-Submitted by David Drumm (Nal), Guest Blogger
Although Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) was being pushed to run for President in 2012, he appears to favor a likely run for Governor of Indiana. Many on the Right consider Pence the candidate to unite the evangelical and social conservatives and the Tea Partyers.
How shallow is the Republican pool of candidates if this is the best they can come up with?
From Matt Yglesias:
And I can tell you this about Mike Pence: he has no idea what he’s talking about. The man is a fool, who deserves to be laughed at. He’s almost stupid enough to work in cable television.
At the Value Voters Summit last year, Pence won the straw poll for both president and vice president, beating better-known candidates like Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin. Pence, Huckabee, and Palin, a trifecta of stupid.
It is a sad state of affairs in this country when the favorite Republican candidates are of this caliber. That voters prefer them is a testament to the effectiveness of the right wing noise machine, and the Republican voters’ preference of style over substance. Style is easy to sell. No thinking required.
The fact that Republicans are effective at the polls shows the weakness of the two-party system.
H/T: Steve Benen.