Now that Mike Pence is officially Donald Trump’s choice to be Vice-President, Indiana Republicans need to nominate someone else to run for Governor this Fall. I thought I would say something about the three prospects, as I know something about two of them. (One is the Lt. Governor, whom I do not know.)
First there is Congressman Todd Rokita, who is currently my representative in the House. Congressman Rokita is an alumnus of the law school where I teach, though I did not know him in school. What I can say, though, is that he’s a dunce who would be unable to serve effectively as Governor. He once called the Affordable Care Act the worst law in American history, evidently deciding that the Fugitive Slave Act was not as bad. Enough said.
Congresswoman Susan Brooks is also a McKinney Law School alum, and I’ve had the pleasure of meeting her several times. She’d be a terrific Governor, and I hope the GOP picks her. She’s smart, practical, and good at building coalitions.
I should add, in the interests of full disclosure, that I gave money to the campaign of the Democratic candidate for Governor, John Gregg, who is also an alum of the law school. If Brooks is picked I’ll vote for her. If it’s Rokita or the Lt. Governor I’ll vote for Gregg.