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Ha, this was in my buffer from last week, so I figured I finish it today.
So, it appears that Mike Pence is considering a run for President in 2024. When he was announced as the running mate of Trump in 2016 I was unimpressed, and (not in a bad way) never impressed by him in his four years as VP. As the great Tom Lehrer song “What Ever Became of Hubert?” said in its intro, when LBJ was too ill to attend Churchill’s funeral and someone suggested they send Hubert and he said, “Hubert who?”
There are some who claim he did the US a great service on January 6th, and others who disagree, but it does lead up to a question … does anyone honestly want Mike Pence as President? I mean, is he conservative? Apparently. He was evidently a decent Governor of Indiana. He seems to be a decent husband, and a good Christian. He has (IMO) all the personality of a wet burlap sack, but that hasn’t stopped him so far.
What would his appeal be to the electorate? Was he spectacular in his debate against Kamala Harris? I didn’t think so. Are his stump speeches amazingly captivating? I cannot remember a single one. What would his policies be? What about his foreign policy? Economic policy? What Justices might he appoint to SCOTUS?
Are there any Pence fans or supporters on Ricochet that can argue why he would be a good President? Does anyone think that he would unite the party, keeping the new converts that Trump brought (allegedly), while not losing the suburban housewives that Trump lost (allegedly)? Does anyone think that he would not get Romneyed(tm) by the press and portrayed as weird and out of touch for his faith (they already started that with his attitude towards being alone with women who aren’t his wife), or that when that happens, that he would effectively fight back?
Perhaps that seems to be his greatest weakness (to me), that he does not fight back. He is stolid and secure in his beliefs and so doesn’t feel the need to fight back when he is maligned. He is a good Christian who turns the other cheek, but does that work in our culture to get elected? I don’t think so. Perhaps if he was a Democrat, then his faith and actions would be touted as amazing and inspiring, but because he is a conservative, they are weird, at best.
So, any Pence supporters out there want to take a chance on selling him to me and others?Published in