Chris Sununu, the governor of New Hampshire, reportedly stated in an interview on Thursday that he will decide whether or not to run for president of the Republican Party in 2024.
During an interview on “America’s Newsroom” with co-anchors Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino on Fox News, Sununu made the comments.
The interview was conducted immediately following a speech in the state by Republican presidential contender Ron DeSantis.
“What’s your assessment of the DeSantis campaign so far in New Hampshire, after they have spent two days in Iowa?” Perino asked the New Hampshire Governor.
“He understands the value of retail politics. You saw it right there. I actually thought that was a pretty darn good speech. It’s not just about the woke stuff. It’s — he’s talking about fiscal discipline. He’s talking about doing things in Washington that folks haven’t gotten done.” Sununu said in response.
According to Sununu, it doesn’t really matter how many candidates decide to run; what matters most is that they have the self-control to withdraw from the race before the Iowa caucuses if their polling numbers aren’t looking good.
“Let’s narrow it down to a couple of candidates. That’s more fair to the process. And I think that’s going to be the discipline, not just for the candidates, but for the donor base. They have to tell their candidates to get out, right? And I think they will. This is not going to be [a] repeat of 2016.” he noted.
According to Sununu, daily changes in circumstances might influence his choice of whether to run for office.
“Look, things change day by day. I literally saw Donald Trump cozying up to Andrew Cuomo. I mean, Andrew Cuomo is the punchline to Republican jokes. Even Democrats don’t like Andrew Cuomo. And now Trump and Cuomo are best friends and all. And that is not the head of the Republican Party, guys. That is not a strong conservative message.” he concluded.