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Jack Bone

(2,023 posts)
Thu May 5, 2016, 12:43 AM May 2016

Trump VP speculation

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by In_The_Wind (a host of the 2016 Postmortem forum).

Here's a quick list that I came up w/..each could help him in some way...I think.


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Dr. Ben Carson
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Gov. Scott Walker -WI
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Gov. John Kaisch -OH
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Fmr Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson-TX
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Fmr RNC Chair. Michael Steele-MD
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Fmr. Sen. Rick Santorum-PA
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Cong. Marcia Blackburn-TN
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Fmr Sec. Condi Rice
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Other...please post in replies
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Trump VP speculation (Original Post) Jack Bone May 2016 OP
Gingrich gopiscrap May 2016 #1
That would dylan33 May 2016 #2
Gingrich is a dirty campaigner gopiscrap May 2016 #4
Forgot dylan33 May 2016 #6
Susana Martinez -- TM99 May 2016 #3
She's already said no. Not only no, but pretty much, HELL NO. MADem May 2016 #12
More here (she is equivocating on supporting him, still) ---> JonLeibowitz May 2016 #13
That's the best KIND of no, too. Preemptive. Hilarious! :) NT Grown2Hate May 2016 #15
She is who I would pick. Not mentioned (1) prosecuted sex criminals (2) is a district attny JonLeibowitz May 2016 #14
Exactly. TM99 May 2016 #16
Also her current reticence is EXACTLY what I would do in Trump's/Martinez's shoes JonLeibowitz May 2016 #18
If Trump has proven anything TM99 May 2016 #20
Exactly...Thomas Frank says it clearly: NewImproved Deal May 2016 #23
What about Omarosa? n/t SFnomad May 2016 #5
I actually hope he picks gopiscrap May 2016 #7
Kelly Ayotte senz May 2016 #8
Oh, yeah, she is another excellent choice. TM99 May 2016 #17
Chris Christie DJ13 May 2016 #9
This message was self-deleted by its author Cheese Sandwich May 2016 #10
He's already said that no one is more qualified than he is and he only listens to himself Rhiannon12866 May 2016 #11
Oh god, I hope it's Santorum. auntpurl May 2016 #19
VP GD bigwillq May 2016 #21
Joni Ernst IA Sen n/t eggman67 May 2016 #22
Cenk mentioned Carson pdsimdars May 2016 #24
Bernie Sanders Rincewind May 2016 #25
... Warren DeMontague May 2016 #33
Satan. nt DLevine May 2016 #26
Nah, Cheney perfers to remain behind the scenes nowadays.. denbot May 2016 #27
LOL Mike Nelson May 2016 #29
Has anyone ever seen Satan and Cheney together in the same room? DLevine May 2016 #30
Most of those people will... Mike Nelson May 2016 #28
If he picks any clown from the clown car, I think it will be Carson. Warren DeMontague May 2016 #31
Trump will pick someone for shock value cali May 2016 #32
Kanye auntpurl May 2016 #35
Condi Rice is too associated with the Iraq War. thesquanderer May 2016 #34
Locking. Please post this poll again in GD. In_The_Wind May 2016 #36

gopiscrap

(23,849 posts)
1. Gingrich
Thu May 5, 2016, 01:00 AM
May 2016

dylan33

(92 posts)
2. That would
Thu May 5, 2016, 01:03 AM
May 2016

Be helpful in what way?

gopiscrap

(23,849 posts)
4. Gingrich is a dirty campaigner
Thu May 5, 2016, 01:06 AM
May 2016

lots of experience and stature among some (I think he is slime) and from Georgia a state possibly in play because Trump is the nominee, specially if Clinton runs against him

dylan33

(92 posts)
6. Forgot
Thu May 5, 2016, 01:09 AM
May 2016

That thanks for reminding me. I think some of the even slime balls will not run with him. They got too much class so they think.

 

TM99

(8,352 posts)
3. Susana Martinez --
Thu May 5, 2016, 01:05 AM
May 2016

Latino, female, governor of New Mexico and a very smart choice for him as he pivots to the more moderate middle of the political spectrum for the GE.

MADem

(135,425 posts)
12. She's already said no. Not only no, but pretty much, HELL NO.
Thu May 5, 2016, 02:16 AM
May 2016
According to a recent New York Times article, Martinez said at a recent gathering she does not want to be associated with his “sometimes angry tone.”

Her office responded Wednesday saying “the governor has repeatedly said she’s isn’t interested in service as Vice President but she appreciates that such attention puts New Mexico in the spotlight and will continue to be fully committed to the people of our state.”


http://krqe.com/2016/05/04/governor-martinez-responds-to-trump-v-p-rumors/

JonLeibowitz

(6,282 posts)
13. More here (she is equivocating on supporting him, still) --->
Thu May 5, 2016, 02:23 AM
May 2016

Grown2Hate

(2,028 posts)
15. That's the best KIND of no, too. Preemptive. Hilarious! :) NT
Thu May 5, 2016, 02:24 AM
May 2016

JonLeibowitz

(6,282 posts)
14. She is who I would pick. Not mentioned (1) prosecuted sex criminals (2) is a district attny
Thu May 5, 2016, 02:24 AM
May 2016

(2) should help the GOP with Clinton's FBI woes if we are stupid enough to nominate her.

 

TM99

(8,352 posts)
16. Exactly.
Thu May 5, 2016, 02:30 AM
May 2016

She is pretty squeaky clean and would tear about Clinton on the server issues.

She would also pull Latino votes and women votes. Many will try to argue here that all Latino's and women are smarter than this but that is ludicrous. American voters in general are easily swayed by images, propaganda, and persona management.

JonLeibowitz

(6,282 posts)
18. Also her current reticence is EXACTLY what I would do in Trump's/Martinez's shoes
Thu May 5, 2016, 02:43 AM
May 2016

Obviously you don't quickly assent to the VP rumors. Like Paul Ryan with the speakership, you let the rumors build on themselves.

Martinez should first ask to see what the candidate can do for her state (check) and then enthusiastically endorse after allowing Trump to rehabilitate himself on Latino issues (as if that is remotely possible, but remember, cable news will quickly forgive him) and expound on immigration (still to come).

Then the VP pick will be announced. Maybe around the time of the California primary.

 

TM99

(8,352 posts)
20. If Trump has proven anything
Thu May 5, 2016, 02:52 AM
May 2016

it is that he is quite capable of persona management.

He will moderate himself now that he is the presumptive. I predict the VP announce will be just prior to CA. If can pick up minority votes there even beyond his standard base, that sends a clear message to the Democrats that he is a very viable GE candidate.

Will they pay attention? Not like as the hubris is strong with Clinton and her supporters. It is like a fucking Greek tragedy watching them deny realities around them just to stay focused on her as the inevitable one.

 

NewImproved Deal

(534 posts)
23. Exactly...Thomas Frank says it clearly:
Thu May 5, 2016, 04:02 AM
May 2016

Hillary Clinton is the Bob "It's his turn!" Dole of the Democratic Party...

[link:http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/04/democrats-acting-elitist-not-progressive-thomas-frank|

 

SFnomad

(3,473 posts)
5. What about Omarosa? n/t
Thu May 5, 2016, 01:07 AM
May 2016

gopiscrap

(23,849 posts)
7. I actually hope he picks
Thu May 5, 2016, 01:12 AM
May 2016

Michelle Bachman or the hog castrator from Iowa (joni what's her name)

 

senz

(11,945 posts)
8. Kelly Ayotte
Thu May 5, 2016, 01:51 AM
May 2016

was mentioned on Thom Hartmann. Trump said he wanted a professional politician; she's a U.S. senator and former NH attorney general. Practiced law before going into politics. She's relatively young, attractive, "centrist" Republican with somewhat enlightened views on climate change. She's pro-gun and anti-choice. Mitt Romney considered her for a running mate and she's considered an up and comer in the Republican Party. Every time I've heard her speak I've disliked her.

 

TM99

(8,352 posts)
17. Oh, yeah, she is another excellent choice.
Thu May 5, 2016, 02:32 AM
May 2016

Either Ayotte or Martinez would both be solid choices for Trump and would be pretty hard to counter from Clinton.

DJ13

(23,671 posts)
9. Chris Christie
Thu May 5, 2016, 02:10 AM
May 2016

Response to Jack Bone (Original post)

Rhiannon12866

(211,711 posts)
11. He's already said that no one is more qualified than he is and he only listens to himself
Thu May 5, 2016, 02:15 AM
May 2016

He probably figures he can handle both jobs...

auntpurl

(4,311 posts)
19. Oh god, I hope it's Santorum.
Thu May 5, 2016, 02:51 AM
May 2016

Watching that jackass crash and burn AGAIN would be a real pleasure.

Edited to add: also, they HATE him in PA. So it's not like he'd bring the state along with him.

 

bigwillq

(72,790 posts)
21. VP GD
Thu May 5, 2016, 02:59 AM
May 2016

eggman67

(837 posts)
22. Joni Ernst IA Sen n/t
Thu May 5, 2016, 03:25 AM
May 2016
 

pdsimdars

(6,007 posts)
24. Cenk mentioned Carson
Thu May 5, 2016, 04:12 AM
May 2016

He gave some examples of Trump's ego and said that Trump would NEVER have a running mate who could ovrshadow him, way too much ego.

Rincewind

(1,228 posts)
25. Bernie Sanders
Thu May 5, 2016, 05:17 AM
May 2016

They have so much in common.

Warren DeMontague

(80,708 posts)
33. ...
Thu May 5, 2016, 06:43 AM
May 2016

DLevine

(1,788 posts)
26. Satan. nt
Thu May 5, 2016, 05:33 AM
May 2016

denbot

(9,904 posts)
27. Nah, Cheney perfers to remain behind the scenes nowadays..
Thu May 5, 2016, 05:42 AM
May 2016

Ol' Shotgun has a number of minions he'd like to see in his former perch though..

Mike Nelson

(10,110 posts)
29. LOL
Thu May 5, 2016, 05:43 AM
May 2016

DLevine

(1,788 posts)
30. Has anyone ever seen Satan and Cheney together in the same room?
Thu May 5, 2016, 05:49 AM
May 2016

Hmmm....

Mike Nelson

(10,110 posts)
28. Most of those people will...
Thu May 5, 2016, 05:42 AM
May 2016

...privately or publically count themselves out. Ben Carson would agree, I think. ... but he would not get many Black voters for Trump. Black voters are not stupid. Sarah Palin would agree, too. She loves cameras and microphones, but Female voters are not stupid, either...

Trump will likely pick an "establishment" Republican geared to ease fears about his experience.

Warren DeMontague

(80,708 posts)
31. If he picks any clown from the clown car, I think it will be Carson.
Thu May 5, 2016, 06:39 AM
May 2016

But I suspect he'll try to do something downright weird, that no one expects.

 

cali

(114,904 posts)
32. Trump will pick someone for shock value
Thu May 5, 2016, 06:42 AM
May 2016

auntpurl

(4,311 posts)
35. Kanye
Thu May 5, 2016, 07:00 AM
May 2016

thesquanderer

(12,145 posts)
34. Condi Rice is too associated with the Iraq War.
Thu May 5, 2016, 06:59 AM
May 2016

(p.s. -- this OP is in the wrong section, it's not about the democratic primaries)

In_The_Wind

(72,300 posts)
36. Locking. Please post this poll again in GD.
Thu May 5, 2016, 08:39 AM
May 2016

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