A question that is asked every four years is why are they running for president. Yes, we have those who early in the campaign begin to gain momentum and become contenders. But why do so many continue when all evidence says they have no support? The Republican campaign this year is an example of those who have failed to attract any meaningful support.
It appears that Tim Scott will be stopping his campaign soon. Tim Scott has done an admirable job as senator for South Carolina. He is admired by many and deservedly so, but proved in the first debate he is not ready to gain national attention. His PAC money is no longer there.
The real question is Mike Pence. Mike Pence had every opportunity to become a legitimate candidate. He served as vice president and stood head and shoulders above the vice president he succeeded and the vice president that succeeded him. Yet, when he was called upon to exercise legitimate leadership and follow the Constitution and not the demands of the anti-American and anti-Constitutional crowd, he failed miserably. He was weak, lacking courage and conviction.
The lack of character Pence exhibited has become even more evident in the current campaign. His debate performances have been minor league at best despite the left press advocating for him. We know this to be true based on numbers that are willing to take any time and attend his campaign events.
Pence is having paltry attendance, thirty folks at Penn Drug store in Sidney on a recent Friday morning; another 30 at the Olive Branch Restaurant in Greenfield that afternoon; 60 at a senior center in Glenwood the next day. What we do not know is how many of these people were just in the area and stayed a few minutes because they had nothing better to do.
It’s difficult to find a political prognosticator who is not on the Pence payroll who gives Pence any plausible shot at winning the nomination, a reality he acknowledged on the trail earlier this month. “The media has already decided how all this is going to end,” he told just 13 people at a Pizza Ranch in Red Oak. “But as you all know, I think Iowa has a unique opportunity to give our party, give our country a fresh start.” He encouraged them to “keep an open mind.”
Why would anybody continue with numbers like the above? The same question is asked every four years. In most cases it was a real long shot. Pence is well known. He hangs on with crowds that are smaller than what even Kamala could draw. Pence, you must become real. Nobody likes you and nobody trusts you. It is time to go home and write your book which nobody will buy.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.