And who is Mike Pence? Well, he describes himself as an evangelical Christian , or expanding on that, a Christian first, and a Republican afterward. He will bring to the rostrum Friday night his well-pronounced values of antis - anti-abortion, anti-stem cell and anti-stiff tax on Wall Street bonuses, having added the last one Thursday in his futile vote against the bill. (Rushbo loved that one.) But in all fairness, Pence is not entirely wedded to negatives. He is , and was, pro-Iraq war and pro-Bush tax cuts. There are guys like Pence running around today that you don't even have to ask their names. Reconstruct the "values" model and a Mike Pence figure automatically pops up.
Frankly, I shouldn't care less if the party faithful gathered over their salads and entrees to watch old films of the army-McCarthy hearings. But they shouldn't do it in the name of America's greatest president. No, not Reagan. Abraham Lincoln. The gulf between the celebratory fiction of the event and the historical truth of Lincoln's unique stature in the presidency is shameful. Guys like Mike Pence, who boasts of his 100 pct. approval rating from the American Conservative Union, only make it a mockery.
Eat well, folks, as I know you will.