- Jan 31, 2009
So its official
however there are plus & minuses to him
1) Plus: he will shore up the GOP's religious base he is very right wing and very anti abortion and has been for all his career
2) Minus: the anti gay law he signed in Indiana last year (while anti gay activists stood behind him as he signed it) damaged him & his state, the state lost 12 large conventions, an estimated $60 million in business, and an untold number of businesses choosing to locate elsewhere, with the Hoosier State rebranded as the Hater State. Pro-business Republicans and moderates rebelled and the pressure force him to change the bill to remove most of the anti gay bigotry
this will cause many moderates to run away from the trump-pence camp, also Trump has chosen the poster child for religious freedom and anti-gay discriminationprecisely where pro-business Republicans have drawn the line.
Add the Pence choice to the most anti-LGBT platform in the partys history add to that Trumps many derogatory comments about women, and Trumps extreme anti-business positions on protectionism, and its easy to see a Trump-Pence ticket as attracting few pro-business Republicans at all, this may cost him the election!