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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Washington Times says it's Pence

UPDATE: Drudge just confirmed it is Pence. Once again, Chris Cillizza of teh Washington Post was wrong. The original post follows.

The Washington Times reported that Republican Indiana Governor Mike Pence will be Donald Trump's running mate. I believe it for two reasons. 1. The Washington Times has good sources. 2. The Washington Post does not, which is why Pence's name was not included in Chris Cillizza's "The 5 people most likely to be Donald Trump’s vice president."

It remains a tie between Cillizza and Bill Kristol as to whom has been the most wrong about Trump.

From the Washington Times:
Constitutional lawyer James Bopp, an Indiana delegate to the Republican National Convention who is close the governor, told The Washington Times that Indiana House Speaker Brian C. Bosma, 58, a conservative Republican, had sought advice from him on running for governor.
“He wanted my counsel on what he needed to do to set himself up to run for governor, because he expects Pence to step down as governor in order to be Trump’s running mate,” Mr. Bopp said in an interview.
The Trump election team boosted the Pence speculation Sunday by suddenly adding a campaign rally in Indianapolis to a fundraiser planned for Tuesday featuring Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence.
Several Republicans close to the campaign and to the governor have told The Times over the last 24 hours that they are now convinced it’ll be Mr. Pence.
Pence was liked by conservatives but did not want to put his family through that wringer. Now with a tough re-election campaign ahead of him, Pence may bail and run for vice president.

Meanwhile, Newt Gingrich has parted company with Fox News as a paid contributor. That may be a sign of a vice presidential candidacy for him. Or maybe he will file a sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes.

We shall see.

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13 comments:

  1. Howey Politics Indiana reports:

    Gov. Mike Pence had some meaningful face time with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at two events Tuesday evening, but there was no ticket offer after the third veep “audition” in the past week.

    Trump raised about $1.5 million at the Columbia Club fundraiser, and while some sources told Howey Politics Indiana talked with who said there was some palpable disappointment that a presidential ticket wasn’t forged, Rex Early, Trump’s Indiana campaign chairman, described the vibe between Trump and Pence as akin to “father and son.” Others HPI talked with felt like there was a disconnect between the two.


    "I don’t know if he’s going to be your governor or your vice president — who the hell knows?" said Trump at the fundraiser.

    Pence will never be Trump's "Sarah Palin" because he is not a populist and he relies on Koch Brothers support for his planned conservative programs. Trump's lack of discipline and ill-conceived schemes will not work well to make Pence effective and Mike would not do well defending Trump's lies and faux pas.

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    1. Barfly doesn't defend his lies because he's unaware of them. Confabulation is a big part of alcoholic thiamine deficiency.

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  2. Newt will be President Donald's chief of staff, Chris Christie his AG. How do you like them apples?

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  3. Me, I'd like to see a Marine as Vice-President for once. (I'd say "ex-Marine", but hey, there's no such thing, right?) Soldiers and sailors have made it, but a member of the USMC has never been VP or POTUS.

    It's has been my experience that a Marine's word is good.

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  4. Consider me unexcited about Mike Pence as Trump's VP. Where does Pence stand on uncontrolled immigration, islam in the US, outsourcing of our manufacturing base, excess taxation, entitlements, and an out-of-control bloated federal Leviathan? My impression is that the Republican establishment professional politicians (like their counter-reptiles across the aisle) do their utmost to dodge all these things and kicks the can down the road. Sorry to be so cynical but I've seen this picture too many times. We need leaders who are not going to kowtow to PC and will not be scared to slay some sacred cows.

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  5. Consider me unexcited about Mike Pence as Trump's VP. Where does Pence stand on uncontrolled immigration, islam in the US, outsourcing of our manufacturing base, excess taxation, entitlements, and an out-of-control bloated federal Leviathan? My impression is that the Republican establishment professional politicians (like their counter-reptiles across the aisle) do their utmost to dodge all these things and kicks the can down the road. Sorry to be so cynical but I've seen this picture too many times. We need leaders who are not going to kowtow to PC and will not be scared to slay some sacred cows.

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  6. My friend says it's Newt: I think The Donald's trip / rally in Indiana last night was a consolation prize / courtesy notification to Pence that Newt will be the pick.

    And I think she's right.

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    1. I wouldn't know or even guess, but the mad media will be confused as to who they want to hate more.

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    2. If you were Newt, who would you rather be in a Trump administration: Trump's Joe Biden, or Trump's ValJar? Biden was never really Obama's successor-in-waiting, but ValJar was Obama's brain and the de facto president.

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  8. I really don't think Trump needs a Beltway lifer, weathervane, and political opportunist to "show him the ropes" but that's just me. If it's Newt I hope he attends a lot of funerals in foreign countries.

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  9. OK then, Pence, you damned well better remember -- we are building a wall, we are going to put at least a temporary halt to islam immigration, sanctuary cities are done, corporate and income taxes need to be reduced, and we are going to limit and hopefully decrease the number of foolish foreign military entanglements with no goals and that we never will win. No going RINO on us dude!!!!

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