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Old 07-16-2016, 07:23 PM
 
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My theory is that Trump picked Pence because Pence's hawkish, pro-trade agreement and social conservative credentials would squelch any possibility of an anti-Trump rebellion at the RNC.

The problem is that on so many issues Pence is the anti-Trump. Trump supporters likely will be disappointed by Trump's apparent hypocrisy.
I agree with your assessment. I think Trump made a backroom deal with the GOP establishment. It's pretty obvious that today the GOP announced that the vote over the GOP Convention rules regarding Dump Trump rules failed. The GOP allowed the vote to fail after Trump picked Pence per the backroom deal with Trump. Trump is the GOP's puppet. He's reading from the teleprompter like a good puppet.
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Old 07-16-2016, 07:42 PM
 
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Mike Pence just crushed it
for a full hour on Hannity.
5-Star performance, tough
questions and all.
Are you kidding? Believe me faux news lets these jokers see the questions ahead of time. What may seem like a tough question to you has already been run by Pence. He isn't going to be caught stuttering for an answer on Republican TV. Hannity is just another Rush Limbaugh in a different outfit. He wants only people who agree with him on the show. Then he asks leading questions of which we all know the answers because of their fair and balanced station.
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Old 07-16-2016, 07:45 PM
 
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So lily white Pence is the 'lucky' one who gets to cruise on the Trumptanic, eh.

Don't forget that life jacket, Mike.

You're gunna need it...




CLINTON - KAINE 2016
Pence has too much right wing baggage and the man has a stone face. It almost looks like a mask.
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Do you know anyone who gets out of bed on Election Day and goes and stands in line to vote or not vote for the Vice President?

Democrats, hold up your hand if the reason you voted the way you did in 2008 was Biden?

Can you name 3 things in 7 plus years that Obama did because it was Biden's idea?
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Do you know anyone who gets out of bed on Election Day and goes and stands in line to vote or not vote for the Vice President?

Democrats, hold up your hand if the reason you voted the way you did in 2008 was Biden?

Can you name 3 things in 7 plus years that Obama did because it was Biden's idea?
I voted for Bush in 2000 in large part because, while I thought he was not well-prepared, I admired Dick Cheney and felt he could steer the neophyte in matters of importance. It was a big, big miscalculation on my part as it turned out. Cheney was the devil incarnate. I have no such confusion this time. There is no one alive who could run with Trump that would convince me the man is fit in the slightest to be president.
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Old 07-16-2016, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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It'd be a winning ticket for the Dems!
Pence is an anti-LGBT right-wing extremist who is losing his bid for re-election as governor.
Yup. Trump saved Pence from a losing race. After he had made promises to Christie, who is also facing losing as well. Trump and Christie had words last Thursday night, but Trump has more backs to stab before it's over.

We are all being treated to another season of The Apprentice, except in real life with no script. Whether we want to watch it or not. I expect to see Omarosa make an appearance pretty soon. She's always a good distraction.
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Old 07-16-2016, 10:07 PM
 
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Mr. Trump's camp apparently doesn't realize that the general election pivot is to the middle, not to the other direction. Don't get me wrong, I am sure Mr Trump would like to shore up his support among Republicans. McCain and Romney got 93% of the Republican vote, but Trump was getting about 72% in the polls. While Pence would help increase the 72% figure (I imagine), it would never approach 93% because many Republicans would never support Trump. Thus, the potential upside is extremely limited (<20% of 28%, or 5.6%).

No moderate would change their decision to support Trump because of Pence. Common sense.

So what's the point?

Mick
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Old 07-16-2016, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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Yup. Trump saved Pence from a losing race. After he had made promises to Christie, who is also facing losing as well. Trump and Christie had words last Thursday night, but Trump has more backs to stab before it's over.

We are all being treated to another season of The Apprentice, except in real life with no script. Whether we want to watch it or not. I expect to see Omarosa make an appearance pretty soon. She's always a good distraction.
The issue I see is that Trump is turning his back on too many things and being a what he was campagining he wasn't a beltway politician. I knew he was a con all along, high time we all realize this.
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Old 07-17-2016, 06:53 AM
 
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I think that Pence is a winner for Trump. The Dems were going to savagely attack whomever Trump picked as his VP. But, while extremely smart, Pence is boring and the attacks on him won't have the impact that Dems intend. Meanwhile, Pence will help Trump consolidate support among some GOPers who still haven't quite warmed to his candidacy.
Well I was hoping the trump would pick Palin, this guys a pretty good fit for the anti-dem perspective. I have a girlfriend that lives in Indiana and they hate pence. I don't know who is worse, Trump or pence
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Old 07-17-2016, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Well I was hoping the trump would pick Palin, this guys a pretty good fit for the anti-dem perspective. I have a girlfriend that lives in Indiana and they hate pence. I don't know who is worse, Trump or pence
Pence is being set up as the excuse Trump will use when he gets crushed in Nov.
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