13 thoughts on “Open Thread And Forum—Possible Running Mates For Trump”

  1. Kasich wouldn’t be a horrible choice as VP. Ohio always seems to come into play during the general election and Kasich may help secure Ohio.

    I believe there are better picks though, You have to remember that it’s a chess match, and you need certain chess pieces to make or block the opponents moves. For instance; if you know the opponent is going to use the race and gender card, and call Trump anti woman and such, then maybe an African American or Hispanic woman could shut that move down.

  2. Forget the black vote. Luckily, Hillary won’t get BO’s numbers.

    Perhaps either Rubio or Haley?

  3. Either Kasich or Rubio would be what Trump is looking for as vp’s. Both would represent the country well concerning foreign policy. This would not only heal the GOP considerably and bring back political power brokers to the table, but would also increase the GOP’s chances of crushing Hillary.
    In the cabinet, he should consider Carly Fiorina for Sec. of state. She would be powerful at that level and gain many of the women’s votes. I believe Trump will have to make a public apology to gain her support but it would be well worth it and make him look good.

  4. Anybody but Graham, Gingrich, Romney, Bush, Perry, Boehner , Ryan, Cheney , Santorum or Dan Quayle.

  5. It’s easier to keep track of the number of Republicans who are pre-emptively saying they would not want to be his losing mate:

    “A remarkable range of leading Republicans, including Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina and Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona, have been emphatic publicly or with their advisers and allies that they do not want to be considered as Mr. Trump’s running mate.”

  6. Nit
    I don’t believe any of those people you mentioned need worry about being asked anyway. Perhaps they just want to make statements to get name recognition. LOL

  7. I didn’t know she said “no,” but since when do politicians not change their minds? Let’s see how many “never Trump” politicians drop the drama and face reality.

  8. I hear Senator Christine O’Donnell or Representative Rose Izzo might be called in as VP to suit the “reality” contingent here.

    Or maybe someone from President Perry’s cabinet.

  9. Rubio would probably make the most sense. He’s young, Hispanic and from a must-have state, Florida.

    At the end of the day, this election will be the same as most other recent elections. RI, CT, CA and so on are locks for the D’s, as TX, NE, SC and so on are locks for the R’s. It will come-down to a handful of “battleground states,” generally OH, NC, VA, WI, CO, FL, and WVA. Hillary has already managed to throw-away WVA, and I think PA is in play, which would make OH moot. Remember, the Dems usually carry PA because of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh (and the periphery). This time around, Pittsburgh may go with Trump, and if so, so will PA.

  10. virginia and pennsylvania have gone democrat the last two cycles. so has ohio. if pennsylvania goes republican a lot of states will be in play that haven’t been the last two cycles.

    in 2012 the gop was shocked that fox called the race so early in the night. they paid no attention to what the reality in ohio was. ohio will turn before pennsylvania, but if it doesn’t that will be game, set, match for hillary. it will be a blow out.

  11. Rick, better take another look at your crystal ball…

    “He will be best served by a running mate and by surrogates who fully embrace his campaign. As such, I have never sought, will not seek and do not want to be considered for vice president,” Rubio said in a statement.

    “While Republican voters have chosen Donald Trump as the presumptive GOP nominee, my previously stated reservations about his campaign and concerns with many of his policies remain unchanged,” Rubio said.

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