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Could the Pence Win Matter More Than We Think?

I generally agree with the consensus view that a vice presidential debate matters only to the extent that any given news cycle matters — it breaks through for about 24 hours, then fades right back into the background as voters rightly refocus on the top of the ticket. But 2016 is unusual, and there’s a chance that Pence’s performance will resonate. First, it’s remarkable the extent to which nominal Trump supporters — without any foundation at all — believe that Trump will elevate Pence to a position of real prominence in the administration.
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