Mike Pence has dropped out of the presidential race after receiving little support from his own party. Sunday must have been a sad day for the Neocons as no one craved war more than Mike Pence. Pence became the first candidate to visit Zelensky in Ukraine, offering unwavering support. “I have no doubt that if (Russian dictator) Vladimir Putin overran Ukraine, it would not be too long… before the Russian military crossed a border where we would have to send our fighting men and women to fight against them,” the former Vice President stated.
Then there was the Washington Post article from 2019 entitled “Mike Pence Predicts War Everywhere in a Few Years.” Here is the alarming speech he gave at West Point in May of that year:
“It is a virtual certainty that you will fight on a battlefield for America at some point in your life. You will lead soldiers in combat. It will happen. Some of you will join the fight against radical Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq. Some of you will join the fight on the Korean Peninsula and in the Indo-Pacific, where North Korea continues to threaten the peace, and an increasingly militarized China challenges our presence in the region. Some of you will join the fight in Europe, where an aggressive Russia seeks to redraw international boundaries by force. And some of you may even be called upon to serve in this hemisphere.
And when that day comes, I know you will move to the sound of the guns and do your duty, and you will fight, and you will win. The American people expect nothing less.
So, wherever you’re called, I urge you to take what you learned here and put it into practice. Put your armor on, so that when — not if — that day comes, you’ll be able to stand your ground.”
To this top Neocon, World War III would be a “virtual certainty.” The nail in the coffin for Pence occurred during his infamous interview with Tucker Carlson in which he admitted he supported America Last policies. “Every city in the United States have become much worse in the past three years. Drive around – there is not ONE city that has gotten better — it is very visible.” Carlson said to an utterly apathetic Pence. Carlson reminded the former vice president that the country has degraded entirely, our economy is failing, and crime is on the rise. He even pointed out that suicide rates are sharply increasing because the people feel completely helpless with no hope for the future. Again, Pence showed no emotion and actually seemed angry that Carlson dared to question his stance on Ukraine and responded, “That is not my concern.”
In addition to his warmonger America Last policies, his betrayal of Trump upset Republican voters. He wanted harsh penalties for January 6 protestors and election deniers. He repeatedly bashed Trump in the media and made it seem as if he secretly never supported his actions during his entire duration as vice president. Every Republican candidate who bashes Trump loses support. Trump has remained at the top of the polls all year without participating in a single debate. Pence is out but other Neocons are after his slot. It is up to the voters to keep these people out of the White House.