It’s Pence! Really this time. Definitely. Almost certainly.
The Indiana governor was framed as Donald Trump’s “safest” option—an archetypical right-wing Republican who manages to be both completely boring and totally evil. He has an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association, and the Cato Institute has called him a “champion tax cutter.” Also, he hates gay people and women.
I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Vice Presidential running mate. News conference tomorrow at 11:00 A.M.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2016
Trump confirmed earlier reports that he was going with Pence via Twitter, despite having said last night that he would postpone the announcement following the attacks in Nice, France. Plans change! And not a moment too soon, either.
It comes one hour before the deadline for Pence to withdraw as GOV candidate on Indiana ballot https://t.co/1UOeb16T9M— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) July 15, 2016