Tuesday, August 2, 2016
VP CANDIDATE MIKE PENCE SHOWS US HOW IT'S DONE IN THE MOST RESPECTFUL WAY ON THE FRACTIOUS CAMPAIGN TRAIL. WOW. Great work, Mike.
John Sexton @ HOTAIR writes:
This is how it’s done. Pence took a tough question that riled up the room and handled it well from beginning to end.
Let’s consider the list of things he did right here:
He respected the woman’s right to free speech.
He reminded the audience that that’s what America sounds like, i.e. disagreement shouldn’t get shouted down in America.
He praised the woman’s son for his service and praised the family.
He acknowledged the controversy.
He praised Captain Khan as a hero.
He said we honor his family as we do all gold star families.
He demonstrated that he sincerely respected Captain Khan’s service by recounting his story for the audience. He called Khan a great leader and an American hero.
He said he cherished Khan’s gold star family.
And then, having said all that, he actually answered the woman’s pointed question about how he can still respect Donald Trump.
Pence couldn’t have handled that any better than he did. Trump would be wise to follow Pence’s lead.
The audio above of this clip isn’t great but you can make it out.
Posted by Webutante at 6:47:00 PM