While many Americans are making tough calls this week on holiday gifts, potential Republican presidential candidates are at a crossroads, with family discussions and political calculations about whether to run in 2024.
This holiday juncture, ahead of the kickoff to presidential campaign season, has become an informal American political tradition. Before they begin to court voters, ambitious politicians often have to gauge whether their families are on board.
Part of that decision-making process is also a way to stoke interest in their possible candidacies before making a final call.
“I can tell you that my wife and I will take some time when our kids are home this Christmas — we’re going to give prayerful consideration about what role we might play,” former Republican Vice President Mike Pence recently said on Face the Nation. Pence has…