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Mike Pence Aces the Audition

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 10/8/2020 4:38:59 AM

On Wednesday morning, I wrote a pre-debate primer about how the vice-presidential debate would be Mike Pence’s final audition for the 2024 GOP primary. He aced that audition, and very well could become president one day. I haven’t approved — well, no — I’ve been disgusted by the sycophancy that he has exhibited since being selected as Donald Trump’s running mate in 2016. And I’ve never thought him a particularly charismatic figure either; But that doesn’t mean he’s not talented. On the debate stage with Kamala Harris, Pence left no doubt about his own aspirations and abilities. 3 Pence’s capacity to respectfully and convincingly weave stories into a coherent articulation

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Reply 1 - Posted by: John C 10/8/2020 5:24:27 AM (No. 565555)
I like Mike.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DCGIRL 10/8/2020 6:01:24 AM (No. 565569)
Mike Pence is President Trump's anchor. They are total opposites which makes it work.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: wakeupcall 10/8/2020 6:12:34 AM (No. 565578)
sycophancy? Just what the Globalist Marxist Communist democrats. rino's, liberals, independents, etc., put forth every time they open their mouths. They have brainwashed so many millions of minds of innocent young children and weak minded adults that there shouldn't be one person alive who can resist their evilness. As Satan's personal representatives of deceitfulness they work hard trying to destroy all who represent the love and goodness of I AM THAT I AM .
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Reply 4 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 10/8/2020 6:58:15 AM (No. 565609)
I'm still trying to figure out why I should care about what Schorr thinks.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 10/8/2020 7:21:18 AM (No. 565634)
Oh, golly gee! A creepy NeverTrumper from National Review gives Vice President Pence a condescending pass. What a joyous day! NR likes Pence - - they really, really like him!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: janjan 10/8/2020 7:22:03 AM (No. 565635)
I don’t get why this is a Must Read. Another condescending NPR article with the obligatory jab at Trump.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: anniebc 10/8/2020 8:10:02 AM (No. 565660)
VP Pence made me feel confident that he could extend the Trump era by eight more years in 2024. And, he's a godly man to boot! Yes.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Lawsy0 10/8/2020 8:22:19 AM (No. 565678)
I surely don't need National Review to confirm my assessment. MY vice president was masterful. NR can pound sand like never-Trumpers should.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Strike3 10/8/2020 9:11:36 AM (No. 565752)
Unlike what Barack Obama did, President Trump does not surround himself with dummies.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Sunhan65 10/8/2020 9:27:06 AM (No. 565778)
Man, National Review are bunch of arrogant creeps.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Zigrid 10/8/2020 9:54:04 AM (No. 565823)
I often refer to Vice President Pence as Mr. Milk toast.... but HE'S our milk toast.... soft and squishy perhaps... but... at his core he's a PERFECT compliment to President Trump.... our president breaks a lot of glass in a china (pardon the pun) shop when it needs breaking... and Vice President Pence separates the broken pieces into a working doctrine....a dynamic duo....
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Reply 12 - Posted by: mc squared 10/8/2020 9:58:43 AM (No. 565833)
We've had candidates who played by high school debate rules. How did that work for, say, Romney?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: little guy 10/8/2020 10:01:23 AM (No. 565838)
Talk about damning with faint praise! This arrogant writer doesn't even realize his condescending tone says more negative things about him then Pence. Pence/De Santis in 2024!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: bigfatslob 10/8/2020 10:04:58 AM (No. 565842)
NR and Schorr and why should I care what they approve of?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: msjena 10/8/2020 10:06:27 AM (No. 565844)
Which VP candidate would be ready to assume the Presidency if necessary. I think the answer is obvious. Plus, Pence scored big points in likability.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Chuzzles 10/8/2020 10:54:44 AM (No. 565894)
A great many people had themselves so convinced that this Christian man was a milk toast doormat or that he is part of the swamp and Trump should dump him before the debate happened. Well as Trump's tweets showed with a great deal of pleasure last night during the debate, he knows his VP, and is glad to have him aboard the MAGA train. Pence just knows which hill to fight on, and he doesn't waste time with nonsense. Last night was excellent, and she deserved being taken apart at the seams.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: DVC 10/8/2020 10:58:16 AM (No. 565904)
NatRev is not a place that I trust, way too NeverTrump for me.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: stablemoney 10/8/2020 12:12:20 PM (No. 565996)
Mike Pence was calm, professional, and outstanding.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Butch 10/8/2020 12:47:19 PM (No. 566041)
I stopped reading the National Review after the wonderful Bill Buckley died. Rich Lowry et. al. have ruined a once-great magazine. At least Conrad Black, VDH and Andy McCarthy still write great columns there. I was really frosted when the NR wrote about 3 column-inches about Gerald Ford upon that fine man´s death. Gerald Ford, a distinguished warrior during the Second World War, was thrust into the position of reassuring a deeply rattled nation, and he did so with remarkable success. After his loss to Jimmy Carter (another fine man who was out of his depth in the Oval Office), President Carter proceeded to undo the wonderful work that Gerry Ford had started, turning a healing nation into a neurotic mess. That´s not America! Thank God for Ronald Reagan, who rescued America. R.I.P. National Review
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Reply 20 - Posted by: NYbob 10/8/2020 1:00:46 PM (No. 566050)
I wonder if Isaac is the grandson of Daniel Schorr? He sure has the condescension part down.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Mike6 10/8/2020 2:55:59 PM (No. 566188)
Mike Pence smiled his Ronald Reagan smile, which drive Kamala Harris nuts. She came back with her grunts and nasties like a a caged animal, with big, huge shoulder pads. She had slept her way to the top with an old, blind man in San Francisco. His poor wife divorced him.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: 4Liberty2020 10/8/2020 3:36:40 PM (No. 566237)
Would love to have 12 more years!
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