Meet Mike Pence, 'Midwestern Polite' With An Unrelenting Conservative Message

  • Meet Mike Pence, 'Midwestern Polite' With An Unrelenting Conservative Message

Meet Mike Pence, 'Midwestern Polite' With An Unrelenting Conservative Message

When Americans are asked for their opinion on Gov. Mike Pence, who makes his debut on the Republican National Convention stage Wednesday night, as a potential vice president, the most common response is a figurative shrug of the shoulder, according to a new Economist/YouGov poll.

The Indiana governor and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's running mate is the last on the list of more than a dozen speakers, including Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, U.S. Sens.

Whether the cuts do much to boost the IN economy is uncertain, said Purdue University economist Larry DeBoer, who has studied IN tax policy for about 30 years.

Pence was widely panned for the interview, in which he seems unable to respond to questions about whether the law, known as RFRA, would allow businesses in IN to discriminate against LGBTQ Hoosiers.

Ellis added that it's exciting someone from IN has the opportunity to be vice president, especially someone like Pence, who he said has a personal integrity that is "untouched". Indiana's jobless rate over that time has also largely paralleled the national mark, which was 4.7 percent in May.

Weeks later, Pence proposed a road improvement plan that relied on borrowing, drawing down state reserves and accounting gimmicks to reach an advertised $1 billion sticker price.

But that amounts to just a 2.3 percent increase for education.

Mike Pence sent Twitter into a meltdown when he tweeted a picture of himself and his family having dinner at Chili's - but something is not right.

Vice Presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence of IN points as he sits during the second day session of the Republican National Convention IN Cleveland, Tuesday, July 19, 2016.