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Sat Oct 8, 2016, 12:16 PM

 

Is Pence Going To Quit?

He will never be Vice President and he knows it.

What good does it do for him to "help" Donald Trump?

He can't help getting the slime all over him, and it doesn't wash off, ever.

Quitting is his only real option in my opinion if he ever wants to run for anything again.

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Yallow Oct 2016 OP
grossproffit Oct 2016 #1
stopbush Oct 2016 #2
Statistical Oct 2016 #3
aaaaaa5a Oct 2016 #4
Terra Alta Oct 2016 #5
book_worm Oct 2016 #7
BobbyDrake Oct 2016 #6
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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Oct 8, 2016, 12:19 PM

1. Trump would replace him before he has the chance.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Oct 8, 2016, 12:21 PM

2. He has to wait until the braintrusts at the RNC determine whether they

can run him as the pres candidate. If they think they can, he will stay on as a gesture to the party. If they are stuck with Trump, he may as well bail. Makes no sense to stay on a sinking ship that the rats are fleeing in droves.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Oct 8, 2016, 12:24 PM

3. No he will ride it out.

One doesn't simply "quit" an election 30 days before election day (and after in most cases ballots have already been printed). Doing that is simply quitting politics for the rest of your life.

So he will ride it out and try to minimize the amount of slime that ends up on him. He is also hoping people have short memories and he can reboot in 4 years.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Oct 8, 2016, 12:24 PM

4. He has established himself for 2020

That was his only objective. He joined the ticket as a way out of a tough Indiana Governor's race he could have lost. If his reelection in Indiana had been assured, he would have stayed Governor, and launched his 2020 bid from there.

At this point why stay on for 5 weeks? He has no more high profile event oportunities. The only national appearance left for him is to stand behind Trump during his concession speech.

There's nothing left to accomplish. He could leave now with the moral high ground and actually be in a better position for the GOP nomination in 2020.

It just makes to much sense. He would be politically crazy to NOT drop out.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Oct 8, 2016, 12:24 PM

5. What would happen if Pence quit?

Sure, Trump could replace him, but wouldn't Trump's replacement have to be officially nominated by the RNC? And what about the people who have already voted? Millions of ballots have been printed with Pence's name on them; what would happen to those? At this point, I think it's too late for either of them to drop out. The election is a month from today.

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Response to Terra Alta (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 8, 2016, 12:26 PM

7. Christie would happily come aboard

VP doesn't count that much--it's really the presidential nominee that matters on the ballots.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Oct 8, 2016, 12:24 PM

6. Something tells me he wishes he had chosen to run for governor again, even if he lost that too.

 

At least that, he could recover from somehow.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Oct 8, 2016, 01:09 PM

8. He said he can't condone what was on the tape and he can't defend it

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