In Wisconsin Pence endorsed former Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefish over business owner Tim Michaels who has been strong on school choice, fighting CRT, ending the border/cartel chaos, and clearly has a platform akin to that of Ron DeSantis.
Kleefish, who served as Lt. Governor under Scott Walker did a good job by previous Republican standards. The party has changed. The whole lower some taxes and regulations and do very little to advance the ball, communicate, fight for and sell a positive agenda to push back on all the damage that has been done by Democrats just does not cut it any more.
Pence has endorsed Karrin Taylor Robson for Governor of Arizona who is far behind in polling against MAGA candidate Kari Lake. Robson had to, like so many establishment backed candidates, reverse previous statements supporting an open border, civilian disarmament and other issues when she decided to run for office.
In the interest of full disclosure, while V.P. Pence and yours truly are not friends, this writer has known him since he was a local radio host in Indiana. He is a very nice man, but that is also his problem. Pence has shown time and time again he has no stomach for conflict. He caved repeatedly to the corporate media/Democrat narrative when he was Conference Leader in the House, he caved on basic First Amendment freedoms, RFRA, and other areas when he was Indiana’s Governor and has continued to cave when pressured. He is a great guy who is simply a disappointment.