Larry Sabato

Larry Sabato has been quoted in 11 different articles. Most recently, Larry Sabato has been quoted saying, “It is far from inconceivable that Pence will be president during the current term, and his ability to govern may well depend on whether enough people see him as somewhat independent. To use a historical parallel, Pence wants to be Gerald Ford to Trump's Richard Nixon. So having some distance could be a very good thing for a vice president who has seemed sycophantic so far.” in an article called Mike Pence's embarrassment about being kept in the dark may have a silver lining. This is only one of 14 quotes from Larry Sabato. To see more examples Larry Sabato’s views and opinions, check out the section below. You can filter Larry Sabato's quotes by date and by topic to see, for example, what Larry Sabato said about Donald Trump recently and in the past.

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Republicans have now put a higher priority on their partisan identification and support for their current leader than principles they have had for many decades. We live in such a polarized era.

No question, Pence has to be embarrassed by this turn of events. But his major mistake so far has been getting entirely too close to Trump and parroting some of the silly things Trump and his inner circle have been saying.

It is far from inconceivable that Pence will be president during the current term, and his ability to govern may well depend on whether enough people see him as somewhat independent. To use a historical parallel, Pence wants to be Gerald Ford to Trump's Richard Nixon. So having some distance could be a very good thing for a vice president who has seemed sycophantic so far.

His base is as firm as ever. What he's lost in the very early polls is the Republicans who were never Trumpers and ended up voting for Trump. I just have not found a single person who has any neutrality at all about Donald Trump.

I think it's dawning on Trump that he's now got enormous responsibilities and needs the help of every experienced, competent person he can find.

Ballot initiatives often are leading indicators of trends, especially on social issues. The ultimate trend-setter is California, partly because it is a mega-state that has so many ballot issues every year. Of course, the Golden State is much more liberal than the conservative states of the South or farm belt, so there are limits to what you can read into California's preferences.

Heads you lose, tails you lose. You're going to lose one constituency either way you go.

This is a great issue for average people who pay a sizable slice of their very small salaries to the federal government and look, this is something that only the super wealthy can take advantage of.

I actually think he could shoot multiple people and, as long as his aim was good, there would be no problem with his base.

There has been a closing that's completely natural.

America is changing rapidly, and the GOP doesn't represent the changes – demographic or philosophical. As the slogan goes, change or die.

Whatever happens on the third-party front, we're going to get one of the two major-party nominees, obviously, elected president.

[Trump] is a showman. And he knows you have to build drama to build an audience. He wants to turn the convention into a show that actually attracts a very large audience.

This phenomenon is called negative partisanship. If we were trying to maximize the effect, we couldn't have found better nominees than Trump and Clinton.

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