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Old 07-15-2016, 01:31 PM
 
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So I think Hillary was having issues holding on to the more progressive wing of the party and the youth vote.


Pence might be the most effective choice for scaring the living **** out of both groups. He's far to the right. Like really far. Like WTF far.


But I do think Trump's choices were limited and at least Pence shores him up with hardcore conservatives . But it SURE doesn't help him expand anything. Trump needs to get past 40%.
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Old 07-15-2016, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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So I think Hillary was having issues holding on to the more progressive wing of the party and the youth vote.


Pence might be the most effective choice for scaring the living **** out of both groups. He's far to the right. Like really far. Like WTF far.


But I do think Trump's choices were limited and at least Pence shores him up with hardcore conservatives . But it SURE doesn't help him expand anything. Trump needs to get past 40%.
Agreed. I think the choice was made to get the so-called "establishment" and donor class support. Wasn't a whole lot for DT to pick.
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Old 07-15-2016, 01:35 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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Trump didn't choose Pence. The GOP chose him.
WHAT?????? Bbbbbbbutttt the Trumpkins keep saying their messiah can't be brought!

I also think it's quite likely that he dident really have much of a selection, nobody wants to blow their future prospects by being associated with Trump. Compare this to 2012 when Romney had dozens of potential VPs.
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Old 07-15-2016, 01:35 PM
 
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Agreed. I think the choice was made to get the so-called "establishment" and donor class support. Wasn't a whole lot for DT to pick.
Probably won't do much for that at all honestly. Donors are concerned about him and not how idealogical he can be. More support will come if he can spend a solid month without embarrassing himself.
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Old 07-15-2016, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Probably won't do much for that at all honestly. Donors are concerned about him and not how idealogical he can be. More support will come if he can spend a solid month without embarrassing himself.
Good luck with that! Putting a gag on Trump is like asking a scorpion not to sting.
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Old 07-15-2016, 01:37 PM
 
Location: North America
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I wonder who he really wanted? He did not have much to choose from. With all the up and comers in the Republican party refusing him, he was stuck with a rogues' gallery of has-beens, never-weres and losers.
Possibly with the attack on France he wanted to go with a military option. Either that or vetting came back with something late or concern.
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Old 07-15-2016, 01:37 PM
 
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Most likely a lie like almost everything else they report.
There has been reference that the information about Pence being VP choice had leaked out and Trump was making phone calls about that and how to make the announcement after 1) The information was leaked which he was upset about and 2) a sensitive time due to the terrorist attack.


Of course they twisted this to mean Trump was wavering on his VP choice. I have no doubt that Trump is solid in this decision.
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Old 07-15-2016, 01:38 PM
 
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The information about Pence being the choice had leaked out and Trump was making phone calls in reference to that and how to make the announcement after 1) The information was leaked which he was upset about and 2) a sensitive time due to the terrorist attack.


Of course they twisted this to mean Trump was wavering on his VP choice. I have no doubt that Trump is solid in this decision.
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Old 07-15-2016, 01:39 PM
 
Location: North America
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There has been reference that the information about Pence being VP choice had leaked out and Trump was making phone calls about that and how to make the announcement after 1) The information was leaked which he was upset about and 2) a sensitive time due to the terrorist attack.


Of course they twisted this to mean Trump was wavering on his VP choice. I have no doubt that Trump is solid in this decision.
Uh huh. Because you were personally privy to the situation and all of course.
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Old 07-15-2016, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Republicans won't win the Presidency until they take a neutral stance on LGBT rights & abortion rights.
With the world problems and our own problems, those 2 social issues should not be concerning anyone when it comes to voting. As for a neutral stand, you mean candidates should forget about their own personal beliefs? BTW you are confusing gay rights with gay marriage. They are not the same and most Americans regardless of political leaning support gay rights. Only a lib, which obviously you are would make a statement like that and if you are a lib, you wouldn't vote for a Republican regardless.
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