Mike Pence has canceled his second event since tapes of Trump were released on Friday. The two were supposed to campaign together on Saturday and now, only hours before a fundraiser on Monday, Pence’s team says that he will also be skipping that event. Though he didn’t give any official reason for missing the event, it’s pretty clear that he’s uncomfortable being seen with Trump after the “grab them by the pussy” incident.
If things don’t turn around fast for the billionaire turned presidential nominee, some are speculating that Pence may ask Trump to leave the ticket or even attempt to run for president himself. A few conservatives even came up with a scenario in which his run diverts enough votes from all sides to result in no clear winner of the November election. That means that it would be up to the overwhelmingly Republican House of Representatives to select our next president.
Pence has already come down on Trump pretty hard:
As a husband and father, I was offended by the words and actions described by Donald Trump in the eleven-year-old video released yesterday. I do not condone his remarks and cannot defend them. I am grateful that he has expressed remorse and apologized to the American people. We pray for his family and look forward to the opportunity he has to show what is in his heart when he goes before the nation tomorrow night.
If I had to guess I would say that Pence is waiting to see whether or not this last scandal is really as damning as it appears to be. Trump is famously able to bounce back from almost any gaff without taking any major hit in the polls. Likely because his strongest voters are racist degenerates that could care less about anyone who’s not an old white male. He once joked that he could kill someone in the middle of the street and people would still vote for him.
But people really seem to have been upset by Trump’s “pussy” comments and it’s still not clear whether things are really going to fall apart as badly as they would for any other candidate caught making those sorts of remarks. Pence is probably shying away from Trump while he waits to see how things turn out.
If they go badly enough, and if something else big comes along we may actually see him leave the campaign trail for good. Keep in mind that Pence is likely more interested in running for president in the near future than he is being Trump’s vice president. Hell, he’s probably not looking forward to a win. If just these few months have been this bad could you imagine having to work with the guy for four years?
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