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Running mate Mike Pence: Conservative but not angry about it

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As a conservative talk-radio host in the 1990s, Mike Pence described himself as “Rush Limbaugh on decaf.” Two decades later, Pence is the unflappable conservative governor of Indiana who’s being plucked by Republican presidential contender Donald Trump as his running mate. Where Trump is impulsive, Pence is cool-headed. Where Trump makes conservatives suspicious, Pence has credibility. And where Trump struggles to draw evangelical Christians, Pence is well-regarded by them. A favorite quote highlights how Pence might smooth some of the…

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Charlie Crist vs. Marco Rubio a proxy for Club for Growth vs. Tea Party

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From the Frum Forum’s Steve Bell: One thing political parties and partisans seem never to learn: the purer you are, the more you lose. The divisions of Red and Green parties in ancient Rome, where heads literally rolled, have manifested themselves in the blog beheadings by the two greatest proponents of purity in American politics today: the “progressive” left of the Democratic Party and the “purifier” forces in the Republican Party. So far, the great achievements of these two forces…

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Forbes columnist: Is Charlie Crist ‘America’s Worst Governor’?

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Charlie Crist is an extraordinarily gifted politician, known for his unpretentious and warm demeanor. He might also be America’s worst governor. Read the rest of this article from Forbes after the break. Among liberals and progressives, there is a puzzling admiration for Crist, long considered by Democratic and Republican veterans of Florida’s political scene to be something of an opportunist if not a lightweight. In May, Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne wrote a column suggesting that conservative discontent with Crist…

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