Saturday, October 8, 2016

Irony alert: How Pence forced himself onto Trump's ticket

The rumor du jour, perhaps of the last ten minutes, is that unhappy, disillusioned GOP Vice-Presidential candidate Mike Pence might abandon Trump and the ticket, both to save his own reputation, 2020 bona fides and to force Trump off the ticket which might be reconstructed with Pence on top.
Mike Pence by Gage Skidmore 6.jpg
Side note. Walker and Pence are pals, in case Pence needs a simpatico Plan B #2. There, I said it.

Anyway - - said irony is that Pence really wanted the #2 spot, given his bad polling numbers in Indiana and self-inflicted anti-gay, anti-Planned Parenthood legislative wounds, and bolted quickly enough to New York City to appear with Trump in July before the convention so that it was impossible for Trump to offer it to someone else.

As they say, be careful of what you wish for…  

Sources close to Trump say he grew increasingly frustrated throughout the day with the news reports leaking his choice of the Indiana governor as his running mate. Trump was even faced with questions about Pence by supporters during closed-door fundraisers in California Thursday afternoon, adding to the frustration and leading him to hesitate, sources say. But at that point, Pence was already in New York.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are what is called a neo-liberal. I starting reading your column a little over a year and a half ago thinking that I would get an insight on walker. However your blasts at walker while deserved also get a little thick and you know what I'm not gonna tell you what you do wrong because you ain't change anyways especially at your age. You defend Obama while he let's the bankers go free, wages unlimited wars across the world, continues to pollute the country with his policies. You defend clinton despite one of the of the greatest grifting acts ever conceived, the clinton foundation

I ain't no republican in fact I can't stand them. Now the democrats have become the same. Money grubbing elitists. Like Hillary says you need two positions a public and a private.How's that for democracy.Well mr rowen I'm done reading your blog. I don't want to be part of your neo liberal hypocrisy. I'll get my walker information else where.