I agree, L.J. — Pence scares me too. He is very good at appearing moderate and not stating he real beliefs.
I think that was may have been wrong about the return of Pence. Trump has become such a disaster that being closely associated with him, as Pence is, will probably end a political career.
Trump does not have the patience and attention span to be President. Pence believed that in a Trump presidency he would be president in all but name. Dick Cheney on steroids. For a shot at this, he was willing to gamble joining the Trump ticket. I think that gamble has failed.