What 6 RNC Attendees Actually Think About Mike Pence As The Vice Presidential Pick


The Republican National Convention — or should we say, the Hungry for Power Games — is well underway in Cleveland, and it's not surprising that the Trump clan has stole everyone's thunder over the last two days. Donald Trump's wife, Melania, delivered a touching speech about hard work and dedication — unfortunately, Michelle Obama delivered a similar speech about eight years earlier. Donald Trump Jr. followed up Tuesday night with another ethically dubious convention speech. This all sets the stage for Donald Trump's vice presidential pick Mike Pence, who's scheduled to deliver his great, all-true, definitely-not-plagiarized VP speech at the convention Wednesday night.

When Trump announced Pence, as his running mate last week, America seemed to respond with a collective "meh." The current Indiana governor is not only a relatively safe choice for Trump, but also an entirely expected one — another Evangelist conservative white man on the Republican ticket? Sure, why not?

So, how do Republicans feel about Pence, a former Democrat who has taken a hard turn toward the right during his decades-long political career? Bustle asked both convention-goers and protesters outside the Quicken Loans Arena their views on Pence and his ability to handle the role as vice president of the United States. Be sure to follow Bustle on Snapchat at @bustledotcom to see more coverage of the political conventions.

H. Alan Burton, 64, Florida Delegate

Barbara Wyllie, 74, Alternate Delegate For Arizona

Suzi Allen, 64, Code Pink Protester

Susan Reneau, 64, Alternate Delegate For Montana

Ronna Romney McDaniel, 43, Chair of the Michigan Delegation & Mitt Romney's Niece

Joe Fieldus, 64, Alternate Delegate For Florida

Additional reporting and images by Emily Shire