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Can Pence break out?

| Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, 9:00 p.m.

A necessary exercise for America is approaching. It is becoming necessary to seriously look at the order of presidential succession.

If President Donald Trump is removed from office, will we then be endowed with a strong, intelligent, sophisticated person? Will that person employ diplomacy before war? Will social support programs continue? These, and many dozens of other questions, need to be pondered.

Vice President Mike Pence, the likely successor, fully backs Trump. He follows him around on a subservient leash, praising him more as a king than a president. Can Pence break out of that mold or will that leash remain tethered to the past?

Richard Boley


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