Mike Pence gave Donald Trump's campaign a big boost last night with a solid win over Tim Kaine at the vice presidential debate, and it got him a rare interview on the Rush Limbaugh show this afternoon. But, true to form, Pence didn't make his victory about him; he made it about the man he's working hard to get into office.
Repeatedly throughout the show, Pence diverted the attention off himself and made it clear that Trump was the true winner last night's debate.
"The truth is the man embodies the American spirit," Pence said. "He's freedom-loving, independent, willing to fight for what he believes in, and I truly do believe — I truly do believe — that when we elect Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States of America, we'll Make America Great Again, and I couldn't be more humbled or more honored to be standing with him in this cause."
He also said, "The American people, I hope in some small way last night that I helped to point out that Donald Trump is the one who's articulating that optimistic, broad-shouldered vision that's gonna revive our economy, rebuild our military, and have America standing tall in the world again."
Rush praised Pence, calling him "truly one of the most magnanimous and gracious men that we have in American politics today" for enduring, with poise and dignity, Kaine's constant attacks and 72 interruptions throughout the debate.
Rush also said that the reason Kaine kept interrupting Pence is because the Left doesn't want America to hear Trump's true vision.
"Their purpose is to not permit you to actually speak the things that you believe," Rush explained, "because they don't trust the American people to elect them if they actually know what you and Trump and the rest of us stand for. And that's what I saw. I thought it was outrageous — and, again, you dealt with it masterfully."
Then Rush added, "If American politics is what you were last night, then you would have had a lot more people and a lot more faith and trust in it."
Do you agree with Rush's assessment?