Vice-Presidential candidate Mike Pence popped by Norristown this week to do a little campaigning and get his hair cut. The barber performing the duties can be forgiven for not knowing the name of his almost-famous customer, to be sure. When your running mate dominates every news outlet every day, it doesn’t leave whole lot of room to make a name for oneself.
President Obama this week promised that he would take one last shot at getting the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact into law before riding off into the Chicago sunset, we learned this week. Now seems like as good of a time as any, considering both Presidential candidates hate the TPP with a passion. This is the legislative equivalent of lighting a bag of dog doo and leaving it on the front porch of the White House for the new President to deal with.
Donald Trump this week signaled that he just might be able to work with the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in this country instead of rounding them all up and shipping them back home. Trump said he now favors only shipping “the bad ones” home, which is essentially Barack Obama’s immigration policy. Audacious stuff, Donald; not sure how the hard right is going to feel about that move.
We also learned this week that a 12-year-old boy is running Donald Trump’s campaign office in Colorado. We don’t know how much direct voter contact is coming out of that office, but we do know one thing: plenty of Snapchats are being sent.