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HarlanPepper

(2,042 posts)
Tue Mar 10, 2020, 06:40 PM Mar 2020

Is Mike Pence being set up as the fall guy?

I’ve long been interested in theories that Dump will dump Pence in favor of someone like Nikki Haley. A few questions:

Would Haley, or anyone else who fancies a future in national politics hitch their wagon to Trump after what is playing out like his Katrina?


Would Dump be at risk of alienating evangelical voters by dumping Pence?


I think the selection of Pence was done to insulate Trump as much as possible from whatever fallout comes, and because his handlers know he’s just terrible at crisis management. The optics have been grim. But conveniently the choice also serves as a ready made justification for dropping Pence should things continue to progress with the virus.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
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Is Mike Pence being set up as the fall guy? (Original Post) HarlanPepper Mar 2020 OP
I don't think he's thought that far ahead. He just doesn't want to take responsibility redstateblues Mar 2020 #1
Certainly. HarlanPepper Mar 2020 #2
Yes, that assumes way too much forethought relayerbob Mar 2020 #3
Pence is more coherent than Trump left-of-center2012 Mar 2020 #4
The only thing he does is pray, yortsed snacilbuper Mar 2020 #12
Trump needs a VP who will pardon him. Turbineguy Mar 2020 #5
Is the Bear a Catholic? COLGATE4 Mar 2020 #6
Yes....Yes he is. Thunderbeast Mar 2020 #7
Depends on last fruitcake he talks to.,. tavernier Mar 2020 #8
From the first day Pence was put out front on Covid-19. TomSlick Mar 2020 #9
Pence should have gone for the 25th squirecam Mar 2020 #10
Pence should call in sick. TomSlick Mar 2020 #11
 

redstateblues

(10,565 posts)
1. I don't think he's thought that far ahead. He just doesn't want to take responsibility
Tue Mar 10, 2020, 06:44 PM
Mar 2020

for a disaster

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HarlanPepper

(2,042 posts)
2. Certainly.
Tue Mar 10, 2020, 06:45 PM
Mar 2020

But I bet Javanka and others have.

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relayerbob

(6,709 posts)
3. Yes, that assumes way too much forethought
Tue Mar 10, 2020, 06:46 PM
Mar 2020

That said, he always has someone set up to take the fall for every failure. As soon as he says something good about him, the axe is about to fall

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left-of-center2012

(34,195 posts)
4. Pence is more coherent than Trump
Tue Mar 10, 2020, 06:51 PM
Mar 2020

Trump may not like that.

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yortsed snacilbuper

(7,947 posts)
12. The only thing he does is pray,
Tue Mar 10, 2020, 10:37 PM
Mar 2020

and religion doesn't make any senses?

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Turbineguy

(37,858 posts)
5. Trump needs a VP who will pardon him.
Tue Mar 10, 2020, 06:54 PM
Mar 2020

I don't think he trusts Pence to do that. Pence may act like he thinks trump has a delicious ass, but I'm not buying this obvious obsequiousness.

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COLGATE4

(14,788 posts)
6. Is the Bear a Catholic?
Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:01 PM
Mar 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

tavernier

(12,656 posts)
8. Depends on last fruitcake he talks to.,.
Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:41 PM
Mar 2020

And they all know that as well, the reason why they bow and scrape.

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TomSlick

(11,346 posts)
9. From the first day Pence was put out front on Covid-19.
Tue Mar 10, 2020, 10:18 PM
Mar 2020

The plan has always been to use Pence's predictable failure as an excuse to throw him under the bus.

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squirecam

(2,706 posts)
10. Pence should have gone for the 25th
Tue Mar 10, 2020, 10:20 PM
Mar 2020

Nt

If I were to vote in a presidential
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TomSlick

(11,346 posts)
11. Pence should call in sick.
Tue Mar 10, 2020, 10:21 PM
Mar 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
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