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Fri Jul 15, 2016, 05:58 PM

 

I just want you all to see who is saying Pence is a GOOD pick

Trump Chooses Caution Over Chaos in Picking Running Mate

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-07-15/trump-chooses-caution-over-chaos-in-picking-running-mate

But it's unlikely that either would have been greeted with the kind of warmth that Pence's pick elicited from current members of Congress. House Speaker Paul Ryan, who has repeatedly questioned Trump's campaign, said he "can think of no better choice" than Pence. Florida's U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, who is skipping the Republican convention after losing 66 of the 67 counties to Trump in his home state's presidential primary, called Pence "rock solid" and a "great pick."
“It shows he’s trying to fix his Washington D.C. problem,” Steve Schmidt, who was a top strategist for 2008 nominee John McCain, said about Trump's choice. “From a media perspective, he's not as good of a communicator as Gingrich or Christie. But he's a 12-year member of Congress, and a member of Republican leadership."
The pick is also the most difficult one for Hillary Clinton's campaign. The presumptive Democratic nominee's staff would have relished the opportunity to highlight off-message outbursts from Gingrich and Trump on any given day. Instead, they're reduced to the more mundane tactic of using Pence's record to suggest Trump's ticket is too conservative for the moderate voters remaining to be persuaded.
"It's the right strategic pick," said Mike Feldman, a top adviser to Democratic nominee Al Gore in 2000. "Pence is safer and, more importantly, signals a more intentional approach to the campaign. And to my mind, Trump needs that if he wants to have a shot."

"He's a staunch conservative," New York Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox said about Pence. "Trump has said it's not the conservative party, it's the Republican Party. So to have Mike Pence, who is really trusted by conservatives, out there campaigning, that's a very normal kind of thing."


yep

every single one has LOST (or ran statewide parties that lost) over the last 16 years.


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Reply I just want you all to see who is saying Pence is a GOOD pick (Original post)
AntiBank Jul 2016 OP
Cooley Hurd Jul 2016 #1
madamesilverspurs Jul 2016 #2
Warpy Jul 2016 #3
AntiBank Jul 2016 #4
villager Jul 2016 #6
AntiBank Jul 2016 #7
villager Jul 2016 #8
bluedye33139 Jul 2016 #5

Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 06:14 PM

1. Al Gore didn't lose in 2000...

 

...re: the Mike Feldman quote.

Oy...

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 06:20 PM

2. Misread that as "GOOD prick"....

Been one of those days.






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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 06:27 PM

3. Me too

but my lousy eyesight has always been highly entertaining.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 06:34 PM

4. you made me look twice, I post a lot from my mobil as I

 

am outside smoking a damn good Cuban with some damn good scotch

our summer here is already fleeing too

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Response to AntiBank (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 06:51 PM

6. Please do not horde either the stogies or the Scotch.

 

Thanks.

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Response to villager (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 07:08 PM

7. Cohiba Siglo IV and Highland Park 18 YO

 

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Response to AntiBank (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 07:47 PM

8. Like I said...

 


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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 06:50 PM

5. Staunch conservative

Pence is so staunch he hasn't had a bowel movement since he was 17.

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