Of the two presidential major party presidential candidates--Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton--who has the least chance of winning, I'd guess (wildly and don't hold me to it) that Trump will be retiring after the election to his old job of screwing his suppliers and contractors by declaring bankruptcy.
Republicans had a gimme putt to retake the White House against the deplorable Hillary Clinton, but blew it by nominating the uber-narcissist Trump. But after the vice presidential debate, it's clear that Mike Pence not only would have made a better presidential candidate but a more-than- likely successful one.
There's probably not a truly objective judge of who won the debate against the loud-mouthed Democratic vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine, but opinion seems to be that Pence won it by being cool, calm and collected--the exact opposite of Trump. (There are, of course, exceptions.)
So, already the speculation has started that Pence will be a likely (and good) candidate for the 2020 election. (Can't we even take a moment's pause before diving into the 2020 presidential election?) But if anything, Pence demonstrated the knowledge, ability and temperament to replace Trump on this year's ballot. Right, it never will happen because Trump's gigantic ego would never allow him to do it, unless his defeat became so certain that he'd bow out claiming that the election was rigged against him.
But I can dream, can't I?
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