It seems to me that the Trump folks would let Matt Drudge, who has been friendly with the campaign, know if it wasn’t going to be Mike Pence.
Here are the links Drudge sends readers to:
TRUMP PICKS PENCE (At the time of this posting, it appears Roll Call has crashed due to heavy traffic.)
Up on the left, Drudge has these headlines (the second two weren’t linked as this went to press):
*TRUMP/PENCE ROLLOUT IN MANHATTAN FRIDAY MORNING…
*HANNITY FOXNEWS VP INTERVIEW FRIDAY NITE…
*FIRST JOINT TV INTERVIEW WITH CBS 60 MINS LESLIE STAHL SUNDAY…
And some background from the archives of Dispatches — here are couple of positive posts I did about Pence from a few years ago:
‘A Nation that Will Not Stand for Life Will Not Stand for Long’
January 26, 2011
A short excerpt from Congressman Mike Pence’s speech to the March for Life:
We must not remain silent when great moral battles are being waged. Those who would have us ignore the battle being fought over life have forgotten the lessons of history. As in the days of a house divided, America’s darkest moments have come when economic arguments trumped moral principles.
A nation that will not stand for life will not stand for long.
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From the article:
Indiana Congressman Mike Pence addressed this topic last week at the Values Voter Summit:
“[A] vision for a better America must recognize that our present crisis is not merely economic and political, but moral in nature. At the root of these times should be the realization that people in positions of authority have walked away from the timeless truths of honesty, integrity, an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay and the simple notion that you ought to treat the other guy the way you want to be treated. We will not restore this nation with public policy alone. It will require public virtue, and that emanates from the traditional institutions of our nation – life, family and religion.
Now I know some say that Republicans should stay away from such issues this year…that the American people are focused on jobs and spending and our movement would do well to stand aside, bank the win and return to fight after this fiscal and economic crisis has passed.
But we do not live in a world where an American leader can just focus on our financial ledger. A political party that would govern this great nation must be able to handle more than one issue at a time. We must focus on our fiscal crisis and support our troops. We must work to create jobs and protect innocent human life, defend traditional marriage and secure religious liberty.
To those who say that marriage is not relevant to our budget crisis, I say, ‘you would not be able to print enough money in a thousand years to pay for the government you would need if the traditional family continues to collapse.'”
Let’s simplify it even more. If this country is going to get back on track, we need more leaders who can walk and chew gum at the same time. Up until now, we haven’t had enough of them. The consequence of this is in the White House.