Donald Trump’s 2024 List Has Some Big Names

( )- While Donald Trump’s third presidential campaign has yet to hire any staff in early primary states, the former president and his closest advisors are already busy floating names for a possible running mate, The Daily Beast reported last Thursday.

Talk about putting the cart before the horse.

According to sources “familiar with the conversations,” the names being kicked around in this “entirely premature veepstakes” are made up entirely of women.

The Daily Beast reported that Trump and his inner circle are considering House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik and Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene.

The list also includes Fox News contributor Tulsi Gabbard, who, according to sources, caught Trump’s eye after she guest-hosted “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” Well, that’s certainly one way to choose the person who will be a heartbeat away from the presidency.

One GOP strategist told The Daily Beast that picking Gabbard would be like Biden dumping Kamala Harris and replacing her with Liz Cheney or Adam Kinzinger. They might agree with Biden on a couple of issues, but they hate him “on everything else.”

Trump and his advisors have also floated South Dakota Governor Kristi Noam and Arizona’s losing gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake. But since Biden’s team seriously considered Stacey Abrams as a running mate, it isn’t too surprising that Trump is considering Lake.

In a nutshell, the names compiled appear to be a list of the people Trump’s very online base would like.

According to The Daily Beast, many critics within “Trumpworld” believe that Kari Lake lacks both the experience and the appeal necessary to win over anyone outside of Trump’s hardcore base.

The same is true for Marjorie Taylor Greene.

But the strategists who spoke with The Daily Beast said Greene’s position within Mar-a-Lago has only strengthened, especially after she defied the base by supporting Kevin McCarthy as Speaker.

But The Daily Beast has a point. Picking possible running mates a full year before the primaries start and 20 months before the party’s nominating convention is “entirely premature.”