‘Traitor’ Pence Ends Longshot 2024 Bid Amid Humiliating Debt, Low Polls


(Luis Cornelio, Headline USA) Former Vice President Mike Pence’s 2024 presidential ambitions came to an abrupt halt on Saturday, bowing out of the race amidst mounting debt and lackluster support.

In his speech at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s leadership conference, Pence conceded, “This is not my time,” expressing gratitude to his volunteers and supporters. “Let me thank you all for the opportunity of serving as your vice president, it was the greatest honor of my life,” he added.

Pence’s decision follows recent Federal Election Commission filings revealing a crippling campaign debt of $600,000, overshadowing his low cash reserves of $1.2 million. A close ally, acknowledging the severity of the situation, commented, “It’s impossible to pay” without resorting to “debt-retirement fundraisers.”

Despite his valiant efforts, Pence’s failure to qualify for the third Republican debate only added to his struggle. However, an undeterred Pence asserted, “I will tell you, I don’t have the most money in this campaign, but I do have the most experience.”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis extended warm regards, praising Pence’s dedication to conservative values.

“Vice President Mike Pence is a principled man of faith who has worked tirelessly to advance the conservative cause,” DeSantis said on Twitter. “Casey and I appreciate Mike and Karen for their willingness to put themselves forward in this campaign and wish the Pence family well in their next steps.” 

On the other hand, former President Donald Trump often subjected Pence to scorching criticism, effectively branding him as a turncoat and “delusional.” 

In August, Trump hinted at Pence’s defeat. “WOW, it’s finally happened! Liddle’ Mike Pence, a man who was about to be ousted as Governor Indiana until I came along and made him V.P., has gone to the Dark Side,” Trump said in Truth Social on Aug. 5. 

The Twitter sphere erupted with hilarious reactions, with many dubbing Pence a “RINO” (Republican in Name Only) and mocking his failed bid.