I like Pence but the other guy mentioned in the article has one huge thing that Pence does not have. That is executive experience and the man I’m speaking of is Haley Barbour. Before this last election, the last person elected from the legislative branch was 50 years ago (Kennedy).
The problem with legislators getting the Presidency is that they have a long laundry list of votes on issues that may not always seem palatable to everyone. Obama bypassed that because he had been in the Senate such a short time.
I like Mike Pence but . . .
But I think he’s started off his campaign as a reaction to Obama circa 2009. The problem with that is by the time the primaries are heating up and certainly before the 2012 election, Obama’s impression will have changed into the 2011 version.
My guess is that by 2012, we’ll be clear that we want a candidate with previous executive experience who can show how to move the state of affairs in the right direction. A thinker AND a doer. A congressman can’t show that.
Pence is my congressman. I think he is going to run for Governor next year and then run later for President.
Christie/Rubio. That combo would likely deliver Ohio and Florida. If you win both those states, the odds of winning the general election are over 90%.
One may not agree with everything Christie says or does, but he gets the message and it is better than Obama.