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Reports: Pence is Trump’s Pick for Vice President

Multiple reporters Thursday, including one by the the Wall Street Journal, say Donald Trump has settled on Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to be his vice presidential running mate.

The Indiana Star is also reporting the news, as is Roll Call.

It looks like the deal is sealed, but I don’t put it beyond Trump to change his mind or send out false signals so he can surprise everyone.

Pence is a solid choice with strong conservative credentials. The pick is likely to help Trump perform his most difficult task, unifying the Republican Party behind him. Pence, though, is an unexciting selection, far less colorful than the alternatives Trump was mulling, Newt Gingrich and Chris Christie.

But Pence is a former congressman who unlike Christie will be able to influence lawmakers on Capitol Hill to adopt Trump’s agenda. And as a governor, he has executive experience that Gingrich lacks.

What’s more, he won’t be a pain in the Trump rump. Gingrich would have been a far more opinionated and independent vice president, and ultimately would have gotten under Trump’s skin and gone off message and even off the reservation.

And of course, Pence’s projection of steadiness will help reassure average voters concerned about Trump’s projection of, well, not steadiness.

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38 Responses to Reports: Pence is Trump’s Pick for Vice President

  1. No problem with Pence here.
    To my knowledge he has no baggage, unlike Gingrich and Christy.

    He did a good job in the House for twelve years.
    Very conservative record.

    He has kept Indiana in the black.

    The only problem I have with him is that he allowed Common Core to be used.

    Kasich did the same thing in Ohio.

  2. Yeah, Pence is the likely pick, unless The Donald is giving us a head fake. I knew he couldn’t go with Newt, their combined ex-wives count would have been too high for an alleged “family values” party…

  3. Good choice. We can expect PresidentTrump to choose his cabinet carefully, too.
    It’s time for all the sore losers, the doubters, the RINOs and the snooty pundits to get on the Trump train.
    all aboard, people.

    • Yep. Pence is a good pick. Additionally, if you remember, Trump has a great slate of potential Supreme Court nominees which even the conservative anti-Trump fanatics (Mark Levin, Beck, et al) agreed were good choices. I read the other day that three of his top economic advisors were Steve Moore (very smart) of the Heritage Foundation, Larry Kudlow, a great supply-sider, and Art Laffer (of the Laffer Curve), who established the economic foundation for Reagan’s economic recovery program.
      I suspect his Cabinet selections will be solid as well–people with good track records and solid credentials. He’s talking to the right people. The signs are good.

      Won’t it be great to have accomplished and responsible adults back in the White House? It’s been a long time.

        • Last time I looked, Las Vegas betting odds had Trump winning over Hillary 60-30, with the remaining 10 percent being clueless about what’s going on. ;+} Who knows how it will really turn out, though, on election day? Hillary’s most recent polls are showing a serious drop, but that can change overnight.

          A couple of days ago, Hillary was making a speech where she said Trump didn’t have the right temperament or character to be President. I fell off the chair laughing. This kind of criticism from Hillary????? ;+}. She’s the poster child for bad character and terrible temperament. I hope she gets skunked so bad on election day that she’ll crawl back into whatever hole she crawled out of and never be seen or heard from again.

  4. Solid, mature choice. Should quiet a lot of naysayers and blabber mouths.

    There is a lot of talent. And there are a lot of slots to fill. There will have to be a thorough house cleaning of the filth that Obama and the proggies have in every nook and cranny.

    If it is Pence — the libs will probably cry — old white men. But that’s all they’ve got.

    • If it were Newt, they’d have more legitimacy in their “old white men” claim (with Trump 70 and Newt 73)…but Pence is only 57. Of course, that won’t stop them from “aging” him accordingly to fit their narrative!

    • Pence has a son in the Marine Corp.

      And according to one of Keith’s links above, he has cancelled his re-election campaign for Governor per the Indy Star link.

  5. Comment made by a friend of mine who resides in IN:
    “No no no.. He privatized our schools.. SS… Not good.. So sad.. Now what. I don’t know what to do .. God help us all”
    I honestly don’t know if she is D or R.

  6. Pence is a spineless coward. He lavished praise on Trump and, to a lesser degree, Kasich, before endorsing Cruz. He made sure he covered all of his VP spots.

    He signed the controversial Religious Restoration Act …privately!

    Lastly, what did he do to stop the 1400 Carrier jobs that went from Indianapolis to Mexico??? The very jobs Trump has been bellowing about.

    Pence had no chance of re-election in his own state. Why in the world should he be one heart beat away from the Presidency (if Trump wins, that is)?

    • Lord Jesus have mercy. Pray people – Pray.
      2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)
      If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

  7. Here’s the Conservative Review’s take on Pence.
    https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/07/10-things-you-should-know-about-mike-pence

    And here’s his record on the issues as Governor of Indiana.
    http://www.ontheissues.org/in/Mike_Pence.htm

    He’s not a 100 percent conservative, but he’s certainly on that side of the aisle. He’s got a 7 percent rating from the ACLU, so that’s a plus. ;+} Generally, voted or fought for conservative positions, but not 100 percent of the time.

  8. As Keith says, Trump is Trump. So who really knows with the wacked out msm. And there is no perfect person. Who he picks, will not have any bearing on his followers. I do not believe anyone for Trump will bail over whom he chooses. No Trump person wants Hillary, one of the biggest criminals ever in government.

  9. He’s probably reached his pinnacle as the governor of IN, so I guess that this will be an exciting way to end his political career.

  10. Pence signed legislation getting rid of common core in the fall of 2014. Not 1 candidate will be perfect for everyone. He’s done a solid job for us here in Indiana. Will be way better than the sludge Hillary picks for her vp slot.

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