Trump has indeed picked Pence
by Right Wing Fighter
The rumors were true: Trump has picked Pence.
I’m not happy about it but I’m not bent out of shape by it either. Reagan made a similar move to win the moderates back in 1980 when he picked H.W. Bush as his running mate. Bush exerted little to no influence over Reagan’s direction. I think it will be the same with Trump.
The primary proved that nobody runs Trump but Trump. I highly doubt he’s the sort of man to be driven around by his VP.
If he were so easy to manipulate, what use would he be as president anyhow?
I don’t consider this pick to be a betrayal of reforming trade, immigration, or our foreign policy. Again, Bush Senior supported the populist, pro-growth policies of Reagan even though he disagreed with them. It’s certain that Trump extracted such a promise from Pence before picking him. Trump is far too good a businessman to have a divided ship before even sailing out of port.
As such, I believe Pence will be a disappointing but harmless bookend in Trump’s administration, should he win.