Mike Pence’s campaign continues its death spiral as he holds the event in front of virtually no one

Mike Pence revealed what he would say if his child came out as gay
Mike Pence at the University of Virginia (Photo: C-Span)

For some reason, Mike Pence is still running for president. And GOP voters aren’t very happy about it.

The former vice president appeared in Iowa over the weekend, and embarrassingly, only a few people were in attendance. That’s not an exaggerated description either. It looks like about two dozen people spent their Sunday afternoon watching the unsuccessful candidate give his short speech on a trailer.

Currently Pence is at 6% in the surveysabout 50 points behind Donald Trump.

His minimal crowd on Sunday reflected this.

As with most of Pence’s campaign stops, the look of his event on Sunday was cheesy. Desperate to be relatable, Pence wore good old American jeans and brown boots and chose to stand in front of haystacks.

He was in Iowa, remember?!

But hey: At least Pence actually spoke into the microphone and gave a real speech. That’s more than we can say about his ridiculous gas station commercial where the gay-hating cop pretends to fill up his car with gas. (The car in question was obviously a red truck. So masculine!)

While we’re at it, has anyone seen Pence at their local Dunkin’ Donuts? He takes an order from Munchkins please!

Pence, who has lost all respect as Trump’s errand boy, spent the last week with Mitt Romney, who criticized the religious conservative for his gross hypocrisy.

“No one was more loyal, more willing to smile when he saw absurdity, more willing to ascribe the will of God to ungodly things than Mike Pence,” Romney told his biographer.

In a separate interviewRomney said he didn’t believe Pence had any “delusions” that he could actually win the Republican nomination.

Despite all evidence to the contrary, Pence still insists he can.

Maybe he can start by attracting 50 people to an event?

“Look, Mitt Romney has no idea what I did in government,” Pence said in one CNN interview. “I haven’t spoken to Mitt Romney in years.”

If Pence really believes he has a path to the nomination, he apparently hasn’t spoken to Republican voters in years either. (When MAGA extremists stormed the Capitol on January 6, they chanted their desire to hang the weak candidate.)

But Pence did Chat with a tearful voter at a recent town hall who called him out on his transphobic views. Social work professor Melissa McCollister identified herself as a member of the LGBTQ+ community and asked Pence about violence against transgender and gender non-conforming people.

Not surprisingly, Pence did not answer the question. He briefly expressed sadness over the loss of life before returning to canned remarks about his opposition to gender-conforming care for minors.

“When I am president of the United States, I will ensure the protection of every American and the rights of every American,” he said. “[But] I am a Bible-believing Christian and have certain opinions on this issue.”

As the mother of a transgender child, McCollister pushed back against Pence’s thinly veiled bigotry.

“I have worked with children as young as five who are gender non-conforming and have a transgender identity. And I raised one,” she said. “And that’s why it’s appalling to hear someone tell me that it’s not okay for young children to make decisions about their gender identity and to ask their school officials for support, protection and help.”

“Appalling” is one way to describe Pence’s record on LGBTQ+ issues as governor of Indiana. Above all, he tried Legalize discrimination against LGBTQ+ people in a religious freedom lawbefore reversing course amid a broad setback.

Pence’s rhetoric on social issues is just as harsh during the campaign. For example, he recently said Liberal states should not set their own abortion laws.

There’s nothing better than a small conservative government that loves states’ rights!

Instead of sparking widespread outrage, Pence’s draconian policy proposals are now eliciting only a few sighs. He’s stuck in the mid-single digits and hosting events for virtually no one.

How the hateful have fallen.

Charles Jones

Charles Jones is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Charles Jones joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: charlesjones@24ssports.com.

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