Mike Pence: Frontrunner in 2020?

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Mike Pence’s performance in the vice presidential debate proved something to many political pundits. He is a leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2020.

Appearing calm and collected in the face of Tim Kaine’s barbs, for the most part expertly deflected and avoided controversial and potentially damaging subjects, clearly articulated conservative principles and topics that have been generally ignored by Donald Trump, and in many cases did not defend Donald Trump and expressly disagreed with his running mate. This led some to speculate that Pence was not so much debating as Donald Trump’s vice president rather than running for president in 2020. In fact, to some Pence has established himself as the future of the GOP.


First, has it already been decided that Donald Trump lost in 2016? Second, look at Mike Pence’s legislative record. It’s awful. Third, Pence was an unpopular governor. He may have lost his reelection bid had he not been named the VP nominee. Finally, stop!

Are people so tired of this election that they’re ready to move on to 2020 already? If so, at least use some common sense. A politician who was unpopular in his home state, was part of an unpopular, losing presidential ticket and lacks any sort of broad electoral appeal is the next Republican presidential nominee? Because he talked well enough for 90 minutes.

And they say politics is broken.


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