Mike Pence accepts V.P. nomination, debuts as ticket attack dog

by Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times  |  published on July 21, 2016

CLEVELAND — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence accepted Republicans’ vice presidential nomination Wednesday night, introducing himself to the GOP convention and trying to project a party unity that’s remains elusive.

A member of the U.S. House before he won the governorship, Mr. Pence amassed a fiercely conservative record, while earning a reputation as a low-key happy warrior. It’s a striking contrast with Donald Trump, the man at the top of the ticket, who has frequently switched parties and positions, and is not accused of being low-key.

“He’s a man known for a large personality, a colorful style and lots of charisma. And so I guess he was just looking for some balance on the ticket,” Mr. Pence said.

The governor said he began politics as a Democrat, and was an admirer of President Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King in his youth. But he said he was drawn to the GOP by President Reagan.

And despite his self-deprecating remarks about his lack of charisma, Mr. Pence slipped easily in the vice presidential nominee’s traditional role of attack dog, blasting President Obama for overstepping the bounds of the Constitution and eviscerating Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as a dangerous retread.

  • robert sanders

    Hey pence, LOCK HER UP.

  • justinwachin

    Hopefully Gov. Pence will be an effective vice president. I was pleased with his speech. Donald Trump could have done worse.

  • rockcut

    Pence will be running. like a puppy once E. Warren gets on his case….

  • Rodney Steward

    Don’t know the man, but he seems like he can handle the job, just hope it’s not a front like Obama had! We’ve got to get this country back on track and hopefully Cruz didn’t hurt things with his stupidity!!

    • Shane

      You can got to http://www.NumbersUSA.com and check out Pence’s ratings from that group. It is a better record than almost all Democrat politicians.

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