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Thu Jul 21, 2016, 02:16 PM

Trump, Pence, Indies & undecideds...

Trump is looking to bring over undecideds, Indies and even disgruntled Dems. He's made a play for Bernie voters many times. My question is, why pick someone so far right? Pence is a right wing evangelical. His record clearly reflects this. He's also a hawk.

With Trump saying he will delegate so much responsibility to Pence, his record should be concerning to moderates but more importantly Dems/Liberals that dislike Hillary. I don't understand the thought process on this.

I could see people saying VP's aren't that important, but in this case Trump is making him VERY important. That's worrisome to me.

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one_voice Jul 2016 OP
CrowCityDem Jul 2016 #1
jcgoldie Jul 2016 #3
NewJeffCT Jul 2016 #2

Response to one_voice (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 02:20 PM

1. He had to sure up his base first. He fractured his party. No time to worry about Indies.

 

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Response to CrowCityDem (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 02:22 PM

3. Exactly

At the time he was facing a possible convention floor fight. It must have worked because they all boo'd Cruz I don't think that happens a week ago.

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 02:21 PM

2. He selected Pence

so he could secure the evangelical vote and money. The evangelicals might have supported Trump over Clinton, but not very enthusiastically. With Pence on board, he might get a bit better evangelical turnout and some of their money.

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