Mike Pence suspends: ‘Not my time’

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Former Vice President Mike Pence.

Former Vice President Mike Pence told a group in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday that he is suspending his presidential campaign.

Speaking to the Republican Jewish Coalition, Pence said, “I came here to say it’s become clear to me that it’s not my time. So after much prayer and deliberation, I have decided to suspend my campaign for president effective today.”

Pence has not yet qualified for the third presidential debate for Republican candidates, and has slipped steadily in the polls, at the same time former President Donald Trump has strengthened his position as the leading candidate for the Republican Party.

Last week, Pence had still fulfilled the polling criteria to be included on the debate stage, but he had not yet revealed if he had met the individual donor threshold required by the Republican National Committee.

The third Republican presidential debate will be held in Miami on Nov. 8. Trump is again not expected to attend, but Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Vivek Ramaswamy, and Chris Christie have all met the criteria.

Doug Burgum, Asa Hutchinson, and Tim Scott, who qualified for the first two debates, have not yet qualified for the third.

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  1. I never understood why he ran. It was never gonna be “his time”.

    The hard left hated him because he was Trump’s VP.

    The hard right hated him because he didn’t back Trump regarding the election mess.

    The moderate right hated him because he was Trump’s VP.

    The average American had little to no idea who he was.

    Regardless of his positions, he had zero lane to proceed forward.

    • Pence was an olive branch to moderate republican establishment types – attempt to buy goodwill with the incoming Paul Ryan Congress. Just like the other cretins. Tillerson. Masterson. Kelly. Milley. Comey.

      All it bought Trump were moles that undermined his priories. The same R Congress that couldn’t spare a dime for a Border Wall is now happily handing hundreds of billions over to Ukraine. Milley was privately contacting the Chinese military leadership outside of the chain of command, while Trump was still C-in-C.

      Woke a lot of us up to how vile the mainline Republican/Conservative Inc. had become, and that service was invaluable. Trump 2024, I anticipate – will not be walking into the White House handing out plum positions to his enemies, whatever party they claim to support.

    • What election “mess”? Biden won fair and square in a clean election. Your “mess” (aka The Big Lie) was a mirage completely fabricated by Trump and his disciples, knowing that, once implanted in MAGAtard minds, would be endlessly repeated and amplified.

      Happily, many of those folks are now paying the price. You know their names – Powell, Cheesbro, Ellis, and many more to come.

      • If it was a totally clean election, why is the Biden administration and their proxies fighting so hard to prevent any questioning of the election?

      • While I’m sure “Whidbey Thedog” is a troll paid by Beijing and/or DC, it is a great exercise to keep pointing out the impossibilities of a Biden “win” and how corrupt all of our elections really are…..Below from the Federalist Article of “5 More Ways Joe Biden Magically Outperformed Election Norms“

        1. 80 Million Votes

        Holy moly! A lot of Americans turned out for a Washington politician who’s been in office for nearly 50 years. Consider this: no incumbent president in nearly a century and a half has gained votes in a re-election campaign and still lost.

        President Trump gained more than ten million votes since his 2016 victory, but Biden’s appeal was so substantial that it overcame President Trump’s record support among minority voters. Biden also shattered Barack Obama’s own popular vote totals, really calling into question whether it was not perhaps Biden who pulled Obama across the finish lines in 2008 and 2012.

        Proving how sharp his political instincts are, the former VP managed to gather a record number of votes while consistently trailing President Trump in measures of voter enthusiasm. Biden was so savvy that he motivated voters unenthusiastic about his campaign to vote for him in record numbers.

        2. Winning Despite Losing Most Bellwether Counties

        Biden is set to become the first president in 60 years to lose the states of Ohio and Florida on his way to election. For a century, these states have consistently predicted the national outcome, and they have been considered roughly representative of the American melting pot as a whole. Despite national polling giving Biden a lead in both states, he lost Ohio by eight points and Florida by more than three.

        For Biden to lose these key bellwethers by notable margins and still win the national election is newsworthy. Not since the Mafia allegedly aided John F. Kennedy in winning Illinois over Richard Nixon in 1960 has an American president pulled off this neat trick.

        Even more unbelievably, Biden is on his way to winning the White House after having lost almost every historic bellwether county across the country. The Wall Street Journal and The Epoch Times independently analyzed the results of 19 counties around the United States that have nearly perfect presidential voting records over the last 40 years. President Trump won every single bellwether county, except Clallam County in Washington.

        Whereas the former VP picked up Clallam by about three points, President Trump’s margin of victory in the other 18 counties averaged over 16 points. In a larger list of 58 bellwether counties that have correctly picked the president since 2000, Trump won 51 of them by an average of 15 points, while the other seven went to Biden by around four points. Bellwether counties overwhelmingly chose President Trump, but Biden found a path to victory anyway.

        4. Biden Won Despite Democrat Losses Everywhere Else

        Randy DeSoto noted in The Western Journal that “Donald Trump was pretty much the only incumbent president in U.S. history to lose his re-election while his own party gained seats in the House of Representatives.” Now that’s a Biden miracle!

        In 2020, The Cook Political Report and The New York Times rated 27 House seats as toss-ups going into Election Day. Right now, Republicans appear to have won all 27. Democrats failed to flip a single state house chamber, while Republicans flipped both the House and Senate in New Hampshire and expanded their dominance of state legislatures across the country.

        Christina Polizzi, a spokesperson for the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, went so far as to state: “It’s clear that Trump isn’t an anchor for the Republican legislative candidates. He’s a buoy.” Amazingly, Biden beat the guy who lifted all other Republicans to victory. Now that’s historic!

        5. Biden Overcame Trump’s Commanding Primary Vote

        In the past, primary vote totals have been remarkably accurate in predicting general election winners. Political analyst David Chapman highlighted three historical facts before the election.

        First, no incumbent who has received 75 percent of the total primary vote has lost re-election. Second, President Trump received 94 percent of the primary vote, which is the fourth highest of all time (higher than Dwight Eisenhower, Nixon, Clinton, or Obama). In fact, Trump is only one of five incumbents since 1912 to receive more than 90 percent of the primary vote.

        Third, Trump set a record for most primary votes received by an incumbent when more than 18 million people turned out for him in 2020 (the previous record, held by Bill Clinton, was half that number). For Biden to prevail in the general election, despite Trump’s historic support in the primaries, turns a century’s worth of prior election data on its head.

        Joe Biden achieved the impossible. It’s interesting that many more journalists aren’t pointing that out.

        • Your post, by its very length, defends itself from the probability of ever being read. Trump lost. Deal with it.

          • The inability, maybe willingness, to read and comprehend facts is a distinguishing hallmark of the liberal mind. It’s so much easier for Democrats and other low IQ types to just believe what they’re told. Hopefully the mutt can get through this short post without losing focus.

          • Facts ARE very hard to read or dispute. Your response shows that you don’t have the intelligence or attention span to address facts with anything to dispute them….just “Trump lost”….ha ha ha…a fine example of intelligent leftist debate in today’s society….

    • Christie, along with other Northeastern Republicans like Larry Hogan and Phil Scott, confuse their being the best candidates for their (deep blue, left-wing) States with the delusion that they somehow represent the Republican party on a national level.

    • MA; Pence and Christie were their own men not intimidated with what others thought and called it as they seen it and when Trump was off keel, they called him on it. Men who did not go with what was necessarily popular amongst republicans. Haley also tries to be her self.
      DeSantis and Ramaswamy are trying to win by popularity.
      Summarize; Pence and Christie had guts.

  2. The Plastic Man’s time will never come. He was an invisible VP until he stood by and watched Biden steal the election. Then he whined about the “insurrection.” RINO is the kindest label we could give this POS.

    • No – Christian is the label. The guy has too much character for much of Washington including what is now his own party. The high ground is gone.

    • He is a Christian, not a pos.
      If DJT (who I voted for twice) had a tenth of this man’s character, instead of his me, me, me ego, he would have beat Biden who was a very weak candidate.
      Of course Pres. Trump lost Ariz.
      Republicans & vets are not going to get off the coach to vote for someone who talked about McCain that way; a GOP Senator/war hero that they elected over & over.

      You have to actually WIN elections in this country, not cry & whine over them when you lose (because of your mouth)
      Even HRC handled her upset loss better then Pres. Trump, the egotist, how lame is that?
      PS: if nominated I will vote Trump again, any Republican is better then any Democrat & he has Israel’s back.

      • I agree with most of what you write, but am disappointed to see that you, in your PS, have sold your ethical soul.

        Ethics come before Party – not after.

        • God: “I will bless the people that bless you & I will curse the people that curse you. All the families on earth shall be blessed through you”

          Abraham: “OK”
          The Democrats do not believe this, none of them as far as I can tell, especially not Jewish democrats.
          My ethics are solid, Thank You.

        • “Ethics come before Party – not after.”
          Can you name any politicians that actually adhere to that philosophy?
          Any at all?
          .
          Nope? Neither can it.

      • I am with you except for your last sentence. Enough is enough. We must demand better leaders and better candidates.

  3. The pro Trump side of the equation will never consider anyone else at this point. President Trump’s actions, policies and goals are the only ones that can move this nation forward toward repairs after the last and continuing federal fiascos.

      • He still has 1.1 mil. Gee I wonder what happens to the leftover? Running for office is a great gig if you have the donors. Oh, That swamper wrote a book, too. I think the title was “God Help Us If I Get Elected”.

    • No one who associates themselves with Donald J. Trump comes away unscathed. Just ask his wives, his Cabinet, his lawyers, his contractors, his employees, his VP, and even…his kids.

    • It is telling, not in a flattering way, the amount of people who throw the word treason around with zero understanding of the word.

      Case in point above.

      • treason /trē′zən/
        noun
        1. The betrayal of allegiance toward one’s own country, especially by committing hostile acts against it or aiding its enemies in committing such acts.
        2. The betrayal of someone’s trust or confidence.
        3. A betraying; treachery; breach of faith.

        He committed treason under all of these definitions. His act of not turning the electors back to the states who said they wanted to do further investigation of a highly suspect election has since turned this country completely over to a corrupt administration paid for by other countries this is actively destroying the country……destroying our dollar, opening our borders, destroying our oil production, and starting wars all over the globe…..What would you call it?

        • I agree that he committed treason to God by supporting Trump’s lies for 4 years, but held firm to the Constitution. What Trump suggested has been debunked many times and would be a ridiculous loophole in our system if it was the case. Fortunately it isn’t – Pence got it right.

      • Pretty sure handing over the keys to your country to a regime which is literally destroying it probably qualifies….What would you call it?

  4. I never have heard Pence speak. He was very quiet as a VP, silent afterwards, then appeared as a presidential candidate. Still haven’t heard him speak much. Oh well.

    • Jim. Remember that Wonder bread and mayonnaise sandwich you ate seven weeks ago? Of course you don’t. Pence is extraordinarily forgettable.

      • Wouldn’t you know that Wonder Bread comes from Indiana? Don’t know about mayonnaise, though. And, by the way, Indiana is supposed to be where most of the marshmallows come from, as well.

  5. Pence’s time will never happen, He is a Judas & have you noticed He is one that the FBI never investigated, Why is that? Deep State.

  6. He stood against the greatest man to ever sit in the Oval Office. For that, he must be forgotten. He was in a position to save this country, to return DJT to his rightful position, and Pence failed to do so. Now we have China Joe, persecuting DJT and those who supported him. This entire fiasco is Pence’s fault. Whether he had the constitutional authority to reject the vote or not is immaterial – he had the bound duty to save this nation, to do whatever it took to ensure DJT remained in office, and he could have done it, but he did not.

  7. Since Jan 6th, the voters who believed voting counting were compromised. The voters he needs are mad at him. Him thinking he still had the peoples support like before Jan 6th just shows he out of touch with the people.

  8. What a smarmy, sanctimonious, hypocritical man. Disgustingly sycophantic when VP, standing by and beaming at His Man, afraid to cross him in even the slightest.

    How he EVER justified his support of Trump in view of his purported Christianity is beyond me. Good riddance – forever.

    • Certainly cant blame Mike for thinking He would have a shot at the job considering 80 million+ people supported the loser occupying the Oral office…But all we have to do is watch the actions of his supporters and voters from 50 prestigious universities from around the US defend AND support terrorist attacks that beheaded young children and infants chanting “Kill the Jews”.
      Their show in Grand Central Station this week really shows their appreciation for taxpayer funded education “Grandpa Bloodstains” is supporting this particular group of constituents with along with all the illegal aliens (constituents) He is importing.

      The bar has been reduced to a new level of incompetence for the office of President as Obama pointed out “Leave it to Joe Biden, He really knows how to F**K S**T UP”.

  9. The level of denial in these comments is stunning. Biden won and Pence did his constitutional duty. Get over yourselves you sore loser snowflakes.

    • Gee… I wonder cman.
      Would your attitude be exactly the same if the opposite happened?
      If Biden was ahead in most states when suddenly counting stopped for the night, but then was behind when it started up again? Would you be so convinced there was no election fraud?
      .
      When you see something suspicious, you investigate. But, not the 2020 election. Nope, asking questions about it will get you indicted.
      .
      And, let’s talk a bit about human nature. If I won the Presidency with the largest popular vote ever, and I knew it was a perfectly clean election, I would be thrilled to have audits performed, to get every ballot examined, to ensure that none of the “funny looking stuff” was cheating. But, instead the DOJ, Congress, etc… the whole swamp really, is spending a tremendous amount of effort silencing anyone who questions it.
      Why? Biden won, right? Fair election, right? Most secure election ever, if I remember correctly, but no one is allowed to look into it?

    • Back at you, c(ommunist)man.

      Your radical leftist denial of the obvious and inherent corruption and manipulation of the vote by pro-establishment, pro-Democrat forces in the 2020 presidential (s)election is stunning. But sadly, no more stunning than your consistent defense of EVERYTHING pro-globalist and pro-establishment.

      It is illustrative that in all the comments I have made in this and other forums, blasting you with what I consider the ultimate and damning epithet of “conformist”, not a single ONE of you have ever challenged that condemnation. Which inexplicably to me, only demonstrates that you not only agree with my assessment of you, but actually take comfort if not pride in it.

      • Not really, I just feel zero need to defend myself against someone like yourself. Plus, I think it’s bad form to be mean to someone who is clearly mentally ill.

  10. Trump has now gone beyond his ‘use by’ date, and Pence is not the white-hot and eloquent anti-corruption (China being the greatest source of institutional corruption) reformer that we must elect in 2024. Methinks that Pence’s prayers had little to do with his decision.

    However, let’s pray that a worthy statesman will soon emerge from the herd. Would prayer bring us a Teddy Roosevelt?

    And speaking of prayer, the type that might be most efficacious for the USA is one of personal and corporate confession and repentance. Certainly this is the prayer that I am compelled to bring each day to the Almighty Father.

    • AMEN to Teddy Roosevelt and your Trump observation. He wins the nomination and we get Biden for 4 more – anybody else but Trump wins.

      • He certified the election with far less than 2/3 of the house as required. Debate was not allowed, it was unconstitutional.
        That’s just the tip of the fraud that was 2020.

  11. If Trump is president again. He’ll do just fine like the first time with US House and US Senate. Its the Trump haters I be concerned about. In 2016 they screamed and cried in utter despair so shocked he won, they carried that shock and despair for four long years. Second time, I be concerned Trump haters will be little anarchists reburning democrat cities down all over again as they did in 2020.

  12. He says he’s a Christian. A Christian would approach the issue man to man, not make it public. And as far as I’m concerned, there was a lot of reports of vote irregularities. I think Trump won. And if all the losers that deny it, you’re the ones responsible for the crisis our country finds itself in now. WW3 imminent, a world turned into a modern day Sodom and Gomorrah. There will be justice at the end of this time in history.

  13. Liz Cheney, Michael Pence…. Democrats still hate you and you betrayed the People on Right… weak GOP days are numbered.

  14. Wow ! I never understood why he was running ! He’ll go down as the biggest back stabber in US history ! Almost hilarious as his campaign motto was to muther F’er DJT ! He’s both pretty slow and corrupt . Folks are waking up to the fact that things are rank and rotten

  15. On a different subject yesterday at Phoenix airport in order to check through TSA they took your picture. Wtf is with this new geo tracking bs. ??? They have cameras mounted At every check through. You step back like a criminal getting your mug shot.

  16. Greg you’re such a stupid shit. I don’t have anything to hide but I sure don’t want the government watching my every move. They are geo tracking you every single minute. WHY. Who in government needs this info. If you have a cell phone. They know what food you buy. How much gas you buy. What vehicle you drive. Where you live. I suppose you like them knowing your every move. ???? Apparently you like being tracked. So much for FREEDOM. Your comments are generally moronic. Apparently you’re a x Or retired government worker. You definitely had your brains sucked out your ear.

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