Is Mike Pence positioning himself for 2020?
Mike Pence may be on the Trump-Pence 2016 ticket today, but if Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate was any indication, the real ticket he’s after is Pence 2020.
Gov. Pence had, perhaps, the most difficult and unenviable task in the debate: defending Donald Trump, his name-calling, and his extreme proposals. In this, the Indiana governor’s strategy was nearly flawless. While Democratic nominee Tim Kaine pressed him to defend Mr. Trump, Pence remained unflappable, smoothly steering a disciplined narrative thatfocused less on defending Trump and more on attacking Hillary Clinton.
The performance led many observers to proclaim Pence the winner – and a solid contender for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination. – READ MORE