Pence Changes His 2024 Game Plan

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – On Wednesday during the first Republican primary debate former Vice President Mike Pence left behind his usual mild-mannered demeanor and often interrupted or talked over the other presidential candidates ensuring he had the attention on himself during the presidential debate.

Pence over the course of the evening often took jabs against Vivek Ramaswamy, 38, who is currently polling ahead of Pence and according to some polls has been polling in second place. At one point the former Vice President went as far as telling the “rookie” that he would speak slower so that his argument would be even clearer. By the end of the debate, Pence had spoken around 12 minutes more than all the other candidates on the debate stage.

This surprised many viewers; however, it is not yet clear whether this performance is going to help Pence, whose campaign has been lagging, pick up steam.

Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly tweeted that on her “debate Bingo card” she did not have that Pence would “keep things spicy.” Many former officials from the Trump administration pointed out that Pence’s approach had been “aggressive” and that it was a refreshing change for Pence. However, they did point out that they were not sure how this was going to work within the Republican primary field.

Former Trump White House official Hogan Gidley stated that Pence came “firing” in the debate as he wanted to prove that he could be the fighter that the Republicans are looking for right now. He further pointed out that this is a change from Pence’s usual mild character.

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