Pence Takes the Night

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As anyone who knows me or follows my posting From the Cornfield is aware I am not a fan of my Governor Mike Pence. I did not vote for him in 2012 and had he run would not have voted for him this year in a re-election bid.

But last night’s one and only Vice Presidential Debate was clearly a win for Pence. Pence, who is the Republican vice presidential nominee, was calm, cool and collected. He stayed on point.

Pence refused to be lured down a primrose lane lined with thorns, but pivoted adroitly through the pendulums of disaster axes.

His opponent, Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, came across as more wired than that fuzzy, pink bunny that keeps going and going. It is if Kaine had downed too many energy drinks before coming on stage.

Within the first half hour, Kaine seemed petulant, overly aggressive and out-and-out rude, trying to walk on top of Pence’s statements. Pence came across more presidential and in command of the stage than any of the current candidates running in this presidential election year.

Pence was a total contrast to the top of the ticket, his running mate, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

But the big question is did Pence stop the bleeding from self-inflicted wounds his running mate opened over the past week?

What we may have seen last night is the person who will be front runner in either the 2020 or 2024 presidential election.

From the Cornfield, Pence takes the night. Hoosiers all over the Cornfield are proud of their Governor this morning, whether they will or have voted for him or not.

A Ticket Worth Voting For?

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This election cycle is not your usual Grandpa’s election.

Where once polished politicians were necessary or were sent packing, this year there is an anger in the land that’s boiling over. There is a bad taste in the mouth of voters for the same-old brown bag lunch of doing business like we have always done business.

This is why Donald Trump is the presidential nominee of Republicans, upsetting the Establishment.

This is why a Democratic Socialist Senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, preaches political revolution and won over 40% of the primary vote.

But one has to wonder if soon-to-be crowned Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is hearing the people. Or is she deaf like Sergeant Carter screaming, “I can’t hear you!

Today she stood for the first time in a rally in Miami, Florida with her new vice presidential pick, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine. She touted his credentials and qualifications, labeling him a progressive, when his voting record is one of a moderate.

In any other election year, this would be an ideal ticket.

Here in the Cornfield and across the heartland, people are fed up with career politicians. There is no way they will hold their nose and vote, no matter which party, where the ticket is a status quo slate.

To be honest, if I were to choose a ticket out of the four candidates of the two major parties, I could see me, in a normal year, voting for either a Mike Pence-Tim Kaine or Tim Kaine-Mike Pence ticket.

Talk about experience, qualifications and a record of reaching across the aisle for the good of the country, that ticket would have it.

But this is an election of outrage at the same old, same old.

Compared to the top of tickets where we have the two most disliked presidential candidates ever, where both have major trust and integrity issues, the second spot slots are filled by two men (yes, not politically correct) who both have no problems with the integrity issue.

I wonder did Hillary hurt, rather than help herself, by picking Kaine, a safe choice, rather than an Elizabeth Warren or trying to drag Uncle Bernie kicking and screaming to Blair House?

From the Cornfield, hold on tight, it is going to be a bumpy ride between now and November.

And remember Pence-Kaine or Kaine-Pence. LOL 😛