So Long Mike Pence

So here’s what I think is going to happen.

Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate for President running against the incumbent Donald Trump, has selected Kamala Harris as his running mate — a choice I’m extremely happy with, by the way.11175D60-FD3A-49F4-9828-A151FBD0E87BNot only is Kamala Harris a very well qualified candidate for Vice President, she is the first black (her father was from Jamaica) and South Asian (her mother was from India) American woman chosen for national office by a major political party. And she is an accomplished woman, having served as San Francisco’s District Attorney, as the California Attorney General, and as a member of the U.S. Senate from California.

Harris’ selection will seal the deal with America’s black voters and will probably bring a lot of women voters with her who might otherwise not have voted for Biden.

So what is Trump’s play? In a last ditch effort to save his floundering campaign and to boost his chances to get re-elected, Donald Trump is going to dump current Vice President Mike Pence as his running mate and will select Nikki Haley to run with him in November.F69FFD85-E412-4E51-8B66-989D9E484258Nikki Haley is no slouch. She served as the governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017 and as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 2017 to 2018. She was the first female governor of South Carolina and the first female Indian-American governor elected in the United States.

I have no doubt that Trump believes that replacing Pence with Haley as his running mate will help keep female voters, who might otherwise vote for a Biden-Harris ticket, in his fold. Pence can’t do that and, since Trump already has the evangelical and religious right voters sewn up, keeping Pence on the Republican ticket doesn’t add anything to the equation. Nikki Haley would.

So remember, folks, where you first heard this.

19 thoughts on “So Long Mike Pence

  1. Marleen August 11, 2020 / 11:20 pm

    The throwing out of Pence is a possibility.

    Nevertheless, relief is in sight.

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  2. animar64 August 12, 2020 / 7:04 am

    Haley lost all of her credibility when she went on line recently and bitched because her popcorn was slowed up in the mail when the rest of sane America was worried about their medications being slowed up, or ballots being held up by Twitler’s crony Post Master General’s stunt.

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  3. XingfuMama August 12, 2020 / 7:34 am

    I too am thrilled by Harris. Biden & Harris is the ticket I wanted from the beginning.
    I wonder about Haley. No doubt the idea is being considered. They say Melania was the one who actually chose Pence. Also Haley wasn’t always a fan. She may be too competent and get too much attention for them. Also, they will have to consider whether Haley might be willing to use the 25th amendment. He can’t fire her from Veep. The pres is clearly frothing-at-the-mouth, bat-crap crazy.

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  4. rugby843 August 12, 2020 / 9:15 am

    Would hope all Trumpers would see this for what it is and I’m ashamed of her for even considering running w trump.

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    • Fandango August 12, 2020 / 12:11 pm

      Maybe. As of now, anyway. Who knows what will happen over the next 2 1/2 months?

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  5. Maggie August 12, 2020 / 11:08 am

    I have heard this prediction several times in the last week. I liked Haley at first, but toward the end she was just another of the many that cowered to Trump. She lost my favor a long time ago. Pence never had it.

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    • Fandango August 12, 2020 / 12:23 pm

      She’s turned into just another Trump sycophant.

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  6. JT Twissel August 12, 2020 / 2:21 pm

    I have no doubt that Pence is out. I’ve heard he’ll ask Gov. Kristi Noem (South Dakota). Didn’t Nikki Haley quit the ambassador’s job? So, aside from using social media to bully a popcorn company, she’s a quitter. Doubt she’d risk her political future to go down with Trump.

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    • Fandango August 12, 2020 / 4:35 pm

      I’ll have to read up on Kristi Noem. I don’t know anything about her.

      Liked by 1 person

      • annieasksyou August 12, 2020 / 6:40 pm

        Noem is the brilliant S Dakota governor who welcomed trump with a sweet little mockup of him as part of Mt Rushmore.

        She’s now welcoming 250,000 unmasked drinking motorcycle revelers to Sturgis, SD. What could possibly go wrong?

        Clearly ideal V.P. material.

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        • Fandango August 12, 2020 / 10:26 pm

          Ah, yes. She would be an excellent running mate for Trump. Dumb and dumber.

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  7. annieasksyou August 12, 2020 / 3:25 pm

    I’ve actually had this discussion on my blog a few times, and Twitter is now alive with it now bc everyone really wants to see Kamala destroy Pence.

    Haley is a hack who has had no credibility since in her finest hour —removing Confederate flags—she said the Charleston killer had soiled the dignity and true meaning of the flag.

    She’s ambitious, but I don’t think she’s foolish enough to accept his offer.

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