October 5, 2016
Mike Pence meets Tim Kaine: The Debate favours Pence
I watched the debate on CNN this morning and give Governor Mike Pence the edge in the first of two debates between the two Vice Presidential Nominees. And here is why.
The former Indiana Governor was on the offense and talked most eloquently about change and alternative domestic and foreign policies under the Trump Presidency. That could resonate with millennial voters, who are sick and tired of the gridlock in Washington DC
Governor Tim Kaine, on the other hand, was put on the defensive, having to justify Hillary Clinton’s policies, which are perceived as being a continuation of those of the Obama Administration. To make things worse, he interrupted his Republican opponent during the debate on a number of occasions. He appeared nervous and unsure of himself.
I think Governor Pence could have been a better Republican nominee than Donald Trump. So it is fortunate for the Democrats that he is not running against Secretary Hillary Clinton.
Fortunately too that the Vice Presidential debate likely have very little effect on the final outcome on November 8, 2016. We have, therefore, to watch the remaining Clinton-Trump debates later this month to see whether Mr. Tump will do much better than what he did during his first encounter with Mrs. Clinton to convince American voters that he is qualified to be the next POTUS. –Din Merican