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Mike Pence for President
National Review ^ | 1/17/11 | K-Lo/Ralph Benko

Posted on 01/17/2011 10:06:43 PM PST by pissant

The America’s President Committee wants Indiana congressman Mike Pence to run for president. The group — which is made up of former Republican congressman Jim Ryun and Ralph Benko, a former Reagan-administration aide and author of the book The Websters’ Dictionary: How to Use the Web to Transform the World — has set up a new site, The Conservative Champion, dedicated to the concept of Pence for President. Benko spoke to NRO about the motivation behind the site.

NRO: Why Mike Pence?

BENKO: Mike Pence is extraordinary. He is across-the-board rock solid: He is pro-growth in a way I haven’t seen since Reagan-Kemp, he is staunchly pro-faith and a champion of social issues, and he showed courage under fire in fighting against the bailouts, the entitlements expansion, and TARP. He demonstrates impeccable integrity when tested.

NRO: Does he need to be drafted? He has seemed to court a national audience without you.

BENKO: This is not a draft movement. We are calling on him to run, and we are urging folks to go to TheConservativeChampion.org if they would like to see Mike Pence run for president.

NRO: What’s the difference between drafting and what you’re doing?

BENKO: Mr. Pence has reportedly said that he will decide whether or not to declare for the presidency by the end of this month. We believed we detected massive enthusiasm for his candidacy — not by polling or anything, just by things like informally asking rather a lot of very respected conservative leaders. We discovered that Pence was at the top of the list for the vast majority of them and near the top for the rest. We are merely making this small gesture to help surface what we think is a lot of latent excitement about Mike Pence so he can

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: mikepence; pence; pence4romney; rino; stalkinghorse; tokyorove
We should know his answer within two weeks.
1 posted on 01/17/2011 10:06:47 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

Campaign slogan:

“Pence for Our Time!”

No?


2 posted on 01/17/2011 10:10:30 PM PST by Hunton Peck ("Round up the usual Tea Partiers!")
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To: pissant
Palin / Pence

That's the ticket.

3 posted on 01/17/2011 10:12:51 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (They bring a Bible to a Memorial, we bring a T Shirt - Long Legged Mac Daddy)
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To: Hunton Peck

Or Pense Makes Sense


4 posted on 01/17/2011 10:13:29 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

He is going to make a GREAT Governor!


5 posted on 01/17/2011 10:15:13 PM PST by t-dude (Sarah causes banal and vituperous evil snarks to shriek in horror!)
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To: t-dude

He will if that’s what he does.


6 posted on 01/17/2011 10:16:36 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

Go here to push for Pence..

http://theconservativechampion.org/


7 posted on 01/17/2011 10:25:43 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

Good, I would like to see some fresh candidates without lots of baggage like those others,


8 posted on 01/17/2011 10:30:32 PM PST by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: pissant

Wow. One House Rep pushing another House Rep to run for President. I don’t care how Conservative Ryun is, he doesn’t really have the heft to make this a national movement. Either does an ex-Presidential aide.

Pence should stick to running for Gov or better yet knock out Lugar who came out today supporting another “assault” rifle ban.


9 posted on 01/17/2011 10:31:12 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: pissant

So far I like Pence.


10 posted on 01/17/2011 10:33:02 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: pissant

Good slogan (Pence makes sense).

I have no objections, but as Adam said in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, I am not going to commit until I look them ALL over.


11 posted on 01/17/2011 10:36:27 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Persevero

Me neither, but darn it, with about 20 RINOs threatening to run, we’ve got to get some rock-ribbed conservatives in the game.


12 posted on 01/17/2011 10:38:02 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant
Me neither, but darn it, with about 20 RINOs threatening to run, we’ve got to get some rock-ribbed conservatives in the game.

Yup. The only Conservatives with guts are:

DeMint

Pence

Bachmann

Duncan Hunter

Palin

Paul Ryan

Marco Rubio

13 posted on 01/17/2011 10:57:37 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: pissant

I read a speech by Pence in Imprimus magazien (Hillsdale College) and frankly, it was a helluva speech. I have no idea how well he comes across speaking, but that speech! I was truly impressed. We should definitely be looking at him.


14 posted on 01/17/2011 11:20:52 PM PST by Hetty_Fauxvert (March 2010: Congress shoved Obamacare down our throats. November 2010: We will shove it back!)
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To: Cobra64

Rubio is not a natural born US citizen .


15 posted on 01/18/2011 1:43:42 AM PST by sushiman
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To: sushiman
Rubio is not a natural born US citizen .

I thought I read that Rubio was born in Miami.

16 posted on 01/18/2011 2:24:50 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

Attended a Pence presentation recently and was impressed with his speaking and strong principles. He is a good Conservative in a solid mid-western sense. I have some concerns about Pence’s physically or presence, he appears to me like someone that has lost a lot of weight sort of like Huckabee....not a warrior physical type more of a plodder. That may be a good thing though, someone that will be dogged pursuing principles.


17 posted on 01/18/2011 3:44:24 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: iopscusa

lol...he has not lost weight...gained a little if anything.


18 posted on 01/18/2011 11:33:40 AM PST by Gipper08 (www.travishankins.com...a real CONSERVATIVE)
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To: Cobra64

Something about his father not being a citizen at the time of his birth .


19 posted on 01/18/2011 1:39:36 PM PST by sushiman
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To: sushiman
Something about his father not being a citizen at the time of his birth .

I don't remember. If and when it comes time, the vetting process should be pretty simple and straightforward.

20 posted on 01/18/2011 3:05:28 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: Hunton Peck
I was around for Reagan and Palin is Reagan in High Heels! She is better looking, but Reagan was not in his prime.

Palin is quicker in getting her words out than any politician in the last 50 years, this is a sign she says what she believes! Finally, someone who tells the Truth!

Some people seems to think a woman can’t run this country, that’s another reason why she needs to be the first woman President!

She would do a lot to hurt the men having sex with men lifestyle, Normal would be back in again! That’s probably the biggest reason that the anti Palin freepers keeping spurring out all the same negatives Reagan lived with, yes, our token liberal democrat Trolls and with their sick lifestyle!

21 posted on 01/21/2011 1:05:58 AM PST by factmart
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