Mike Pence is Liberty University’s 2019 Commencement Speaker

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Expect the Liberty University commencement to be an early 2020 Trump campaign stop.

Press release:

Liberty University will welcome Vice President of the United States Michael R. Pence to deliver the keynote address at its 46th Commencement on May 11.

Pence made the announcement himself to Liberty students on Friday morning via a video conference from Washington, D.C., to the university’s Vines Center, which was serving as a satellite location for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

“It is great for us to be back at CPAC 2019, the largest gathering of conservatives anywhere in America,” Pence said. “I’m honored to be joined here by thousands of conservatives in our nation’s capital, but I also want to give a shoutout to all those great conservatives watching across the country, especially all of our friends joining us live from Lynchburg, Va., at Liberty University — I’ll see you in May.”

Commencement will mark Pence’s second visit to campus. He spoke in Convocation on Oct. 12, 2016, as then-Indiana governor and Republican vice presidential candidate.

9 thoughts on “Mike Pence is Liberty University’s 2019 Commencement Speaker

  1. Jeff,
    And sadly we are probably condemned to have moral midgets and pretenders to the throne throwing their hats into the ring for the foreseeable future. Don’t hold your breath for Honest Abe The Railsplitter or for William Jennings Bryan. Ha ha
    (But some today are still less odious than others.)


  2. No. But as I said I would like most to have value in what the leader proposes. Something of empathy, graciousness, a vision that will improve us as a people.
    And I have no candidate at the moment.


  3. Jeff,
    I think Tony has a good question. Can you point to a presidential candidate in either party who has the moral standing and vision of Winston Churchill and who will give a speech commensurate with the Fulton College address?

    Please allow me to reflect aloud here and I will be bipartisan about it. Both Adlai Stevenson and Ronald Regan possibly had the vision and the integrity to do it, but they are unfortunately long gone.


  4. Honest question: who, on either side of the aisle, do you believe could fulfill that noble aspiration?

    I’m trying to count on my hand but can’t seem to raise even one finger for an obvious candidate.


  5. Well there is the depth of quality in the words, the crafting of the speech
    and then there is the question of the ideas expressed, and their value and impact.
    I don’t think we need Churchill’s way with the English language as much as we need leadership at the top that desires the best for the most people above the support of their base, and the extension of their party’s power above all.


  6. Jeff,
    Let’s be frank. No American politician of either party is going to deliver the equivalent of the Winston Churchill Fulton College Speech.


  7. I am reading David McCullough’s book “The American Spirit” which is a collection of speeches he has given over about three decades. Many were given at college commencements.
    I know he is not a politician, so that alone would make some differences between a speech of his and Pence’s likely.
    My expectation is that while his are inspiring, factual, and built upon the idea that Americans do have “their better angels”, Pence’s will highlight divisions and speak ill of the wrong kinds of people.


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