Hume: Pence Will Find It Hard To Get Elected Without Being 'Exciting'

 March 24, 2023

Fox News chief political analyst Brit Hume thinks that former Vice President Mike Pence could have trouble contending for the Republican nomination for president in 2024.


Pence isn't exciting enough.

Donald Trump has proved in recent years that politics has become as much about grabbing people's attention and getting them to listen as it is about policies and procedures.

Mike Pence might not have enough of the wow factor to stand out in a crowd.

The very reasons that people like Pence -- he's calm, cool, and collected -- means that he's never going to be the top standout amongst a crowd of people.

That is especially true when that group contains a peacock like Trump and younger stars like Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis.

Fox's Hume used a recent clip of Pence to illustrate that while America might need a calming presence like Pence, he doesn't know if the former vice president is willing to do what it takes to get noticed.

"Pence’s problem is that while the country may have an appetite for, you know, things to calm down and settle down, it’s sort of hard to get elected in an election in this type of atmosphere without being kind of exciting. Voters in Florida certainly found Ron DeSantis exciting enough to give him a 20-point victory. Whether voters will find Mike Pence exciting enough is, I think, another question," said Hume.