Pence was more dignified than Kaine in VP debate

Posted 5 October 2016 at 10:39 am


Tim Kaine’s performance in last night’s Vice-Presidential debate was disappointing. Though he was much stronger on content, he otherwise was as rude and almost as goofy as Trump was in the first Presidential debate. Of course, Trump lacks substance as well.

But if likeability counts for anything, Mike Pence was the winner based on his more reserved and dignified style. Just as with the Kennedy-Nixon Presidential debate in 1960, one VP hopeful was strong on style and likeability (Pence, like Kennedy); the other was stronger on substance (Kaine, like Nixon).

The problem for Republicans is that Pence is not at the top of their ticket. Trump is not only rude and obnoxious by most reasonable standards, but his knowledge of all but a handful of issues facing the country is superficial.

Sincerely yours,

Gary Kent