It’s officially Mike Pence
Good for Trump, it would have been pretty scummy of him to change his mind at the last minute.
It doesn’t matter what Pence said about immigration years ago, he’s a politician who plays ball with whatever is popular with the voters in order to get elected. If Trump wins this election, you will suddenly see a lot of Republican politicians adopting Trumpist views. That’s why it’s so important for Trump to win. A loss for Trump will be taken as a repudiation of everything he stands for and everything will go back to more more more immigrants.
You will know if Mike Pence was a successful pick if the following two conditions are met:
1. A significant percentage of conservative-Repubublican #NeverTrumpers go away and stop sabotaging Trump.
2. Pence doesn’t do anything between now and November 8th that causes a negative reaction in the voting public. But Pence looks like the kind of guy who knows how to keep his mouth shut and not make any gaffes. I hope I am right about that.