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Signs point to Mike Pence bowing out of presidential race to run for governor
The American Thinker ^ | 15/11 | Ed Lasky

Posted on 01/05/2011 7:34:36 AM PST by Lakeshark

Pundits have been speculating regarding the plans of my favorite Congressman, Mike Pence, after he won the straw poll for President at the Values Voter conference a few months ago and when he resigned as the Chairman of the Republican Conference late last year -citing plans that would detract from his being able to fulfill the duties of that leadership position.

Late last year, he told inquiring minds that he would be making his decision regarding his plans early this year. But now the signs are indicating that he intends to run for the governor's office opening up in Indiana when the term-limited Mitch Daniels steps down in 2012

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TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: 2012; pence; pence2012; presidentialrace
Fwiw
1 posted on 01/05/2011 7:34:44 AM PST by Lakeshark
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To: Lakeshark

Yea Pissant and “some” PDS haters on FR are deeply sadden


2 posted on 01/05/2011 7:36:11 AM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: onyx; Virginia Ridgerunner; sarah fan UK; Brices Crossroads; Bigtigermike; Clyde5445

Interesting observations here. I’m not surprised at all, congresscritters don’t jump to the presidency, and he seems smart enough to know it.


3 posted on 01/05/2011 7:37:07 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark; Brices Crossroads; Virginia Ridgerunner
Fwiw

LOL!

4 posted on 01/05/2011 7:37:13 AM PST by Al B. (Sarah Palin: "Buck up or stay in the truck.")
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To: Bigtigermike
LOL. You found this before I could ping you.....
5 posted on 01/05/2011 7:38:16 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Al B.
You caught me.

*Looks around sheepishly*

:-)

6 posted on 01/05/2011 7:39:16 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Bigtigermike
I don't care who runs as long as they've got their head right about the Constitution.

We can't afford to invest in the personalities of individual politicians this time.

7 posted on 01/05/2011 7:39:19 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Lakeshark

Good move for Pence - get that vital executive experience at the governor level - he’s only 51 so he has plenty of time to serve a term or two before running for president.


8 posted on 01/05/2011 7:40:49 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

I like Pence, and I agree, this would be a great move.


9 posted on 01/05/2011 7:43:16 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

I think Pence will be a success in whatever he does. If he’s going to forego a Presidential run in favor of the Governorship, I say godspeed. He’ll be back.


10 posted on 01/05/2011 7:45:15 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Lakeshark

Mike would probably win and make an excellent Governor.


11 posted on 01/05/2011 7:46:01 AM PST by dforest
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To: skeeter; Lakeshark

Rep. Pence made the right decision. Only one president was elected while he was a congressman, James Garfield. Two of the last three republican presidents were governors. Pence can be elected governor in 2012 and ‘16, and he might be elected president, in 2020 or ‘24. He was born in June 1959, so, in Nov. 2024, he’ll be 65.


12 posted on 01/05/2011 7:52:08 AM PST by PhilCollins
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To: Lakeshark
Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't Pence support the Ethanol industry?

Support for Ethanol is a fatal policy position and is validation for the Global Warming scam.

13 posted on 01/05/2011 7:54:06 AM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Lakeshark
Sarah must have tipped him off about her plans.

ineluctable

14 posted on 01/05/2011 7:57:03 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: skeeter

I’m glad that you don’t care, but the reality is that a lot of people even here only look at stopping a particular someone while they can’t defend these others who are less “constitutional” as you would want


15 posted on 01/05/2011 8:06:53 AM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Lakeshark
There is some much lower hanging fruit for Pence in '12.

This fossil needs to go.

16 posted on 01/05/2011 8:10:48 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I agree that Sen. Lugar should retire, in 2012. If Gov. Daniels doesn’t run for president, he should run for Lugar’s seat.


17 posted on 01/05/2011 8:17:22 AM PST by PhilCollins
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To: Lakeshark

I’d like to see him run against Lugar in the primary..


18 posted on 01/05/2011 8:24:48 AM PST by ken5050 (I don't need sex.....the government screws me every day..)
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To: lormand
Support for Ethanol is a fatal policy position and is validation for the Global Warming scam.

Support for ethanol is validation that said supporter is from a corn growing state. These candidates are men and women, not angels walking the earth.
19 posted on 01/05/2011 8:30:49 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Dr. Sivana
"Support for ethanol is validation that said supporter is from a corn growing state."

Translation: Finger in the wind politics is OK.

Does he still support the Global Warming Scam? If not, where is his admission of being duped?

20 posted on 01/05/2011 9:08:44 AM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: lormand
Does he still support the Global Warming Scam?

Below is a link to a liberal site that proclaims that Pence doesn't believe in global warming. The actual quotation does give him wiggle room ("the science is very mixed") but I believe that was before the East Anglia debacle.

Do note that some folks who support ethanol do so because they believe that it lessens U.S. dependence on foreign oil, not because of global warming. Others have been lobbied successfully that ethanol is essential to the state's economy. Even Jesse Helms supported tobacco subsidies. Crop subsidies are not the hill that these conservatives want to die on.

2009 Interview with Chris Matthews
21 posted on 01/05/2011 9:33:31 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: skeeter
We can't afford to invest in the personalities of individual politicians this time.

Worth repeating and repeating and...................

22 posted on 01/05/2011 9:40:16 AM PST by varon (Allegiance to the Constitution, always. Allegiance to a party, never!)
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To: Lakeshark; Al B.; Brices Crossroads; Clyde5445; Virginia Ridgerunner; sarah fan UK

FWIW, Erickson at RedState is deeply saddened, too.

It’s really disgusting to me, that pundits and others seem to think that they can pick candidates to run, when one of the most important criteria has to be the candidate’s own *fire-in-the-belly* to run!

I give you the almost dragged and drafted Fred Thompson in ‘08 as the sterling example.


23 posted on 01/05/2011 10:08:24 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW!)
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To: Lakeshark

Probably won’t be too many Senators doing it either after the disaster we have now.


24 posted on 01/05/2011 10:26:55 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: Lakeshark

My question is, does this mean Mitch is in?


25 posted on 01/05/2011 11:31:21 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: lormand
Support for Ethanol is a fatal policy position

Sadly, it's not.

26 posted on 01/05/2011 11:32:54 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: Lakeshark

He never entered. It is hard to bow out from something you never entered. I will be happy if Pence goes for Governor. He would be a shoo in.


27 posted on 01/05/2011 11:35:33 AM PST by dforest
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To: lormand; Dr. Sivana

Though I hate the ethanol scam, there’s nothing about being pro-ethanol that requires one to be an AGW believer. Diversity of energy sources is a good idea in itself, and if ethanol was all that its supporters claim, I’d be an rnthusiastic supporter, too, though I would still oppose subsidies.


28 posted on 01/05/2011 11:39:01 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: Dr. Sivana
I stand corrected...thanks.

I think way back to Jimmy Carter when he advocated such before the Global Warming scam started.

29 posted on 01/05/2011 12:39:46 PM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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