Born To Be Mild Mike Pence joined Joni Ernst at her Roast and Ride in Iowa today. This is not his first time to this particular rodeo. In 2017 he was one of the featured speakers. He went through all the motions of being Joe Cool, but in fact while the real participants in the Roast and Ride trekked 49 miles from the Harley Davidson factory to the fairgrounds where speeches were made, Pence rode for 1/8 of a mile. Des Moines Register:
The vice president tooled around the Central Iowa Expo grounds for perhaps an eighth of a mile before dismounting to deliver a speech heavy on praise for President Donald Trump and aimed at convincing his fellow Republicans to deliver on promises to reform the nation’s health care system. […]
He didn’t make the 49-mile ride to Boone from the Big Barn Harley-Davidson dealership in Des Moines, traveling instead on four wheels and safely ensconced in a long vice-presidential motorcade. His ride, on a borrowed Harley with Ernst riding just ahead, instead looped along a stretch of asphalt from the back of the stage to the front, making for a grand entrance with a lot less risk to the man a heartbeat away from the presidency.
So Pussy Pence (hey, that’s what Donald Trump called him, don’t look at me) rode from the back of the stage to the front. I am awed. I strenuously doubt that today was any different and will update this piece when more details become available.
Here is Brent Terhune’s take on it, “mayonnaise is too spicy for Mike,” is just one of the great one liners he fires off.
This is the prelude to Pence announcing his presidential run. That announcement is expected next week. We are breathless with anticipation.