Pence: Election is 'choice between two futures'

Posted October 12, 2016
Updated October 13, 2016

— Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence on Wednesday rallied voters at a north Raleigh event, but he made no mention of the 2005 video of running mate Donald Trump that has caused controversy over the past week.

A video in which Trump was heard making lewd comments about women with then “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush has caused numerous Republicans to withdraw their support of Trump over the past week, and some questioned whether Pence would continue to remain on the ticket.

During the 35-minute speech, Pence described Trump as a fighter and a winner who “embodies the spirit of the country.” In contrast, he said Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will offer a continuation of the policies seen under the Obama administration and “embodies the failed status quo.”

“This election is not so much a choice between two people. It’s really a choice between two futures,” Pence said.

Pence said that a Trump administration would focus on prosperity, security for citizens and law enforcement officers and rebuilding the American military.

Pence said Trump will cut taxes for working families, small businesses and family farms and will lower business taxes. He also promised a repeal of the Affordable Care Act and health care reform that lowers the cost of health insurance.

“We’re going to do it the American way by unleashing the free market economy to meet our insurance needs,” he said.


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  • Alan Womack Oct 15, 2016
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    I'll take the future without the apocalyptic ending, thank you very much. The one where America doesn't look like a backward evangelical cesspool of stupidity and bigotry. The one without Trump and Pence.

  • Ray Ubinger Oct 13, 2016
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    So he can't count to three. That's how many candidates are on every American's ballot.

  • Edward Anderson Oct 13, 2016
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    The out come of this election is not a choice between two futures, it's a choice between the past that Trump can't/won't let go of (monopolies, slavery and male dominance) and the future that we hope for (equal opportunities, freedom and compassion.) It breaks my heart to hear "Christians" demanding injustice for their fellow human beings out of fear of anyone that doesn't look/act/believe exactly like them.

  • Aiden Audric Oct 13, 2016
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    "We’re going to do it the American way by unleashing the free market economy to meet our insurance needs"

    Yeah, how'd that work for the housing market? Wall Street. Enron. Oh, yeah, and the insurance companies who used to be the real death panels.

    Do people still buy into this load?

  • Linda Tally Oct 13, 2016
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    It IS a choice between two futures. I MUCH prefer one without Trump anywhere in the country, much less in the White House.

  • Lance Boyle Oct 12, 2016
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    Have we forgotten what our flag looks like, maybe Pence would be well served to have a picture of his mother behind him instead.

  • Lance Boyle Oct 12, 2016
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    As much as it pains me, I am going to have to admit it. The popularity of reality TV stars and their shows is not just some horror of my imagination. It is real, we have fallen so far that we now rest on the edge of the abyss with our greedy, self absorbed selves. We are too lazy to think so we succumb to our id and disregard our super-ego yet call ourselves conservative Christians. We are so mixed up we probably deserve the destruction that will surely soon follow.

  • Mitch Meyers Oct 12, 2016
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    It's humorous how the first three paragraphs of this "article" deal with something that occurred entirely outside of the event itself. This isn't reporting. It's biased proselytizing, standard MSM procedure. I was there tonight and it was a positive and enjoyable evening.