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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:37 AM

17. I also think we're making a little too much of this. Pence...

... was a pretty logical pick. He brought the evangelical vote, he was a prototypical ďyesĒ man, and he didnít have any descernable charisma to overshadow or upstage the asshole.

Manafort was instrumental in picking him, and there apparently are some ties between Pence/Pence family and Russia. But I donít think there is any solid evidence that Putin favored Pence specifically. I might agree that Putin may have not wanted Christie on the ticket as I donít think Christie was compromised by Russians (he was compromised by good old fashion American political corruption), and as a past prosecutor he might have been inclined to sound alarms over some of the Campaignís most egregious actions.

Now this is not to say that Pence was not all in on the arrangement. I think he was. But I think thatís more a result of his lack of morals, dignity and spine. Not necessarily because he was a Russian plant.

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