Waaaa! After VP Debate, GOPers Weep That Pence Isn’t The Top Of The Ticket

Republican vice-presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence waves to members of the audience following the vice-presidential debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Va., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Lauren Fox contributed reporting.

By the time the vice presidential debate came to a close Tuesday night, many conservatives had concluded that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) had a better debate performance than Donald Trump and were longing for a Republican presidential ticket with Pence at the top.

When asked if Trump could learn anything from Pence’s debate performance, former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), a Trump supporter on hand in the post-debate spin room at Longwood University, said, “Yeah, everything.”

“I thought Pence did a superior job,” Brown added. “Donald Trump, as I said before, missed a lot of easy softball responses last time.”

Conservative pundits on Twitter noted that Pence outperformed Trump, some wishing that Pence was the presidential nominee.

Former Ted Cruz spokeswoman Amanda Carpenter:

National Review editor Rich Lowry:

Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol:

National Review writer David French:

Townhall politics editor and Fox News contributor Guy Benson:

Weekly Standard writer Stephen Hayes:

Daily Wire editor Ben Shapiro:

Former Fox News contributor and “The View” co-host Jedediah Bila:

Conservative radio host Dana Loesch:

Daily Caller writer Jamie Weinstein:

Pence even earned praise from Erick Erickson, one of the NeverTrump movement’s leaders:

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