Best comments on Mike Pence
What choice did Trump have? Literally the only high profile Populist Nationalist Republicans are Jeff Sessions and Pat Buchanan. There was virtually no one to pick from who matches Trump’s positions. Hopefully after Trump’s Presidency that will change, but for now, the pickings are slim.
Pence is a yes-man. He’s such a yes-man it’s hilarious. I don’t care that he used to be in favor of immigration before he was against it. That’s the point. He has zero principles. He’ll just do what his boss tells him to. That’s something people like Ann Coulter don’t get.
I think that Mike Pence is about as smart as Joe Biden: smart enough to get through law school and become a conventional politician.
While I think that the Obama Administration has been awful for the country, Joe Biden has been a decent enough VP.
And while it’s fun for us to mock the GOPe, we need to bear in mind that Trump will have to work with Congress if he wants to be anything more than a ranter on the bully pulpit, so getting a smart enough, committed enough guy the GOPe likes, and who has had considerable experience in Congress and as a Governor, could help Trump navigate the political world.
Trump’s weakness isn’t that he’s boring, but that most of the country is uneasy about his hot temper. Pence helps allay that.
Though I would have preferred Jeff Sessions, Pence seems like a fine choice. A lot of people will criticize this as a “boring and safe” choice, but “boring and safe” is exactly what Trump needs in a VP pick. Trump himself is the excitement – he doesn’t need even more excitement in his VP, he needs calm and safe as a balance. “Exciting and risky” VPs are failing VPs, like Sarah Palin and Paul Ryan. Meanwhile, “boring” old hands like Cheney and Biden brought success to their tickets.