Skip to comments.Can Rep. Pence Ride Tea Party To Presidency?
Posted on 12/10/2010 5:36:11 PM PST by Kaslin
On a midweek afternoon in February 2009, a month into the Obama presidency, Republican Rep. Mike Pence arrived at Columbus in his east-central Indiana district for a town hall meeting, the sort of event that usually attracted a few dozen constituents.
Surprised to see the hallway outside the room crowded with people, "their arms folded and brows furrowed," Pence shouted down the hall to an aide, asking him to get a janitor to open the room.
The aide shouted back that the room was open and overflowing. Congress had just passed the stimulus (Pence voted no), and Hoosiers were stimulated to anger. Soon the Tea Party would be simmering.
Five months earlier, on a Friday, TARP had been proposed. The original three-page legislation sought $700 billion instantly, no time for questions; Pence's staff figured the cost would be about a billion dollars a word.
On Saturday, Pence announced his opposition, but thought the bill would pass the House 434-1. On Monday, however, other members started approaching him, almost furtively, "like a secret society." A week later, the House rejected TARP, 205-228.
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In a word, George Will, “No.”
Not just no, but **** no.
Liberal Conservative Washington insider George Will doesn’t like to see things get out of whack. He’s probably more comfortable with Pelosi running things.
I really like “Congressman” Mike Pence. I would really, really like “Senator” Pence, since I despise Lugar. I would also like Indiana Governor Mike Pence too.
I will welcome Congressman Mike Pence into the race for the GOP nomination if that’s what he wants to do, but he won’t have my vote in the primary. Congressmen don’t fare well running for president. George Will knows that, and Will is one of the worst RINO pundits.
Is it just me or is there an inordinate focus on Mike Pence lately; as if by saying it, they’ll make it so!
Elite old school, old blue blood political families, yes the ones that decide WHO will run for key positions have decided the lowly serving class of America, namely US don’t know whats the better good.
Pense looks, smells and feels like a “designer” candidate.
I would not be surprised if they even analyzed his future astrology charts for power points and dominance, or confidence gathering.
“I really like Congressman Mike Pence. I would really, really like Senator Pence, since I despise Lugar. I would also like Indiana Governor Mike Pence too.”
Agree. I good guy, and he can really help the country running where he has at least a chance at winning.
It’s pretty obvious he’s running.
If he decides to run, I’m more than willing to listen to what he has to say and give him some serious consideration.
We need to give anyone serious about running,our serious consideration. I will not lock onto anyone until they make their intentions known. But.........there is not just one person in this country that is elegible. We just need to search out the best available.
Pence makes an excellent point for statehood.
I’m beyond considering Mitt Romney. Won’t vote for him no matter what.
George Will pimps for Puerto Rico statehood, too. No wonder he and Rove are pimping for Pence...
Through Puerto Rico, the GOP can reach out to Hispanics
By George F. Will
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Do you seriously think Pence is a RINO? Please explain in detail.
I vote for Romney to sit down.. take a hike.. whatever.. just get out of the way
It doesn’t matter whether the bill is legally binding or not. It’s just like Obama voting PRESENT.
Pence supports statehood for Puerto Rico and so does George Will and Karl Rove and all the faux conservatives.
Do you support statehood for Puerto Rico?
Do you want to pay for their ObamaCare-Romneycare, too?