Thursday, May 1, 2014

Is Gov. Pence Poised to Run for President?

Though it may be hard for Democrats to fathom why Gov. Mike Pence would get serious consideration as a presidential candidate, it's a meme that keeps cropping up. Brian Howey put together a column on the topic, and the departure of his long-time chief of staff to form a political consulting firm was interpreted as possible harbinger of presidential ambitions. Now no less than US News is interpreting Pence's somewhat subdued presentation to the NRA convention in Indianapolis last week as the sounds of a man trying to keep his presidential options open. One thing Democrats might agree on though is that Pence's being in the 2016 field as presidential candidate rather than as gubernatorial one would be a good thing.