He would support Donald Trump?
I don't understand the RNC's obsession with this "pledge." Look what happened in 2016- neither Jeb! nor Kasich endorsed Trump and Cruz essentially told Trump to go f himself in a primetime speech at the convention. It's meaningless.
The Republican Party can only hope that the Christie performance inspires the other candidates to lean into it a little harder.
I’m really tired of non-answer about supporting Trump by saying he isn’t going to be the nominee. Why? Because he’s got such stalwart opposition?
This is a party that has always proclaimed what a sacred document the Constitution is. Now they’re cult followers of a guy who has all but said he’d rip it up and flush it down his golden toilet. They’re all scared out of their minds of Trump’s followers and their own lack of a political future if they don’t kiss up to Dear Leader. Cowards.
Mike Pence is going to have that same day of reckoning that Pat Robertson is currently having. Whom did Pence serve:God or Trump?
As is well known, Mike Dense is, well, dense.
I think most non-Trump voters hate doublespeak. Pence’s on this issue should be a total turn-off to any potential voters who might consider him. He’d be way more credible by stating he would never support Trump because he incited a mob “that wanted to kill me.” Now that would be a stunning statement that would capture people’s attention and respect.
The only thing that’ll stop Trump from screaming Election Interference - is the grave. It won’t be indictments, trials, or prison. We won’t be rid of him in my opinion, till he’s dead.
Nicely put, C.
I realize Mannequin Mike is driven by his ego (and that of Mother), but I can't understand anyone supporting his campaign with $$$$.
A phrase my mother would have used in reference to his donors, "Do those people have rocks in their head?"
And no. Pence made no sense. He flops around like a dying fish.
This column is headlined "Mike Pence isn't making sense." My question is, "What is so unusual about Mike Pence not making any sense?" Just sayin'....................
Pence's comments just make me crazy! Why can't all the nominees get together and say they won't support Trump as the nominee. What, is the RNC going to have debates without any of them?!!! Or, just give Trump's 2016 words back to them, "It depends who it is."
Pence has no chance to gain the nomination. If people think DeSantis is not personable, lacks the ability to connect with people, etc., Pence is worse than that. He has proven where his loyalty is, it’s not the country. Yes, he gets an atta boy as doing the correct thing and following the constitution at a critical juncture, however, he can’t stand up to Trump and level him. The pledge is meaningless anyway, but to be evasive about signing it is being a coward. Anyone having a chance to get this nomination from Trump needs to be in his face and scream that he is a liar, insurrectionist, crook, grifter, etc., not deserving of the Oval Office, to be in the White House at all, ever again. Pence is a wet noodle.
The title of this piece is forever accurate
Typical Trump: Accuse everyone else of doing what you are doing and of being exactly what you are.
Who is telling Pence that he ought to run? Is anyone clamoring for his leadership? I don't understand him believing that he has a chance at all, even if Trump were out of the picture.
According to the RCP average TFG leads Mr Biden by 1.8%, with over ten percent either not stating a preference or leaning third party.
RCP Average 4/28 - 5/31 -- -- 45.5 (TFG) 43.7 (Mr Biden) Trump +1.8 (Direct head to head poll) https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2024/president/us/general-election-trump-vs-biden-7383.html
Only in the feverish brain of the Tangerine Tyrant is this spread "a lot." This is also, obviously, before the spit hits the fan with the several indictments coming his way. While this might increase his following by the MAGA cult, I seriously doubt indictments, and likely convictions, will further endear him to the general electorate. The Mango Menace lost the popular vote by ~7 million votes in 2020, and if he is the R candidate in '24 I would expect to see him lose by considerably more.
So, if we have to believe Mickey Pency it would be a bad sign to the wider world if Trump would be indicted for criminal behavior. Like keeping classified documents (he is not a reader-type..., so why does he even need them) or bringing democracy to an end by sending his army to the Capital, paying hush money to a porn star and so on. In real democracies in Europe and the wider world, we think it would be a very bad sign if this scroundel would NOT
be prosecuted, since in a real democracy nobody is above the law.