Trump Picks Steady Hand Pence

160712212507-trump-and-pence-0712-exlarge-169Having Indiana governor Mike Pence on the ticket may soothe some conservatives’ concerns.

Donald Trump accomplished several things with his choice of Indiana governor Mike Pence as his running mate.

His choice of the level-headed, consistently conservative, and strongly Christian Pence does a lot to take air out of the tires of the Never Trump movement that had been trying to convince delegates to “vote their conscience” at the Cleveland convention this week and deny Trump a first-ballot nomination. “The Never Trump movement actually rattled the Trump campaign more than most people realized,” one source close to Trump told me. “I think it helped convince him he had to play it safe and make a reassuring pick for VP just before the convention.”

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