GOP vice presidential candidate Mike Pence said his role model for the number two spot is the last Republican to hold the job -- Dick Cheney.
“I frankly hold Dick Cheney in really high regard in his role as vice president and as an American,” Pence said on ABC’s "This Week."
Pence said that, like Cheney, he hoped to be “a very active vice president.”
“Vice President Cheney had experience in Congress as I do, and he was very active in working with members of the House and the Senate,” he said.
Are they trying to terrify the American people about their campaign, or are they really this tone deaf?
Just the idea that Dick Cheney, or a Dick Cheney wannabe, would return to running this country is the kind of news that makes the little hairs on my ass crack stand straight up.
And the thing is I am all but certain that he would have powers similar to the ones exercised by Cheney when Bush was in office. To be clear, that would be all of the power of the presidency.
Don't forget that Trump offered that kind of deal to Kasich in order to convince HIM to be his running mate:
One day this past May, Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., reached out to a senior adviser to Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, who left the presidential race just a few weeks before. As a candidate, Kasich declared in March that Trump was “really not prepared to be president of the United States,” and the following month he took the highly unusual step of coordinating with his rival Senator Ted Cruz in an effort to deny Trump the nomination. But according to the Kasich adviser (who spoke only under the condition that he not be named), Donald Jr. wanted to make him an offer nonetheless: Did he have any interest in being the most powerful vice president in history?
When Kasich’s adviser asked how this would be the case, Donald Jr. explained that his father’s vice president would be in charge of domestic and foreign policy.
Then what, the adviser asked, would Trump be in charge of?
“Making America great again” was the casual reply.
I would be very surprised if Trump did not offer Pence a similar deal.
For those who don't know, Mike Pence is a evangelical Christian, who has no respect for LGBT rights, passed one of the strictest anti-choice laws in the country, is beloved by the Koch brothers, and is an adherent to the often mocked trickle down approach to the economy.
In short he is almost as big of a nightmare as Donald Trump and the idea of the two of them being co-presidents is terrifying to say the very least.