My friends in Ind run in Indy’s poltical circles, they are heavy donators and are well know, just got this email from them.
Here is what I have been told and I expressed my concerns about Pence.
He told me there are several reasons why Trump was considering Pence:
Most of the ideal candidates turned him down. Trump was on page two of potential candidates.
Trump favored Christie but Trump from NY and Christie from neighboring NJ would have minimal appeal beyond the east coast.
Christie, as a Republican, has been re-elected as NJ Governor – unprecedented in a predominantly state, Christie campaigning in NJ and PA could make a difference.
Trump plans a cabinet seat for Christie.
Winning the electoral votes in Indiana and Ohio is imperative, along with several other mid-west states where Trump himself did not resound very well with voters – he was too aggressive and New Yorkish.
He is tied in polls with HRC in Ohio and Indiana is a toss-up – Trump believes Pence can help him in these states with his low key personality.
What Trump really needs is to recruit Ted Cruz to campaign for him in these states. Will it happen???
Pence’s hard core opposition to abortion and gay rights will resound with the Evangelicals across the country.
These people aren’t going to vote for HRC, but they also oppose Trump too and could choose not to vote… Trump needs someone to appeal to them and get them out to vote.
Pence is close to the Koch Brothers. Trump needs money for his campaign. To date the Koch Bros are in total opposition to Trump. Can Pence change their mind?