GOP Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, Contemplates Presidency

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    Mar 28, 2015 4:48 AM GMT
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    NYT: Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, a Republican who is contemplating a 2016 presidential run, defended the gay discrimination Indiana law as an overdue protection when “many feel their religious liberty is under attack by government action.”

    The field of likely Republican candidates, eager to appeal to conservatives but sensitive to the worries of business leaders, seemed unsure of how far to go in embracing the law. Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana forcefully endorsed it, but former Gov. Jeb Bush and Senator Marco Rubio, both of Florida, left it to aides to point to previous support for such protections of religious freedom. Last week, Mr. Bush said he believed that religious people “have a right” to opt out of providing services for a gay wedding.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/28/us/politics/indiana-law-denounced-as-invitation-to-discriminate-against-gays.html
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    Mar 28, 2015 1:52 PM GMT
    I think in reality he is hoping for a VP selection so he can assume the mantle after a tenure as VP.
  • 24hourguy

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    Mar 30, 2015 1:55 AM GMT
    I was just thinking this could be a GOP ticket: Walker/Pence one destroyed unions, the other defended "religious liberty" against the tyranny of the gay -red meat red meat red meat with a tinge of martyrdom. I hate these fuckers
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    Mar 30, 2015 2:42 AM GMT
    Hopefully someone will take him out before that happens.
  • bishop65

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    Mar 31, 2015 12:17 AM GMT
    I'm sure a lot of RJ republicans will vote for him. Because, you know he wants small government and all...
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 31, 2015 3:22 AM GMT
    I find it amazing that he'd even consider it now.. now that he has brought "such attention" to his great state of Indiana...

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    Mar 31, 2015 4:00 PM GMT
    THIS RJ GOPer will not be voting for Pence. He's delusional if he thinks he even has a chance at the GOP nomination. His GOP predecessor as IN Governor, Mitch Daniels, now President of Purdue U., was universally admired across IN; Pence is rapidly burning what shaky bridges he built there. His arrogance comes thru every time he opens his mouth and if anything, he's only been effective at alienating almost everyone he meets.
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    Mar 31, 2015 4:08 PM GMT
    MGINSD: Am concerned that Jeb Bush, a moderate and Republican best hope, has come out and defend the antigay Indiana law. What do you think of his prospect now? OR is he just currying favor the Christian conservatives?
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    Mar 31, 2015 4:09 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidTHIS RJ GOPer will not be voting for Pence. He's delusional if he thinks he even has a chance at the GOP nomination. His GOP predecessor as IN Governor, Mitch Daniels, now President of Purdue U., was universally admired across IN; Pence is rapidly burning what shaky bridges he built there. His arrogance comes thru every time he opens his mouth and if anything, he's only been effective at alienating almost everyone he meets.

    Mitch Daniels had similar delusions for a while, if I recall. But he's way too colorless.
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    Mar 31, 2015 4:46 PM GMT
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    MGINSD saidTHIS RJ GOPer will not be voting for Pence. He's delusional if he thinks he even has a chance at the GOP nomination. His GOP predecessor as IN Governor, Mitch Daniels, now President of Purdue U., was universally admired across IN; Pence is rapidly burning what shaky bridges he built there. His arrogance comes thru every time he opens his mouth and if anything, he's only been effective at alienating almost everyone he meets.

    Mitch Daniels had similar delusions for a while, if I recall. But he's way too colorless.


    Forget "color." MD was one of the best Governor's IN has had, along w/ Evan Bayh, since WW2. Both did a good job of unifying and providing for the disparate parts of the state w/o pandering to either, which in IN takes some doing.
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    woodsmen saidMGINSD: Am concerned that Jeb Bush, a moderate and Republican best hope, has come out and defend the antigay Indiana law. What do you think of his prospect now? OR is he just currying favor the Christian conservatives?


    DK; I've heard mixed reports: he's either defending it or denigrating it thru aides. By week's end, with the revised law signed - substance aside, nice to see legislation enacted quickly! - we'll know more. What's clear now, and will remain clear, is that Pence stepped in it and is going to stink of it ever after.
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    Mar 31, 2015 5:28 PM GMT
    MGINSD said
    Sharkspeare said
    MGINSD saidTHIS RJ GOPer will not be voting for Pence. He's delusional if he thinks he even has a chance at the GOP nomination. His GOP predecessor as IN Governor, Mitch Daniels, now President of Purdue U., was universally admired across IN; Pence is rapidly burning what shaky bridges he built there. His arrogance comes thru every time he opens his mouth and if anything, he's only been effective at alienating almost everyone he meets.

    Mitch Daniels had similar delusions for a while, if I recall. But he's way too colorless.


    Forget "color." MD was one of the best Governor's IN has had, along w/ Evan Bayh, since WW2. Both did a good job of unifying and providing for the disparate parts of the state w/o pandering to either, which in IN takes some doing.

    Not disputing the point. But neither Bayh nor Daniels could inspire anyone to walk across the street, even if they were planning to and the light was with them.
  • tj85016

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    Mar 31, 2015 6:44 PM GMT
    the Indiana Idiot shot himself in the foot

    New York, Connecticut, Washington ban state-sponsored travel to Indiana

    NCAA Final Four universities denounce Pence's legislation