|Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN)|
That list doesn't even begin to touch upon Trump's personal flaws - his serial womanizing, his penchant for getting involved in scams (google "Trump University" and the "empty jewelry box"), his bullying and threats against people who don't support him, his bigotry, his sexism, his mocking of people who are disabled. Oh, and let's not forget, Trump's obviously limited intellect and his complete lack of understanding and respect for the Constitution and the limits that document places on the Office of the Presidency. As one observer noted, Trump is the caricature of what the Democrats think when they look at the Republican Party.
Pence at times has - rightly - been criticized as too willing to give in on conservative principles to embrace positions seen as more moderate. Whether it be Pence's support of allowing local governments to impose higher taxes, "Common Core lite," corporate welfare, and his reluctance to defend religious freedom when attacked, conservatives have a legitimate gripe against the Governor. But on the occasion when it counted most, who to endorse for President, Pence did not take the easy way out by shying away from an endorsement (which would have been understandable given the contentious re-election battle he faces) or jumping on the Trump populism bandwagon, he announced his endorsement for the most consistent conservative in the race, Ted Cruz.
Thank you Governor Pence.