Why Pence was a horrid choice
Never mind the justice in any decision in social values, by picking a man who has the values Pence does on gay marriage etc, and that abortion in general results in a funeral, who but those who would/might have stayed home because the Cruz crusade was eviscerated would vote Trump over this?
I don’t CARE who marries who, or who you have sex with as long as you are not a PROFESSIONAL ‘I have sex with xxx, not yyy’, depriving me of the ability to ‘change the channel’. I DON’T CARE. SCOTUS decided as well, so unless that turns into Plessy v Ferguson and Brown vs Board, confine opposition to ‘raising conscience’
The abortion argument turns on faith it is murder. The USA has something better, it’s called science. There is a date in a pregnancy after which a fetus can be saved. That makes it a human. After that date, ALL ABORTION SHOULD BE BANNED except when the life of the mother is in question. All should be cognizant that this date will get earlier and earlier as science strives to save lives (so why do we strive for this, btw?)2) Free Trade
Pence has the 180 degree OPPOSITE view of Trump. If he cannot convincingly profess complete conversion, what is Trump thinking?
3) If this choice is telling us that Trump both needs the support of the RNC corporate R’s and the voters whose religious and free trade values would keep them at home, BEFORE he can embark on a campaign he will need 60+ MILLION VOTES, then he is telling us he does not believe he can grab the middle of the electorate and EXPAND the voter base within his ideas.
So why should I believe he can win?
After Nice, and Newt’s reaction (clearly unconstitutional, but on the absolute right path) and then the delay, I was really wondering if Trump was going to pick Newt, or Flynn, but Trump, the outsider, went CONVENTIONAL WISDOM and picked the path along which Republicans LOSE, and perhaps that tells us what kind of president he will make.
70-75% of this nation believe and HAVE BELIEVED we are on the wrong path, and Trump’s pick is a path well trod. The more this ages, the more it turns to vinegar.