After a couple of days of will-he-or-won’t-he, Donald Trump has finally announced that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will be his running mate. Trump was going to postpone the announcement in light of the attack in Nice, but I guess he reconsidered. However, he is postponing the press conference, so for now all we have is a tweet.
Pence is a hardline conservative and a ferocious opponent of abortion. There was a time when he was one of the most conservative men in Congress, but time passed and now he’s just a run-of-the-mill lunatic conservative. He’s really unpopular in Indiana, so I guess the VP spot seemed like something of a life raft to him.
Pence is not especially bright or quick on his feet, which means he might have trouble defending Trump’s frequent idiocies and backflips. It should be fun to watch him squirm.
UPDATE: Presented without comment:
Difficult to do worse than an H with an arrow sticking out of it, and yet here we are. pic.twitter.com/yrABfBf80I
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) July 15, 2016
That is literally a T, er, penetrating a P. Which is actually fitting. https://t.co/K0KZGkz4Iw
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) July 15, 2016