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12 in 2012: Pence's Focus, Delivery of Message Has Supporters Looking at White House
Fox ^ | 11/17/10 | Bret Baier

Posted on 12/07/2010 10:36:07 AM PST by pissant

A former radio talk show host, Indiana Republican Rep. Mike Pence knows how to stay on message -- a skill he proved during the final push before the midterm election earlier this month when he spent three days bussing around the Hoosier State in support of local candidates.

Since 2008, Pence has been the Republican Conference chairman, the third ranking member in the GOP House leadership and the member charged with keeping Republicans unified against congressional Democrats and President Obama.

He demonstrated that ability on several occasions during a congressional term in which every House Republican voted against the stimulus bill and every House Republican opposed the Democratic-sponsored health care bill.

"I believe House Republicans are back in the fight," Pence told Fox News' Bret Baier. "And we're back in the fight for fiscal discipline and reform."

Pence insists the federal budget can be balanced without raising taxes, but not without cutting entitlement spending. And he wants to do it without the "usual demagoguery of politics."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/11/17/pences-focus-delivery-message-supporters-looking-white-house/#ixzz17S2yzfuN

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: indiana; mikepence; pence
He'd be a solid choice.
1 posted on 12/07/2010 10:36:12 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant
This is a Pro-Pence thread, trolls stay away. Ignore the trolls!

Did I get that right?

2 posted on 12/07/2010 10:39:03 AM PST by FTJM
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To: pissant

My gut tells me Pence is too inside-the-beltway to undo the damage our nation has suffered under the Obama-RINO alliance.


3 posted on 12/07/2010 10:39:27 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals (liberals) because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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To: FTJM

Pence is great in the House.

But in the White House we need someone with executive experience and specifically experience in cutting spending and saying NO!


4 posted on 12/07/2010 10:41:22 AM PST by spintreebob
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To: pissant

Let’s see what his previous experience prior to being in the house.

Lawyer
Radio Talk Show Host

That’s it. Not even any private sector, job creating experience. Pence need to show he can handle Executive power before he should consider this run. We are in the middle of a regime with a guy with no experience and how is that turning out?


5 posted on 12/07/2010 10:41:46 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: pissant

MPDS’ers will be here shortly! LOL


6 posted on 12/07/2010 10:44:11 AM PST by dforest
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To: reasonisfaith

He isn’t at all inside the beltway. You must be for Romney.

Just yesterday Rush was talking about Pence’s wonderful contribution to Imprimus digest at Hillsdale College.


7 posted on 12/07/2010 10:48:22 AM PST by dforest
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To: Lazlo in PA

I agree. Pence really ought to consider running for Indiana governor. That would set him up as a possible contender in 2016, or more likely, 2020.


8 posted on 12/07/2010 10:48:52 AM PST by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: spintreebob

Flawed premise and false choice.


9 posted on 12/07/2010 10:52:44 AM PST by FTJM
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To: pissant
I like Mike. He meets my primary test - an authentic conservative.
10 posted on 12/07/2010 10:53:23 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: indylindy; pissant
MPDS’ers will be here shortly! LOL

LOL...


11 posted on 12/07/2010 10:59:09 AM PST by FTJM
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To: pissant
"Staying on message" can mean one of two things - one, repeating the party line talking points ad infinitum, which requires little more than a good memory.

Two, "staying on message" is answering the same question the same way everytime; usually this requires little more than knowing what you belive in, and not peppering it with lies.

I don't know that much about Pence, but I really haven't heard too much about him being a serious contender. I would just hope he's not too much of an inside the beltway, country club guy, because if my soon-to-be-done research shows that he is, he will be immediatly crossed off my list.

I have zero patience for country clubbers and RINOs, John McCain't slammed that door shut and it shall not reopen for me.
12 posted on 12/07/2010 11:04:41 AM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: FTJM

Anyone who criticizes him must be suffering from Pence Derangement Syndrome.


13 posted on 12/07/2010 11:23:33 AM PST by ari-freedom (Happy Chanuka!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

“That’s it. Not even any private sector, job creating experience. Pence need to show he can handle Executive power before he should consider this run.”

Elitist :P


14 posted on 12/07/2010 11:26:20 AM PST by ari-freedom (Happy Chanuka!)
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To: Lazlo in PA; kevkrom

He could be great down the road. Running (and winning) for governor would be the best thing he could do. Without that he’ll become like that candidate Duncan somethingorother.........


15 posted on 12/07/2010 11:40:37 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

Yeah. I find it hard to believe that a candidate that has never held an executive position in or out of government and who has never won a state-wide election is ready to run for President.

Lack of a state-wide elective office isn’t too big of a hurdle for someone with significant executive experience (including military command experience), but having neither political nor executive experience makes a potential candidate a non-starter.


16 posted on 12/07/2010 11:44:09 AM PST by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: kevkrom
I do like what he says, and most of his record, but according to pissy's own logic, his prior stance on amnesty ought to disqualify him forever.........Consistency? Who needs consistency?
17 posted on 12/07/2010 11:49:39 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: ari-freedom
Anyone who criticizes him must be suffering from Pence Derangement Syndrome.

And Romneybots of course!

I see the MPDSers are in action on this thread now...shame.

18 posted on 12/07/2010 11:51:03 AM PST by FTJM
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To: FTJM

Yes, anyone who is against Mike Pence must be a secret Romney troll! Simply disgusting.


19 posted on 12/07/2010 11:54:38 AM PST by ari-freedom (Happy Chanuka!)
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To: ari-freedom

It is disgusting, and hateful, and deranged.


20 posted on 12/07/2010 11:57:15 AM PST by FTJM
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To: pissant

Pence is strong on ideas but lacks real world and executive experience (his CV is nothing but a lawyer or congress-critter). That’s not enough for me, at least at this point.


21 posted on 12/07/2010 11:59:20 AM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: pissant

Agree, Pissant (of course we have for a while). BTW, incase you didn’t know (or forgot). I interned for Pence in Washington Summer of 2004 (is on my FR Bio).

J.S.


22 posted on 12/07/2010 12:37:12 PM PST by JSDude1
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To: FrankR

I don’t think you’ll be dissapointed FrankR, but who knows..


23 posted on 12/07/2010 12:39:37 PM PST by JSDude1
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To: indylindy

Based on Rush Limbaugh’s record and his continuing ability to offer an insightful perspective that nobody else can give, I can only continue to think of him as an authentic voice for true conservatism.

But I can’t get past the way he talked up Romney (without officially endorsing him) during the 2008 primaries. Maybe the same kind of inexplicable scenario is happening with Pence.

Pence’s foot inside the beltway has the potential to overcome any and all of his tea party instincts.

If Pence is such a good conservative leader, why doesn’t he help get real conservatives into committee leadership positions?

Instead, we get Upton and Rogers. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2639069/posts

No, I would say now is the time to hold inside the beltway Republicans to a degree of scrutiny matching the intensity of threat we face from the rino-progressive movement.


24 posted on 12/08/2010 4:29:40 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals (liberals) because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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