As GOP candidates begin to jockey in their race to the right, no one has been met with more jeers, boos, and brutal clips than Mike Pence. As he desperately tries to rewrite history, the message the Republican base is sending to Mike Pence seems to be pretty clear: bless your heart.
Mike Pence’s visit to Iowa was widely panned and it’s pretty clear Mike Pence has the distinct honor of being disliked by every segment of the Republican base:
Politico: “‘I don’t imagine he’d have a whole lot of support,’ said Raymond Harre, vice chair of the GOP in eastern Iowa’s Scott County. ‘There are some Trump supporters who think he’s the anti-Christ.’”
Politico: “At the moment, Pence occupies a political no-man’s land. Vocal elements of Trump’s base remain furious at him for his refusal to reject the results of the November election, despite him having no authority to do so. Moderates, meanwhile, see too little distance between Pence and the president he catered to for four years. They’re wary the association may turn off the independents and suburban women Trump hemorrhaged in 2018 and again in 2020.”
Mike Pence’s foray back into politics hasn’t gone well. He’s lagging far behind other GOP rivals in straw polls, and has already been heckled on stages.
The Hill: “In the survey that left off Trump, Pompeo came in second at 5 percent, and Donald Trump Jr., the former president’s son, came in third with 4 percent. Former Vice President Mike Pence clocked in at zero percent.”
IndyStar: “Mike Pence booed, called ‘traitor’ while speaking at conservative convention”