Excerpt from The Resurgent
By Erick Erickson
Mike Pence is, if nothing else, one of the most articulate defenders of conservatism in the United States. Tonight, he will take to the stage and be next to a man who claims a level of private conservatism. But Kaine is, publicly, a liberal. Pence is unapologetically conservative.
On the campaign trail, Pence has been shackled to Trump and overshadowed by Trump and forced to defend Trump’s follies. Tonight, though he has to defend Trump’s policies, he can also shine by repackaging and better articulating Trump’s policies.