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Where Is Gov. Mike Pence In The Stop Donald Trump Effort?

April 27, 2016

I think the best read this  morning comes from the conservative but well-written National Review.  For a week or two there has been talk about what Indiana Governor Mike Pence might do–or should do–as it relates to trying to stop Donald Trump from winning the primary on May 3rd.  The article today was perfectly toned.

The Indiana governor may not have been abducted, but he’s certainly missing in action on the central question facing the Republican party: Are you with Trump, or against him?”

Pence is hardly alone on the sidelines, of course. But the crowd of wet-fingered politicians trying to determine which way the wind is blowing doesn’t matter. Pence does. If Donald Trump loses the May 3 Indiana primary, it is all but certain he will fall short of the 1,237 delegates necessary to win the nomination on the first ballot. Indiana is now the Gates of Vienna for stopping the Trumpian takeover of the GOP.

Pence is surely aware of Trump’s unfavorables. But what he may not have considered is that if Trump loses the general election in a landslide, the recriminations will be ferocious. The postmortems will undoubtedly focus on who had a chance to stop Trump when it was possible. Among the first in the dock: the Hamlet of the Hoosiers.  

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