August 13, 2016 10:00 pm -

Mike Pence is doing what a candidate should do, although he is constantly interrupted by Trumpians who shout out obscene statements.

In the middle of Mike Pence’s stump speech attacking Hillary Clinton and highlighting party unity, a woman near the front of the crowd inside the local civic center repeatedly yelled, “The polls are rigged. Trump’s going to win!”

Pence ignored her. He pressed forward with his speech, glancing frequently at his notecards behind the podium.

He also ignored the sporadic “lock her up chants” that began in a different corner of the room each time he mentioned Clinton.

He mentioned the “great governor” of Ohio, John Kasich — who has been targeted often in recent weeks by the Trump campaign — and got loud boos from the crowd.

He ignored those, too…


“It’s totally unprecedented,” said Ryan Williams, who served as spokesman for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. “You usually try to keep the top of the ticket positive and delegate the attacks to the vice presidential candidate. Now, it’s the opposite.”

“It’s not style or personality,” he said. “Mike Pence is a sane, rational person who wants to win and is acting like a candidate who knows he has to expand his base, while Trump is just flailing around and not listening to anybody and destroying his own campaign.”



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.