Mike, The Donald’s V-P
Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, December 23, 2016 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler
Mike Pence is a seasoned politician, who knows his way around Washington as a senator and the governor of Indiana. His military veteran dad operated a gas station in Columbus, Indiana, to support his wife and six children, who were reared in the Catholic faith.
When Mike was in fifth grade his “booming” voice “blew away” the audience during an oratorical contest with older sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students. After finishing high school in 1977, Pence earned a history degree at Hanover College in 1981 and a law degree from McKinney School of Law five years later.
This is how he tells it: “I grew up on the front row of the American dream. My grandfather immigrated to this country, and I was raised in a small town in Southern Indiana in a big family with a cornfield in the backyard. Although we weren’t really a political family, [my heroes] were President John F. Kennedy and the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I went off to college and had largely walked away from the faith …. [Then], I met a group of folks in a non-denominational Christian fellow group.” Continue reading