“The conventional view of JD Vance’s victory in the Ohio Senate primary this week was that it demonstrated the power of Donald Trump’s endorsement,” politic relationships.
“But the election results also provided something else: a schematic of the establishment ward of the GOP 2024 primary, one that should be occupied by governors of the caliber of Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas or Larry Hogan of Maryland, former governor. Chris Christie from New Jersey or someone else from the traditionalist wing of the party. “
“In a crowded competition where a camp of free-spending Republicans competed for Trump’s vote, the performance of the only serious contender who distanced himself from the former president proved revealing.”