Trump's Opponents Should Hope He Sticks Around

Donald Trump at the 36th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service. Wikimedia Commons/Public domain

Democrats struggling to draw Watergate comparisons should look further back in history.

Vice President Pence is also a grayish former governor with a strong record, and a man of few but well-chosen words. Anyone who watched him wipe up the floor with Sen. Tim Kaine, his Democratic counterpart in the 2016 vice presidential debate, saw a master communicator at work. He’s comfortable with himself and with the issues, he inspires a quiet confidence in others, and he would have the united backing of his party and many independent voters looking for a calm, grown-up, no-drama approach to making the political system work for the national interest and for ordinary Americans.

The more I look at Vice President Mike Pence, the more convinced I am that the Trump haters in the media and in the Democratic Party should be careful what they wish for.

Aram Bakshian Jr. served as an aide to presidents Nixon, Ford and Reagan and has been widely published here and overseas on politics, history, gastronomy and the arts.

Image: Donald Trump at the 36th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service. Wikimedia Commons/Public domain

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