I actually had a funny little NY Times Editorial Board piece on Hotcoldwetdry teed up, but, this one is bugging the hell out of me
(NBC News) With two weeks until Election Day, Mike Pence has squared up his message for Republicans: “Come home.”
The GOP vice presidential candidate repeated the line seven times at a campaign rally on Monday afternoon.
“I want to submit to all of you, it’s time to reach out to all of our Republican and conservative friends and say with one voice: ‘It’s time to come home and elect Donald Trump as the next president of the United States,’” Pence emphatically told a crowd of several hundred supporters at a Salisbury, North Carolina, campaign stop.
Pence asserted that their ticket has “won over independents” and “many southern Democrats,” yet in recent weeks, Trump has lost the support of a litany of Republican lawmakers, effectively fracturing the party amid depressed poll numbers.
See here’s the problem: he’s not asking for our votes, he’s deeming the way we should vote. Throughout this whole Trump fiasco, I’ve mentioned this numerous times, namely, that Trump won’t ask for our votes. He’s come out with some good plans and such, ones which would be great if not attached to the name Trump.
But politicians still need to ask for our votes. I don’t mean by name, but asking groups for their votes. Trump and company have asked Bernie fans for their votes. Blacks. Democrats. Other groups. But, not conservatives, and not really Republicans. He’s said he didn’t need our votes.
So, this “come home” schtick has annoyed me more and more as the day wore on, politically. Perhaps Pence should come home and get back to his conservative roots.