The intro to Vice President Mike Pence’s rally in Abingdon last night (see video below) for his good friend Ed Gillespie kind of says it all. In embracing Ed Gillespie, Mike Pence and his “good friend” Donald Trump tell you pretty much all you need to know about Gillespie. This rally might help rev up the Trumpian “base,” but even more so should rev up the large majority of Virginians (nearly a 2:1 margin) who disapprove of Trump/Pence, including 48% who STRONGLY disapprove of the “f***ing moron” (as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson accurately called Trump) in the White House.
As for Gillespie’s BFF Mike Pence, here’s a reminder of who we’re dealing with here: Mike Pence Is a Coward and an Extremist (“He’s the perfect face of the GOP.”); Mike Pence, your friendly neighborhood ‘theocrat’; VP-Elect Mike Pence Does Not Accept Evolution: Here’s Why That Matters; Before he was Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence led the anti-LGBT backlash; 8 Outrageous Facts About Mike Pence’s Record on Reproductive Rights; The Radical Crusade of Mike Pence (“He’s trampled on the rights of women, LGBTQ folks and the poor. Then there’s the incompetence. Meet, quite possibly, the next president”). Anything else you need to know — other than when and where you’re voting Democratic up and down the ballot on 11/7, that is?