Update: Potential terror attack in Nice, France on Bastille Day. Truck kills dozens. Fodder for Trump as more terror hits the West. Will Obama say he has no clue about why the terror attack and call for truck control? Details coming…
It’s the rust belt strategy, stupid.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence will board the #TrumpTrain as the VP candidate, it is widely reported. Pence has already dropped his reelection bid so we take these reports seriously:
Donald Trump will pick Indiana Governor Mike Pence to be his running mate, Roll Call reports.
Pence, a staunch conservative, brings to the ticket legislative experience from his time in the House of Representatives.
Trump is set to announce his VP decision Friday at Trump Tower in New York City, the site he rolled out his candidacy for the presidency last year.
Why not Gingrich? Um, the Hannity interview. Newt Gingrich will be a better fit as Trump’s high level congressional liaison to push through the Trump program past that GOP establishment has-been Paul Ryan.
Why today and why Pence? First, two days of coverage full time for Trump, who relies almost exclusively on earned media to propel his campaign. Most importantly, the rust belt strategy:
Who do we think is the best VP for Donald Trump? Donald Trump’s best strategy is to win the rust belt states with the white working class vote. That’s the strategy. The strategy picks the VP.
Mike Pence fits the strategic bill although Trump is the only one who knows if the chemistry is right.
It’s the rust belt strategy. It’s the rust belt strategy. It’s the rust belt strategy. Chemist Trump thought Pence made sense.
Every revolution, full of chaos, full of turmoil, full of fire and music, needs a bland figure at a high level to lessen fear of the unknown if the revolution is to overthrow the ancien régime. Pence is that lower-the-fear-of-the-unknown figure Trump has chosen to help on Bastille Day.
For the rust belt strategy, Pence Makes Sense.