Let The Speculation Begin – Donald Trump’s Vice-President….

Many people kept asking for an opinion on possibilities for a Trump VP, and/or discussion about a potential Trump VP.  We’ve  been very reluctant to even engage on the topic; and I still am.  There is an almost exponential myriad of qualifications and needs given the current status of the presidential contest.

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Candidate Donald Trump has mentioned he would prefer to bring on a partner who is familiar with legislative constructs and pathways.  With little to go on, and accepting the choice will be intensely vetted by Donald Trump, here’s a gut sense about the “type of person” who might be considered.  Each has pros and cons:

◊ Current U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (AL)

♦ Former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (SC)

◊ Current U.S. Representative Martha McSally (AZ)

◊ Current U.S. Representative Jim Jordan (OH)

♦ Current U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski (IN)

◊ Former U.S. Senator Scott Brown (MA now NH)

◊ Current U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL)

◊ Current U.S. Governor Susana Martinez (NM)

◊ Former U.S. Representative Col Allen West (FL)

◊ Current U.S. Senator Tim Scott (SC)

◊ Current U.S. Governor Scott Walker (WI)

◊ Current U.S. Senator Rand Paul (KY)

◊ Current U.S. Senator Mike Lee (UT)

◊ Current U.S. Governor Matt Bevin (KY)

◊ Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (GA)

◊ Current U.S. Governor Chris Christie (NJ)

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This is not meant to be an all inclusive list, just a list of possibilities.   You probably have a list of your own, or a preferred favorite.

Your thoughts?

 

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1,142 Responses to Let The Speculation Begin – Donald Trump’s Vice-President….

  1. Scott437 says:

    Sundance wrote: “This is not meant to be an all inclusive list, just a list of possibilities. You probably have a list of your own, or a preferred favorite. Your thoughts?”

    …………………………..

    This is a mission critical decision.

    He is choosing a vice-president, someone who would TAKE OVER for Trump in the event of some tragedy (God forbid) OR would be the next in line after two successful Trump terms.

    Trump has just defeated the wholly corrupt establishment political-class. The globalists.

    If he chooses one of THEM, one of the establishment, to be his running mate, and anything happens to Trump (God forbid), then all was for naught, and THEY are right back in the driver’s seat, goodbye sovereignty, and “New World Order” here we come.

    And like Reagan having Bush forced on him, an establishment insider gives the globalists a reason to take him out, so “their guy” can slide into the position.

    If Trump’s #2 is as opposed to the globalist political-class traitors as Trump is, then it won’t do any good to try to take Trump out, and Trump doesn’t need to worry about his successor undoing all the great work I expect Mr. Trump to accomplish.

    This is an insurgency.

    Can we afford to invite enemies into the camp?

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    • That’s partly why I would vote for Ron Paul as a possible VP choice. Assassination insurance. RP is even less of a Globalist than DT, which means it would not be to the Globalists’ advantage to take DT out and end up with RP running the show. They don’t entirely agree on everything, but I think there is enough common ground to make it work.

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      • Scott437 says:

        Interesting idea. There is much that I agree with on the Libertarian side, although I consider myself a strong Conservative in just about every sense of the word.

        Not neoconservative, I don’t even know what the correct term would be anymore. Traditional conservative, I guess. Patriotic, nationalist, America-first, strong Constitutionalist, social conservative, fiscal conservative, strong military, defending and protecting American sovereignty, 2nd Amendment is critical, small government, protecting the rights of Christians (which seem to always be singled out for attack), etc.

        I recently reviewed the Libertarian platform as a result of another discussion (with a Libertarian), and after a cursory review, I agreed with the large majority of their platform, nearly everything except several of the social issues (e.g. gay marriage, but I think government should get out of the marriage business altogether, which might resolve the issue to a large extent), the (apparent or implied) acceptance of Islam (which IMO is national suicide) and recreational drug use issues, where my objection is primarily the risks imposed on others by people who intentionally impair their own judgment. And they punt on abortion, taking no position either way, citing “intensely personal decision” rhetoric.

        Absent those four issues — which are all four Progressive-Leftist issues — the Libertarian platform looks like a solid and politically viable conservative party.

        But I don’t see how it is possible to reconcile those four Progressive-Leftist issues with “traditional conservatism” for lack of a more precise term. Which also might help explain why the Libertarian party has had difficulty gaining a wider audience.

        In any event, there are certainly much worse choices than Ron Paul. And your point is well taken that he would be great insurance and certainly Ron Paul is opposed to the globalists, the Federal Reserve, etc.

        I think it would be a tough sell, but I would take Ron Paul over almost all of the other 15 GOPe candidates that ran in this primary, if for no other reason than with the exception of Carson (and Rand Paul), I cannot trust that their highest loyalty (or ANY loyalty) is to America, Americans, and the Constitution of the United States of America. I just don’t trust them.

        From the list provided by Sundance, I would probably be most comfortable with Sen. Jeff Sessions, because he appears to be for real on the immigration issue, and that’s practically a de facto litmus test. Gingrich is very knowledgeable and capable and sounds great a lot of the time, but he’s also somewhat of a wildcard who can go off in any direction at any time, it seems.

        The rest I don’t know enough about one way or the other.

        The thing is, what we need is someone else like Trump, and there isn’t anyone.

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        • starfcker says:

          Don’t drink the Ron Paul koolaid. All those libertarian types were bought off so easily and cheaply. They all got little foundations and think tanks.Now they love the trade deals, Islam is wonderful, and immigration is a right. Morphed right into hardcore liberals right before our eyes. Screw the whole bunch, starting with both Pauls

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          • Scott437 says:

            starfcker wrote: “Now they love the trade deals, Islam is wonderful, and immigration is a right. Morphed right into hardcore liberals right before our eyes.”

            Those are all non-starters (for me).

            Is your screen-name a reference to Goats Head Soup?

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          • I remember when Rand supported Mitt instead of his Dad. Ever since that I can’t trust him. Additionally, he supported Mconnell instead of the now governor (can’t remember his name) of Kentucky. Rand can be bought, and he hates Trump.

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            • Scott437 says:

              Great point, and I had forgotten that Rand was in the photo with Lyin’ Ted in several of Sundance’s articles about their backroom dealings.

              Rand was not a serious consideration, but he’s definitely off the list as far as I’m concerned.

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        • robomom7 says:

          Rand Paul endorsed Mitch McConnell and was not strong on border issues (I think he had a C grade from Numbers USA. I used to like him and he stood up for us against drones – and then voted for Obama’s nominee who was pro-drone anyway (don’t remember what position).

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          • Scott437 says:

            Agreed, I remember now. I forgot about the articles Sundance posted where Rand is pictured with Ted Cruz having to do with Mitch McConnell.

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    • Black Beauty says:

      No, we cannot afford to invite any enemies into the camp. That disqualifies any number of people on the list given at the top of this section. First of all, we absolutely KNOW that every single one of the 17 presidential candidates, EXCEPT Trump and Carson, is funded by the globalists/GOPe. So they are ALL OUT, and that includes Kasich and Christie.

      That also leaves out Newt Gingrich, who is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, i.e., a globalist and member of the GOPe. Also funded by the globalists: Gov Perry, Gov Walker.

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      • AMD_Afficionado says:

        Wasn’t Carson also funded by the GOPe? He blew tens of millions of dollars that came from somewhere, and his puppet master Armstrong Williams is dyed-in-the-wool GOPe.

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      • Scott437 says:

        Great observations/points, Black Beauty.

        I forgot about Newt’s CFR ties.

        Not that I’m for Christie, but it may be that Trump is closer to Christie than most, if one of the articles Sundance wrote is any indication. If I remember correctly, it was one of Sundance’s articles that suggested Christie might have been a mole at the highest levels of the GOPe, and was the person responsible for explaining the entire splitter strategy to Trump, basically giving Trump all the information he needed to construct a successful campaign against the GOPe splitter strategy.

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    • DHarvey says:

      Congressman Duncan Hunter would be ideal. His former congressman father was a conservative icon, values the son shares entirely. A two tour veteran from middle east wars, he fits the bill in terms of knowing how Congress works. Furthermore, 8 years down the line he’s a perfect age to become the subsequent President to Trump. Sessions will do more for Trump staying inside the Senate. And Stephen Miller, Sessions former Chief of Staff should be named Legislative Director of the Trump Administration and be a tag team with Sessions getting Trump legislation passed.

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    • robomom7 says:

      Look at who opposed the muslim brotherhood in the whitehouse. Michelle Bachmann stood alone while blacklisted by John Boehner and the rest of the party. She is a woman of courage. She would be an excellent compliment to Donald Trump.

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  2. Dommy says:

    Spot on. We need to look closely at who these people really are by their records not their sound bites.
    Nikki Haley is a backstabber.

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  3. Trump needs someone who can carry the movement if, God forbid, something were to happen to him. Sarah Palin.

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    • I don’t think Sarah Palin would be a good choice, only because she is so viscerally hated by a lot of liberals, and I know it would be important to reach out to them too.

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      • The people who hate Palin like that also hate Trump like that, so they are lost anyway.
        Also, Palin got blindsided when introduced to America. Now that Trump has shown the way, she will convert many of her detractors just as he did.
        She is by far the smartest politician out there, in IQ terms.

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        • joanfoster says:

          Sarah Palin as the VP nominee would turn off a lot of cross over voters and additionally some Trump supporters. VP is way above her pay grade.

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        • juliagoolia says:

          Palin would be the dumbest pick ever. If Trump picks her, the people claiming he was in it for Hillary will be proven right.

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      • I would like to see Mrs Palin as head of the dpartment of energy. She would help get us back to being energy independent and quit pouring millions of tax payer dollars down the green engery rat hole. ‘nf said 🇺🇸 🇺🇸

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  4. marquezula says:

    Pam Bondi

    https://ballotpedia.org/Pam_Bondi

    Duncan Hunter

    https://ballotpedia.org/Duncan_Hunter

    Republican Nominee D.J. Trump will pick someone who he can trust. Also, someone who can be president after him

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  5. gamecock123 says:

    ICYMI..It is being reported on BB and FITSNEWS that Nikki Haley has rejected Trump’s offer as VP. (As if that would ever happen) Bless her heart. That said, Id love to have Sessions. He’s my favorite. If not him than Id want one of the older, experience, and wiser pick of the group.

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  6. Luke Luck says:

    Curve ball – how about Darrell Issa?

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    • parallax says:

      Not only no…

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      • skifflegirl says:

        I agree. He’s a local disappointment here in SoCal. He’s all talk, no action. He’s right up there with the elites. He’s been in Congress way too long. Duncan Hunter needs to be vetted because he may be a good choice. He was first in Congress to endorse Trump. That took guts.

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    • AMD_Afficionado says:

      The third most corrupt member of Congress?

      Didn’t Trump bash Gowdy’s ineffectiveness and lack of tenacity with his Congressional investigation? Issa is one of the few congress critters who was less effective and softer than Gowdy.

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      • Happy go lucky says:

        Yes Trump did, called gowdys Benghazi investigation a disaster. And Issa let fast and furious fade to black. Ugh.

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  7. Mist'ears Mom says:

    Mia Love out of Utah has come to mind. Female, African American and Conservative. She may not have the experience tho but would look good on the ticket. I do like Duncan Hunter also.

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    • darcy says:

      Mia Love has no experience and failed to deliver on her promises, sadly.
      End of story.

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    • AMD_Afficionado says:

      She said she wouldn’t vote for Boehner. She voted for Boehner.
      She said she’d dismantle the CBC. She instead joined the CBC, following in the RINO footsteps of Allen West.

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    • owentt says:

      Only just barely won one of the ten most Republican districts in the country. Had repeated campaign staff turnover chaos along the way. Facing another competitive reelection in what should be a very safe district. No.

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    • Russian Limbaugh says:

      Being black is a positive by itself?

      No.

      No Mia Love.

      She is a symbol of white ethnic replacement. Look at her white husband and ‘his’ black kids.

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  8. roxanne175 says:

    Our news ran with Mary Fallin from Oklahoma as being considered tonight.

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  9. sajkajbdac says:

    America needs to vote en bloc for Donald Trump. A warning to the baby boomers and generation Y . If you love America and want to see it grow vote for Donald Trump don’t vote for Hillary Clinton because if you will then say goodbye to America and its people. Why? Because of the following points. 1) She will bring in more muslims refugees than anyone can imagine. (2) There will be a rise in crimes murders and rapes.(3) The right to defend yourself and to own a gun will be taken away along with the 1st Freedom given in the Constitution of America.(4) She will select the supreme court judges who believe that the Constitution of America can be interpreted according to the whines and fancies.(5) If she says that will have more female members in her cabinet that rings in bad news. Why u may ask? Her husband will be happy secondly please google and see that she actually threatened those women who have filed complains against her husband. It this is not enough then google and see the entire truth about on the internet about how shady Hillary Clinton really is.

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  10. georgiafl says:

    Keep watching this list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Donald_Trump_presidential_campaign_endorsements,_2016

    Two new Senate endorsements since last night.

    Ron Johnson – Wisconsin
    Kelly Ayotte – New Hampshire

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  11. Putting someone like Gingrich or Christie on the ticket as VP and expecting the whole nation to swallow the deal is the same as the GOPe thinking that the entire nation was going to accept another Bush in the White House. Sorry, but any of those three names are an absolute non-starter for at least 75 percent of the population.

    Whatever our thoughts are on Newt’s or Christie’s ideological “purity,” their addition to the ticket would probably ensure that Trump would lose each and every single battleground state. Trump needs to expand his appeal in the general election. Ohio, Virginia, Colorado … and others, voters young and old.
    I look at many of these suggested names and I just don’t see very many of them getting in front of a podium and stating “I’m a patriotic American and I’m going to put Americans first above all else” in a convincing manner.

    Trump needs to find someone intelligent — well-spoken — and around the age of 35 years old. A military service record is probably more attractive than legislative experience (Hillary will no doubt find someone with equal or greater experience in establishment politics). Voters of all backgrounds can get behind these attributes.

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    • georgiafl says:

      Very good points.

      Your recommendation sounds a lot like Rep. Duncan Hunter, CA, with a second generation background of navigating the halls of Congress, military service, and a business degree.

      I agree with earlier comment, that it would be wise to wait and name the VP at the Convention after the primary campaign is over.

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      • belle says:

        I am in agreement on that – wait until after the primary is over. The only one I really like and trust is Sessions, but we need him in the Senate. All the others have way too much baggage for me. Now, Rep. Duncan Hunter is definitely worth a look.

        TRUMP 2016

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    • I would go for Christy as Attorney General. Newt, chief of staff. When I think of Newt I remember him sitting on a sofa with Pelosi to support some terrible climate change legislation. I like him but he shouldn’t have any power.

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    • Sounds like you are talking about Duncan Hunter. I like him and he has all the creds and a good reputation and well liked in California. 😉 🇺🇸Need more ☕

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    • MARYANN33 says:

      Thirty five is way too young to be senior advisor…We need an older candidate…Hillary has not won her party yet….She should be in prison by November….Dick Chaney was our president under Trump…He made the crucial decisions…the Bush family is not too bright.

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  12. nightmare on k st says:

    Ted Nugent is available

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  13. grumpy70 says:

    What about Rick Scott of Florida? He supports Trump and has a lot in common, he was an outsider businessman that has turned the state around, he has refused to accept refugees and the extension of medicaid, and he’s against illegal immigration. He works hard at bringing business to Florida and I like the fact that he’s not establishment.

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  14. shirley49 says:

    No Scott Brown. He is a Rhino. Will never forgive him for throwing the Tea Party under the bus within a day or 2 after they helped him win his senate seat. Allen West would be great or Duncan.

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  15. warmbreezes says:

    Jon Huntsman: Popular former governor, huge international political experience (speaks fluent Chinese), very wealthy and less likely to be influenced by donor money, decade of private sector experience, wants to fix corrupt system and hasn’t always had good relationship with established GOP, good crossover appeal, agrees with Trump on most issues, etc.

    Let’s get the momentum going for him!

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  16. Steve says:

    Don’t pick a RINO, or someone controlled by them.

    Three words: Reagan, Bush… Hinckley.

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    • skifflegirl says:

      That reminder gave me chills, Steve. Wasn’t George H.W. Bush at the scene of the JFK assassination that gave LBJ the White House? Then he was VP when his friends, the Hinckley’s, had a son who tried to assassinate H.W.’s boss, President Reagan. This is why we need Jeff Sessions as Trump’s running mate, someone totally unpalatable to the GOPe/NWO crowd, yet popular with voters.

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  17. The Boss says:

    Someone last night asked if anyone mentioned Rick Santorum. Trump mentioned today on CNBC that he puts 40% odds on his VP being a former competitor. I check a few things about Santorum and found a few nuggets that might make him appealing to Trump.

    Worked in House and Senate
    Voted NO on NAFTA – one of a few Rs to do so
    Not enamored with federal control of education
    Devoted family / family values man
    Links to West Virginia, Virginia and Pennsylvania
    Highly credentialed conservative
    Bid 2A supporter
    Immigration position like Trump’s
    AGW / Climate change is a hoax

    Santorum once supported privatizing social security, is not a huge fan of capital punishment and may differ (not sure how much) on trade and subsidies.

    IIRC, Santorum’s campaign played well with various voting blocs in 2012. His endorsement of Rubio this year may detract somewhat from his appeal, but overall there is a lot to consider that may be positive. And, he’s relatively young, around 58 years old. He’d be 66 at the end of two Trump administrations.

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    • The Boss says:

      Big 2A supporter. (2nd amendment)

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      • Might have to compromise with Social issues: Pass a Constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage. Ban all abortion, except when the life of the mother is in danger. Present them as personal preferences, not absolute goals.

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    • belle says:

      IMO Santorum is too far right and would alienate more moderates, independents and cross over democrats.

      TRUMP 2016

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    • He endorsed Rubio,,,,,,,,don’t think he could work with Schumer in the Sentate. Just no.

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    • bdc5551 says:

      Santorum is despised in Pennsylvania and not just by liberals. I should know I live there. You can kiss PA goodbye if Santorum is VP.

      Honestly when picking VP, all that should matter is will it help get Trump elected. Their positions on issues are irrelevant (without it being too ridiculous) because the VP has no real power. For instance Jeff Sessions would be pointless. Trump will win the Deep South. Outside the Deep South, nobody knows who Sessions is.

      The best pick by far is Kasich. Ohio is a MUST win and Kasich will definitely help deliver Ohio.

      Now Trump will be 70 when he takes office, so I guess he is at a higher risk of dying, but there is nobody who really is like Trump who will actually benefit him in the election.

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    • Connie says:

      Rick Santorum is a very decent man..he dropped out early because it seems many in America would rather vote for someone like trump who truly is a loose cannon over a sensible, qualified and truly decent human being. ( Which is why we need campaign contributions from individuals only and limited as they are now)I wonder if Mr. Santorum would accept..many who would help the ticket have already refused because they want to someday run themselves and don’t want this bad check mark aligning with trump as a mark against them.

      trump’s ego would want a lapdog like christie..who is really closer to a dem, IMO..as is trump….

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      • robomom7 says:

        Santorum would be pretty good if he is going to choose a former competitor. He did appear with Trump at the veterans event, but Santorum’s polling numbers were very low at that point.

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  18. Robert Wade says:

    Jeff Sessions
    Gov. Jim Webb of Virginia (Awesome!)
    Col. Allen B. West
    Chris Christi

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  19. corimari2013 says:

    Here is my two cents on VP: I completely agree that an experienced person from Congress should be at the top of the VP pick list. Also, perhaps a younger person? This person would have to be super-strong on the same issues that Donald Trump is strong on. I don’t believe he will compromise here on his second-in-command.
    Jeff Sessions may best serve as leader in the Senate—boot that yuck McConnell out.
    I have been thinking of Tenn. Rep. Marsha Blackburn. An experienced, strong, principled woman who as far as I can see is not GOPe. She is attractive and well-spoken. Though she is almost 62, she appears younger, I think.
    http://www.ontheissues.org/House/Marsha_Blackburn.htm

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  20. keith says:

    So the ideal candidate is a black Hispanic female lesbian veteran with political experience who is pro-life, life member of the NRA, born in the USA of one immigrant parent and one born in the USA with a long family history of American citizenship who is attractive, well spoken sharp dresser and dances well and has a quick wit. Also, rides a unicorn to work at her Charitable foundation for injured and endangered animals.

    Did I forget something?

    Worker her way through school on an oil rig or a coal mine.

    How long will this list be?

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  21. keith says:

    That being said, JJ Watts.

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  22. I think MI rep Justin Amash would also be an excellent choice.

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  23. marblenecltr says:

    Trump is most strongly opposed and hated by great, semi-hidden powers in this country and internationally. What happened to President Kennedy could be repeated, let him never choose as Vice President one who has opinions regarding our economy and government opposed to his. The states of Ohio and Texas can be won with the most sound principle of making America great again. His selections must meet the essential qualifications of commitment to his values and achievement of his goals.

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  24. marblenecltr says:

    Reblogged this on necltr and commented:

    Select a candidate who wants to make America great again, not the alternative, a parasite from the group that wants to make itself greater than ever before at the expense of our nation. Either you are for us, or you are against us.

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  25. cheri54 says:

    Matt Bevin! He is cleaning house here, but we will sacrifice for the greater good. Tom Massie , Rep KY is brilliant!

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  26. eeb says:

    My choice for Trump VP would be former Senator Jim Webb–political experience, military experience, highly educated. If only he would switch over from Democrat ticket. His switching would bring in more Democrat voters to Trump side. From a political standpoint, he has the perfect pedigree. A surprise choice, and as we all know, Trump is unpredictable. Plus, it sure would cause a lot of splodey heads in the GOPe—delicious. Trump’s power base would increase exponentially.

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  27. Ruth Draper says:

    I would like to know more about Okla gov Mary Falin. Good things so far from a few Okies I know. Also, Trump has to get a VP nominee who will help win the general election by appealing to otherwise reluctant or lukewarm voters. Not an easy task but every good candidate does not have to be VP to serve in the Trump administration

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  28. yohio says:

    Sessions,- immigration Rick Scott, -helps Florida Ducan Hunter is Young, or Jim Jordan -helps Ohio
    Please please please please please please Mr.Trump don’t pick anyone of these Rinos or people who don’t support your immigration or policies or we’re back to square one & he can’t afford to lose support has to gain support he wants and it will happen if picks a Rino or someone like Kasich or Rubio.

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    • eeb says:

      I agree—no RINOs! It’s why Trump should consider somebody like Jim Webb. Doesn’t look, act, or speak like a Democrat but rather a patriot. Aside from Sessions, I don’t trust any ‘conservative’ currently in Washington–their voting records reflect their lies. So many have betrayed this country and caved into Obama’s wishes–especially that stinking traitor Ryan. Has to be somebody from the outside or other side of the aisle, willing to follow a new path to save democracy in this country. Webb is outspoken in his beliefs and has the balls not to follow the herd, like Trump..

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  29. Whatev says:

    Personally, I’d lose much enthusiasm (and obviously I wouldn’t be alone in this) if he chooses someone who’s pro-amnesty or who’s anti-wall, or who had endorsed any of the candidates for president who expressed those positions.

    Applying that criteria, the list of examples in the post would shrink considerably by removing quite a few such as Rubio, Kasich, Christie, Tim Scott, and some others – all of which gave other reasons too that they aren’t great choices, but this reason should be enough to disqualify. I’d also delete Scott Walker too, because of his wishy washy flip flopping on this issue (among other reasons).

    On the positive side, Jeff Sessions would be excellent for VP and in many other ways including experience, competence, connections in Congress, and (this is seldom mentioned) trustworthiness to be loyal to Trump. The only downsides of Sessions are political and might not be very important: he’s in Trump’s age range, and he’s from a state Trump will win for sure, and he’s less well known than some others.

    Sessions would be be the best choice, but if not him, then the young Duncan Hunter could be a real possibility but he (and some others still on that list) have much less stature and experience than Sessions, along with also not being well known, and also not from a swing state. One who isn’t on that list, but could be considered along with Hunter is Sessions isn’t the choice: Lou Barletta, Congressman from PA, previously mayor of a mid-sized city, long history of being very anti-illegal-aliens. Also up in age, and maybe not as much experience in Congress as Trump might be seeking, but he does have some – and PA seems like a swing state this time.

    Allen West, just not enough of the experience Trump is seeking, and Gingrich – just seems politically like a negative in a general election, a loose cannon with the mouth, not suited for a second fiddle role. No to Mike Lee – I wouldn’t trust to be a loyalist to Trump, and if Utah is a swing state we’re in trouble anyway.

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  30. ThankYou,Treepers says:

    Steve King (IA) of the US House is the strongest elected official in America when it comes to counter-jihad, immigration lawfulness and economic prosperity.

    Plus his age is perfect in terms of seasoning, maturity and vitality.

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  31. Looking4Change says:

    Someone that should make this veeeeery interesting: Tulsi Gabbard, Dem Congresswoman from Hawaii. Maybe, the only congress critter to publicly disavow HRC and support Bernie. Her bio here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsi_Gabbard
    She is not an idealogue but very pragmatic with great support from both GOP & Dems in HI.

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  32. natehale1776 says:

    Congrats to all on here – it’s been a long ride but we’ve rested the GOP nomination from the globalist establishment.

    Have been thinking about this VP pick because ultimately as Donald says we have to win or none of this matters. That being said, and reviewing the posts – Two that come to mind are Gov Chris Christie and Former Senator Jim Webb, maybe Rick Scott.

    Chris Christie may have been part of the establishment but he’s a governor of a very blue state, so I give him a pass on that. He is outspoken like Donald Trump and has stage presence as well as the skills to go after Hillary and the Democrats. A new yorker and new jerseyan on a GOP ticket would be a throwback but it would be put a lot of supposed Dem states in play. Florida would be a lock given Trump’s history there.

    I think he would work well with Donald & be on board w/ his policies not being beholden to big donors. Has the executive experience to step in. Again, I’m sure there are skeletons in the closet, but have to give him credit for being a republican governor in today’s New Jersey. Also, more moderate and possibly appealing to independents and centrist Dems.

    Jim Webb would be a game change if he was amenable to it and based on an interview he did about a month ago or so, he implied he might vote for Trump. He’s not establishment, was a Republican before Bush’s neocon wars, and is extremely qualified in terms of credentials, life experiences, legislative DC experience, etc. the crossover appeal would be tremendous w/in working class especially in Virginia and the Rust Belt. Now it’s just a matter of the more gop establishment types to be ok with this. But it’s not unprecedented when there were Dems who spoke at RNCs past and have been embraced by GOP.

    If Trump’s strategy is to get that working class vote from the Dems, I don’t see a better candidate than Webb who is America 1st and not another establishment globalist or career poitician.

    Rick Scott could be but haven’t done enough research on him yet. But I don’t think Trump should go with identity politics candidate like the Dems (though Webb does represent that white working class vote along with military). I see Webb as a unity ticket & a remodeling of the GOP into a more modern party (the third party a majority of americans are looking for).

    Honestly the heir to a Trump presidency, may be his son Donald Jr. or Ivanka. If Trump can save the republic, then the legacy pick would be fine for future generations. From what i’ve seen and heard from both of them, we’ll be in good hands.

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    • eeb says:

      Absolutely—Jim Webb is the real deal. Perfect pedigree and would bring in Democrat voters. Hell no to Nikki Haley–she’s screwed SC and is being sued over backdooring illegals into our state. She’s not what she appears. She’s another RINO. And we don’t need that.

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  33. Stephen L. Naoum says:

    I would like to cast a VP candidate vote for the Latina Govenor of New Mexico. She would certainly help the ticket. I would like to see Newt as running the white house, Giuliani for Homeland Security, Christie for the DOJ and have Sarah Palin running the EPA.

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  34. Rabidrod says:

    I have never seen such a plethora of putrid picking. Newt Gingrich?! Who runs this website now, did Glenn Beck and Soros buy the Tree? You people are a bunch of Government dependent RINO’s. Bill Whittle is the only choice to manage the Wall Street fawning of Donald Trump. Idiots.

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  35. Lawrence De Marino says:

    The VP choice must have the same worldview and politics as Trump’s–so that he or she can succeed him in eight years and help implement his policies. In addition, he or she must have at least two, preferably all, of the following:
    1. He/she must know the workings of the legislative system in Washington.
    3. He/she should be popular in a state that it crucial to winning the election.
    4. He/she must be from a demographic group that will complement Trump.

    EXCLUDE: Any and all RINOs, globalists, free-traders, mealy-mouth politicos.

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    • robomom7 says:

      AMEN! I hope his new campaign team does not convince him that he must pick a RINO in order to “unify” the party. Under what banner? Unity can only start when those who sabotage conservatives are given the boot. There is nothing wrong with our party or our platform, but Trump needs to keep listening to the people who have supported him and gotten him this far. That is “we the people” and the voters.

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  36. Clc says:

    Rick Perry says he is available. I think he would be loyal to trump.

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  37. T. Wormwood says:

    How about Rep. Dave Brat? Took down Eric Cantor, not a RINO, and a PhD economist.

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  38. jperotti says:

    Jeff sessions would be a great choice he is a great senator and has been a supporter of trump for a long time chris christy would be a great attorney general pick, ben carson possible leader of veteran affairs some of the great women places like medical reform judge Jeanine as press secretary so many more

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  39. eric says:

    Jeff Sessions and Newt Gingrich would be great and help him navigate thru these unfamiliar waters.
    I hope he picks someone who shares his vision and buys into to his policey.
    I dont want to see this movement undermined by Cruz,Kasich or any establishment pick.

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  40. Jonathan Nguyen says:

    Rick Santorum. Former Senator (third-ranking Republican). Highly credenciated conservative & Christian. Immigration position like Trump’s & should work well with Trump as a running mate.

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