No Donald Trump-style tangents, no improvised riffs, no bluster.
"The last few days have been pretty overwhelming. But this is the best part," Pence told the crowd that gathered to see him speak on his first full day as Trump's vice-presidential running mate.
Running an hour behind schedule, Pence shook hands, gave hugs and stuck to the script.
"Before we head home to pizza night, a few words of thanks," said Pence, expressing gratitude to his family, who flanked him on stage.
Pence called Trump "a good man" who "will make a great president." He said the nation's armed forces deserve a commander in chief who "will have their back," and Americans deserve a president who will get Washington out of their way and shape a Supreme Court that will "uphold our Constitution."
On Twitter, reporters noted the middling crowd size at Pence's arrival.
Count update from Zionsville at "Welcome Home Rally" for Mike Pence is 480 -- plus or minus, of course. Pence now 40 minutes behind schedule— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) July 16, 2016
Pence flew home to Indiana after Trump officially introduced him as his running mate in New York on Saturday morning. Already, the differences in style between the two candidates is showing through on the campaign trail. Trump is boisterous; Pence is understated.
"We're different people. I understand that," Trump told CBS's "60 Minutes" in an interview that will be broadcast Sunday. As an example, Trump mentioned the way he talks about Hillary Clinton, according to a transcript provided by CBS.
"I call her 'Crooked Hillary.' She's crooked Hillary. . . . I didn't ask him to do it, but I don't think he should do it because it's different for him," explained Trump.