Midterms. But clearly his supporters are hoping he decides to jump in.
In the meantime, Trump is no doubt holding these rallies, not just to campaign for midterm candidates, but also to test the waters to see if a 2024 run would garner enough support.
Whether it will or not remains to be seen.
In the meantime, a number of Republicans have already begun jockeying for position and laying the groundwork to launch their own run for the White House in 2024.
Former South Carolina Governor and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, former Vice President Mike Pence, and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are putting out feelers to test the waters as well.
Additionally, America First conservatives are beginning to rally behind Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis.
In a straw poll conducted during the Western Conservative Summit held in Colorado a couple weeks ago, Ron DeSantis edged past Donald Trump with 74.12% support to Trump’s 71.43%.
While the other Republican hopefuls might be busy positioning themselves for a 2024 run, DeSantis has actually been racking up win after win – advancing an America First agenda in his state.
DeSantis has not as yet indicated he is considering a 2024 run, saying instead that his focus remains on winning reelection in Florida in 2022.