Mike Pence Launches Project to Halt ‘Siren Song of Populism’

Former Vice President Mike Pence announced that he is launching a project dedicated to promoting Conservative policies.

Pence’s “American Solutions Project” was announced by Advancing American Freedom, an organization launched in 2021 to promote traditional Conservative policies.

The former vice president told RealClearPolitics that the United States was “founded on conservative principles that have stood the test of time. The Constitution and this great American experiment must not be swayed by movements or personalities, but must hold fast to the time-honored principles that have made America strong and prosperous and free.”

While “many in the conservative movement have walked away from these principles, chasing the siren song of populism unmoored to conservative principles,” Pence explained, the project will stay “true to the ideals that have made America the greatest nation on earth and I know the American people will rally to our cause.”

The Hill obtained the project’s main objectives: shaping political majorities in a shift away from the “populist right,” advocating for conservative policies, and protecting conservative principles.

Advancing American Freedom will spend $20 million on the effort.

Mike Pence, who launched a 2024 presidential campaign in June, dropped out of the race in October.

“To the American people, I say: This is not my time, but it is still your time,” Pence said.

During his campaign, a poll revealed that over one-third of Republican voters would “never” vote for the former vice president (35%).

Pence also previously voiced support for federal legislation permitting abortion up to the 15th week of pregnancy.

During an interview on CNN, Pence declared, “I think creating a minimum national standard for after a child is able to feel pain in the womb is an idea whose time has come.”

On Twitter, he wrote, “I’m #ProLife and I don’t apologize for it and I do believe the time has come for us to establish a minimum national standard of 15 weeks. I think creating a minimum national standard for when a child is able to feel pain in the womb is an idea whose time has come.”

The former vice president previously visited Ukraine, as he openly supported U.S. involvement in the war between Ukraine and Russia.

Pence said to NBC News that while he visited “just as a private citizen – being able to really see firsthand the heroism of the Ukrainian soldiers holding the line in those woods, see the heroism of the people here in Irpin that held back the Russian army, to see families whose homes were literally shelled in the midst of an unconscionable and unprovoked Russian invasion – just steels my resolve to do my part, to continue to call for strong American support for our Ukrainian friends and allies.”

In February 2023, Pence noted that the United States and its allies should “accelerate the pace of military provisions” given to Ukraine until “victory is achieved.”