By Tom Quiner
I just got back from lunch with a good friend.
He’s an independent voter. He indicated that he’ll vote straight Republican this November, except for president. He’ll pull the lever for Hillary because he can’t stand Donald Trump.
He represents a lot of us.
This blog has been consistently critical of Mr. Trump. I haven’t decided if I can vote for him (although I know I will not be voting for Hillary). I’ll make up my mind one week before the election.
Upon my return from lunch, I just read that Trump is going with Mike Pence as his VP pick.
Governor Pence is a good, solid choice. That means we’ll have at least one adult on the Republican ticket.
The Indiana governor describes himself as a Christian, conservative, and Republican … in that order.
I can relate to those descriptions, as that describes the philosophical underpinnings of this blog.
Pence spent a dozen years in Congress where he championed pro life legislation, such as an end to tax breaks for insurance companies that cover abortion; or an end to taxpayer funded money going to Planned Parenthood.
In Mike Pence, the Republicans have at least one social, fiscal, and military conservative on the ticket.
Good choice, Donald.