Please disable your Ad Blocker to better interact with this website.

Whatever you may think of either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, last evening’s Vice Presidential debate settled for me the long running national indecision over just who will be our next President – that undoubtedly will be Donald Trump.

The strong and confident tone of Mike Pence made him the obvious winner over the timid and the juvenile performance of Tim Kaine. Mike Pence had a firm grasp on the issues and delivered that knowledge in a confident manner that sounded at times to be almost professorial.

In contrast, Tim Kaine constantly interrupted the Governor’s time throughout the evening and managed to come across as that fifth grade class know-it-all that no one liked. Kaine did do an admirable job of memorizing all of the currently popular Democrat talking points and then apparently inserting them all at least once into his ramblings, most multiple times throughout the evening.

Trending: Immigration: There’s a BIG Difference between Then and Now!

I believe that Pence’s performance will further inspire the already rock solid Trump base and also firm up the spines of some of those fair weather Trump ‘Republicans’ who’ve been walking the edge of indecision. You know who they are, they’re the one’s who seemingly get their news and all of their anti-Trump talking points from that other Irish commentator over on MSNBC.

take our poll - story continues below

Is Biden's Vaccine Mandate Unconstitutional?

  • Is Biden's Vaccine Mandate Unconstitutional?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Those Republicans with an eye towards the one heartbeat separation of power can rest assured that should there be an actual President Trump who one day doesn’t come down for his breakfast, his replacement will be someone who on Day 1 was not only ready to lead but actually better at it than his boss was on his own Day 1.

As for the Democrat response, I think that Kaine’s grade school showboating will make them think long and hard about that single heartbeat and Kaine’s ability to step up should Hillary fall down. Hillary obviously wanted a battleground state, Spanish speaking somebody who wouldn’t outshine her on a cloudy day. In Tim Kaine she found the perfect rube. As bad as Hillary is with the warm and fuzzy and the unscripted, Tim Kaine gives the appearance of being the narrator at a junior high performance of Peter Pan – unless he or she is your own son or daughter they’re just irritating to listen to.

Votes matter as do the consequences of not casting a ballot. Make sure that you get out there on November 8th and exercise your right to vote but also remember – your choice may not win.


The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author and are not not necessarily either shared or endorsed by

Joseph Dieffenbacher

My wife of 38 years and I are model makers and small business owners in the rural northeast, struggling like our neighbors just to get by. We have seen disappear the America that we knew while we were coming of age and it's replacement - something unfamiliar and unwanted and assembled in lightning speed. We seek to find the 'good 'ol days' again.


Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.


Need help, have a question, or a comment? Send us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.


Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?

Send this to a friend