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Values Voters Go Gaga for Mike Pence
The atlantic ^ | 9-18-10 | Nicole Allan

Posted on 09/17/2010 11:15:50 AM PDT by Gipper08

Sen. Jim DeMint stirred up the crowd at this morning's Values Voters Summit in Washington, but Rep. Mike Pence blew him out of the water an hour later.

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: mikepence; pence; penceworship
Pence is not as boldly conservative as he was seven years ago...but he is by far and away the best conservative in Washington and the best choice for POTUS 12...
1 posted on 09/17/2010 11:15:52 AM PDT by Gipper08
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To: Gipper08

He would be a better speaker of the house than Mr. Tan Man.


2 posted on 09/17/2010 11:17:16 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Gipper08
but he is by far and away the best conservative in Washington and the best choice for POTUS 12...

I completely agree.

3 posted on 09/17/2010 11:18:42 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Gipper08
but he is by far and away the best conservative in Washington and the best choice for POTUS 12...

You're out of your mind.

Pence is a former talk radio host who does talk a good game.

But it seems to me that his primary concern is for his own political career and maximizing his camera time.

4 posted on 09/17/2010 11:20:59 AM PDT by Crichton
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To: Gipper08
Guess he has been co-opted!

Time for a change. It is not possible to be in office for very long and not be contaminated.

!0 years is about it. At best. Unfortunately. Too much power, too much pressure to fall into line, too many times BEING told ... WE MAKE THE RULES, WE ARE THE RULING ELITE!

5 posted on 09/17/2010 11:21:35 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: Crichton

“Pence is a former talk radio host who does talk a good game. But it seems to me that his primary concern is for his own political career and maximizing his camera time. “

Opinions are like a$$holes.....


6 posted on 09/17/2010 11:29:03 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Crichton

I’m hearing of lot of those allegations towards conservatives on this board lately. Assigning their motives to self interest rather then principle. Healthy scepticism of every politician is a good thing but dismissing completely the ones mostly acting on the right side is taking it too far.

I can call up at least one problem with every politician. In Pence’s case I still remember is efforts to find “common ground” during the amnesty debate. That issue wouldn’t make him my first choice but they’ve all got flaws. As long as he isn’t currently peddling that compromise at the moment he seems to be behaving soundly and should just be left to be. If he likes the cameras, who the hell cares. As long as says and does the right things I don’t.


7 posted on 09/17/2010 11:29:45 AM PDT by Soul Seeker (“I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.”---Jim DeMint)
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To: Crichton
A little harsh, but as a Hoosier I will say that I find Mike to be a little to conciliatory and turn the other cheek at times. Just once I would like to hear him go postal on some of his “colleagues” on the other side of the aisle.
8 posted on 09/17/2010 11:31:07 AM PDT by redangus
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To: geologist

I’ve noticed after a short time incumbents start making strange noises. They start sounding elitist and entitled, and often move towards “making deals” with principles.

The ones who don’t lose it usually term limit themselves and get out of there asap.

The way I see it, people should serve only one to two terms, minimum, and get no compensation at all. Especially they shouldn’t get the DC Perk system - health care, pension, etc.

People should serve for the honor of serving. And then get the H out of there, before they develop an entitlement culture.


9 posted on 09/17/2010 11:33:22 AM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: Crichton
Pence is not perfect but he is one of about ten non freshman republicans in Washington who have not sold out in a major way...all the rest have.

Pence is by far the most fiscal conservative candidate we could have for POTUS...he is by far the most socially conservative candidate we could have for POTUS...and no one is Washington is stronger on National defense.

When it comes to the big three of fiscal, social and defense no one in elected or formerly elected national politics can claim to have more credentials than Pence.

10 posted on 09/17/2010 11:36:02 AM PDT by Gipper08 (a real conservative for Congress... travishankins.com)
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To: Crichton

Is there some particular issue or vote that you can point us to?


11 posted on 09/17/2010 11:37:17 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Gipper08

No video???? Pence is so dignified and statesman like. He exudes power, professioinalism and commands attention and respect. His character shines through. Nice. Really nice to see someone so dignifed and so intelligent with common sense and dignity.


12 posted on 09/17/2010 11:37:17 AM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: Gipper08

Pence is a good man.....let it go at that for now....many on this thread are letting the MEDIA tell you what to do and think.....research the man if you have not.


13 posted on 09/17/2010 11:38:17 AM PDT by yoe ("N" is for NO for Progressives in government.)
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To: forgotten man

Why is everyone saying Bohener will be the next speaker? Why? Pence would be absolutely incredible in that role. I’m not personally thrilled with Bohener.


14 posted on 09/17/2010 11:38:18 AM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: Gipper08

What smarmy coverage by Nicole Allen of the Atlantic: arrogant and nasty.

She gives her own parenthetical misinterpretation of what Pence said, and then at the end notes that she had no tapes or transcripts of his words to document her reporting. This is a reporter for a national magazine! Pitiful!


15 posted on 09/17/2010 11:39:23 AM PDT by docbnj
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To: redangus

how many have???????


16 posted on 09/17/2010 11:39:30 AM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: Gipper08
...socially conservative...?

What is that?

17 posted on 09/17/2010 11:40:14 AM PDT by yoe ("N" is for NO for Progressives in government.)
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To: I still care
Actually you are correct, there is something that happens to people who get involved in government, and it is not just limited to Washington.

I have for instance served on certain government boards... and what I noticed was that after a few years you make friends with the other people, and you get tired of being the lone “no” vote on most things. It makes you feel bad, because most people naturally want to get along with others. It is at exactly that point, that a smart person will get out and let someone new and fresh take over the battle.

18 posted on 09/17/2010 11:43:15 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Mr. Lucky
Is there some particular issue or vote that you can point us to?

I don't have a problem with Mike Pence on either issues or votes.

I just think he's more of a talker than a real leader.

The House is a good place for him.

19 posted on 09/17/2010 11:44:20 AM PDT by Crichton
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To: Soul Seeker
Healthy scepticism of every politician is a good thing but dismissing completely the ones mostly acting on the right side is taking it too far.

I was denigrating the revival of the Pence for President silliness that Gipper is promoting.

I have no problem with Pence doing his thing in the House. Really, he should have run for Senate this year but declined and endorsed Dan Coats over more conservative options.

20 posted on 09/17/2010 11:47:21 AM PDT by Crichton
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To: Soul Seeker

Thank you for saying that. I’ve been dismayed for some time by reading a lot of people here who think they know about others’ motives. For one thing, there are honest differences of opinion. That does not usually call for an assignment of poor motive. It basically says that if someone does not agree with the poster, that the person in question is wrong or bad. I agree that we need healthy skepticism. But we need to cool it and use some humility. I don’t agree with everything about anyone, even those I love and revere the most. Differences of opinion are healthy. I look for politicians who have good character and hold basically sound conservative principles. I, too, like Mike Pence.


21 posted on 09/17/2010 11:57:04 AM PDT by twigs
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To: Puppage

Dittos.

Great man.


22 posted on 09/17/2010 12:06:22 PM PDT by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: yoe

Pro-Life and pro-family...


23 posted on 09/17/2010 12:08:43 PM PDT by Gipper08 (a real conservative for Congress... travishankins.com)
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To: forgotten man

Talk is that Kantor is gunning for Boehner’s job.


24 posted on 09/17/2010 12:42:19 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2
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