WASHINGTON (AP) — For , a second term for would have been a 2024 ticket to Republican frontrunner status.
But with Trump’s loss — after Pence spent the last four years as his most loyal soldier and the past year doggedly campaigning on his behalf — the vice president is contending with a far less certain future. The situation is made even more complicated by and private flirtations with running again himself four years from now.
It’s a balancing act for Pence. He cannot risk alienating supporters of the president who want to see Trump —- and by extension the vice president ― keep on fighting. But Pence also risks damaging his own brand if he aligns himself too closely