Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Prediction: Pence Will Run for President

Governor Mike Pence
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If recent indicators are any guide, you can bank on something for 2016 right now.  Mike Pence is running for President.

Pence's recent decisions to take a harder line on food stamp recipients and to stand up to that horrible federal government and spurn the feds hand on Pre-K funding clinched it for me.  Pence's stunt on the tarmac at the Evansville airport was another clue, and his constant trotting out of his conservative credentials also are excellent indicators.

Using his position as one of the leaders of the Republican Governor's Association, Pence is campaigning in New Hampshire on behalf of the GOP's lost cause candidate there.  Pence has also been to Iowa as well as recently as last month.

He's running for President.  I don't know if he'll survive the long Primary season, but it's really time for the Democrats to get their act together for 2016 on who will be the challenger.  Now would be the time to drive home some points about Pence abandoning Indiana and looking for higher office opportunities.

The sad reality is that Indiana is just a pawn in Pence's larger political puzzle now. We don't have a Governor anymore. We have a Governor that's running for President. Let the crazy begin!

10 comments:

Paul K. Ogden said...

In order to run for President, Pence would have to give up running for re-election as Governor. I think Pence is running for VP not President.

Indy Student said...

Even if there is a law against ballot placement, I don't think it would hold any water under a legal challenge. The Supremes have repeatedly ruled that states cannot add requirements to run for federal office in state statutes. But regardless of what the law says, I don't think a Presidential candidate could get away with running for two offices at once politically. But several VP candidates have. Biden in 08, and Ryan in 12, probably others as well.

johnnystir said...

Pence isn't running for VEEP. He's running for President.

Paul K. Ogden said...

I think the Democrats would like to think he's running for President. I just don't see it happening. His first term shows he needs a lot more polish. He's a young man with plenty of time to run for President.

Matt, I know the case law you're talking about, but it would be enforced on the state end, by barring him from running for Governor not barring him from running for President.

Anonymous said...

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/10/01/252402/-IN-06-Pence-Family-Owed-9-Million-to-Indiana-Citizens-NEW-SCANDAL#

Many scandals and more will be exposed daily. It will never happen.

Bradley said...

Mike Pence is absolutely running for president. No sane person aspires to be vice president (unless you're Dick Cheney and you can control the president for a full term-plus in office, which was a unique moment in presidential history). Mike Pence may seem young now, but he is 55 (older than Barack Obama). He would be 57 1/2 by January 2017. If he aspires to be Veep and a Republican wins in 2016, he'd be 61 1/2 after a 4-year term (and of course if the Republican ticket would win a second term, that'd automatically mean he would have to wait until 2024 and be 65 1/2 at inauguration by 2025). If by 2020 the Republican ticket was a failure, he might as well forget ever being president. No one-term VP that lost re-election has ever become president.


And if he waits until 2025, he will be quite an old candidate (which hasn't worked well for Republicans in the recent past -- Mitt Romney, John McCain, and Bob Dole for instance).  Considering Pence has been touted as presidential material since 2008, there is no reason for me to believe he is shooting for anything other than president in 2016. Since the presidential season is already underway (ugh), he can run for president for a good year (or more) to see what his prospects would be before he declares his re-election for governor or an all-out run for the presidency

Anonymous said...

The war chests are gathering the bad and ugly on Pence. Tea Party and Koch all playing them off with one another. Never will happen. What a waste of time and money.

johnnystir said...

If he's running for Vice President, he'd just be sitting back at home and polishing his resume. The fact that he's actively venturing out to New Hampshire and Iowa tells me that he's running.

Anonymous said...

Yes he is running for the Republican presidential primary a.k.a. the most hateful person in America.

What a comedy show. He has sacrificed the well being of all of us. Our insurance premiums are guaranteed to be higher than states that accepted Medicaid expansion because we have to pay in our premiums for the uninsured. He directed the anti-gay legislation out of committee right after the Christy bridgegate broke. That was the first sign. Christian my toe! He is an atheist.

Anonymous said...

http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/10-02-2014/126793-pence_bosma_stephensons-0/

More coming from the truth media.