To the editor: Indiana Gov.
But when Sen. Tim Kaine, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, brought up many of the outrageous comments Trump has made on the campaign trail, Pence just shook his head or denied Trump ever said them. I imagine that he was trying to say that Trump didn't really mean those things. If that's true, then how can we trust anything that Trump says?
Pence also kept blaming Kaine and his running mate
Pence may bring some positive qualities to the Republican ticket but he's not the one who would be sitting in the Oval Office.
Joanna Ryder, Hermosa Beach
To the editor: While some voters may consider Kaine the winner (since Pence had to answer for the indefensible statements made by Trump), he made two mistakes that might affect voters.
First, Kaine rudely interrupted Pence multiple times. Second, Kaine did not stay on point, as he would respond to a question on just about any topic with a personal attack on Trump.
One monumental mistake by Pence was failure to respond to Kaine claiming the deal over Iran’s
Kaine was a pit bull, while Pence was a gentleman.
Nelson Marans, New York
To the editor: The conclusion by your political writers that Pence won the debate was interesting and insightful. Still, I do not agree, and I doubt that many, if any, Clinton supporters do.
Pence was undeniably smooth, unflappable and articulate. But I also found him to be smarmy, evasive and transparently phony, except when he ardently expressed his religiously based objection to a woman's right to choose, then deftly side-stepped Kaine's pointed question as to why he didn't trust women to make that decision for themselves.
M.L. Goodman, Long Beach
To the editor: Kaine or Pence for president or even on the same ticket as president and vice president.