So far, only three candidates have officially thrown their hats into the ring for the 2024 Republican nomination: former President Donald Trump, former South Carolina governor and UN ambassador Nikki Haley, and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.
But as AFN recently noted, as many as 15 candidates are expected by the summer, including former Vice President Mike Pence and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
"I would love to see former President Trump, who I had the opportunity to work for, get the nomination," says American Family Radio radio show host Jenna Ellis. "But I would also love to see that there are challengers so that we do show the world, and especially the Democrat Party, that we have a lot of people who really understand what this country is all about."
At this point, Ellis agrees with analysts who believe that a larger Republican field will play in Trump's favor.
"The more people that enter the race will likely split the vote of the non-Trumpers versus the people who are always-Trumpers," she submits. "Right now, there is Trump, and there is everyone not named Trump, and so the more people who enter and split up that base of not Trump, then I think that only does increase his chances for the nomination."
Ellis adds that Republicans are far better off than Democrats, as they do not have anyone who can fire up their party's supporters.