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OGIS
05-01-2016, 12:25 PM
The NY Times has an article on the problem of finding a running mate for donald Trump...
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/01/us/politics/donald-trump-vice-president.html?_r=1&utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link

...and another over who those possible running mates might be...
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/05/01/us/politics/donald-trump-running-mate.html

I thought it would be interesting to get serious input from the forum as to who members here think he should select. There are some interesting suggestions in that second article, but feel free to nominate whomever you think would (1) help Trump get elected, and (2) make an excellent choice for a VEEP.

Then I can post another thread with anonymous voting for the candidates generated in this thread.

Warning: the Usual Suspects who usually post nothing except ad hom are hereby put on notice. This is a serious thread. Nothing for you here.

Bo-4
05-01-2016, 12:30 PM
LoL!!

Or, as Senator Lindsey Graham put it, “That’s like buying a ticket on the Titanic.”

How about Amarosa or Gary Busey? :)

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/df/84/16/df8416f0f69932091b81c37b1cf2470d.jpg

Doublejack
05-01-2016, 12:41 PM
To be honest I can't think of anyone who would "help" his election.

I wouldn't be surprised to see the standby Sarah Palin fall into the slot.

OGIS
05-01-2016, 12:41 PM
LoL!!

Or, as Senator Lindsey Graham put it, “That’s like buying a ticket on the Titanic.”

How about Amarosa or Gary Busey?

Serious thread, dude.

MMC
05-01-2016, 12:44 PM
The Donald says.....it has to be a Political Insider. Whoever it is.




Donald Trump on VP pick: We need a political insider......

He still won't say -- but the GOP front-runner divulged Wednesday that it would likely be an insider in contrast with his outsider status.

"I do want somebody that's political, because I want to get lots of great legislation we all want passed," Trump said Wednesday in a Q&A at Regent University. "We're going to probably choose somebody that's somewhat political."

Trump said the "main quality" he would seek in a running mate would be someone who could be a "great president" if something were to happen to require that person to step in -- but after that, it's about balancing his political outsider status......snip~

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/24/politics/donald-trump-political-insider-vice-president/index.html

Peter1469
05-01-2016, 12:49 PM
The Establishment will tell Trump that he will have Jeb as his running mate.

Just as the Establishment told Reagan that he would have Bush the Elder as his running mate.

Quicksilver
05-01-2016, 12:53 PM
How about someone from Duck Dynasty??

Chris
05-01-2016, 12:59 PM
How about his wife, reality following fiction of House of Cards.

Subdermal
05-01-2016, 01:17 PM
My gut tells me he's picking Kasuck. This is particularly smart if he's really close to 1237, but needs unbound delegates to declare for him on the first ballot.

Beyond that, it will stop Suck from being combative in Cleveland.

MMC
05-01-2016, 01:30 PM
:wink:


Trump: I'd Consider Rubio, Kasich, Walker for VP
Donald Trump said he's open to asking Marco Rubio, John Kasich, and Scott Walker to be his running mate should he win the Republican party's presidential nomination.

In an interview with USA Today, (http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/04/11/donald-trump-interview-elections-2016-ayn-rand-vp-pick-politics-column/82899566/) Trump said he has a mental list of potential vice vice presidents but will not reveal it. When asked about giving Rubio, a Florida senator who suspended his presidential campaign in mid-March, a job in his administration, Trump wouldn't rule anything out.

"There are people I have in mind in terms of vice president. I just haven't told anybody names. ... I do like Marco. I do like Kasich. … I like Walker actually in a lot of ways. I hit him very hard. ... But I've always liked him. There are people I like, but I don't think they like me because I have hit them hard."

Political commentator Dick Morris told Newsmax last month he believes Trump and Kasich struck a deal (http://www.newsmax.com/Newsmax-Tv/dick-morris-john-kasich-secret-deal-trump/2016/03/16/id/719418/)that will keep Kasich in the race, which could slot Kasich in as Trump's VP.....snip~


Breaking News at Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/donald-trump-consider-vice-president/2016/04/11/id/723378/#ixzz47QjvjEGN

del
05-01-2016, 01:31 PM
sara fiorina

Bo-4
05-01-2016, 01:34 PM
How about someone from Duck Dynasty??

Willie's Robertson's perfect and already a Trump supporter.

If he's not interested - Mike Tyson? :D

del
05-01-2016, 01:37 PM
carly palin

Bo-4
05-01-2016, 01:41 PM
carly palin

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OhPbgvGPsYU/VkTmV83YiJI/AAAAAAAFSM4/7nJ-NRwWGe0/w426-h355/15%2B-%2B1

Standing Wolf
05-01-2016, 01:46 PM
"Help Trump win"? Well, let's see...the Most Interesting Man in the World is available now. IRL, he's a native New Yorker and Jewish, so he's got a chance of picking up at least some of the Bernie vote. Chuck Norris could probably do it. Sorry, when it comes to Trump being elected President, that is just about as serious as I'm able to get.

Chris
05-01-2016, 01:49 PM
Bernie Sanders. They could run on a Populist Party ticket.

Bo-4
05-01-2016, 01:49 PM
"Help Trump win"? Well, let's see...the Most Interesting Man in the World is available now. IRL, he's a native New Yorker and Jewish, so he's got a chance of picking up at least some of the Bernie vote. Chuck Norris could probably do it. Sorry, when it comes to Trump being elected President, that is just about as serious as I'm able to get.

Found the perfect guy:

Actor Charlie Sheen said he would be Donald Trump's running mate "in a heartbeat" in a tweet (https://twitter.com/charliesheen/status/636971482438959104?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw) in August 2015.

Mark III
05-01-2016, 01:53 PM
The word is that most of the serious people don't want it.

I would think he has to go as establishment conservative as he can find, that agrees to do it.

I'm not sure Rubio wouldn't say yes. He could try and deflect all the ridicule by saying he was doing it for the good of the Republican Party and not himself. No one would believe him, but it's plausible on paper.

The Trump VP running mate is a position of total insignificance to the vote, so it really doesn't matter who it is.

Bo-4
05-01-2016, 02:01 PM
Serious thread, dude.

Sorry, tried to be serious but as your link points out - nobody serious wants it.

But i bet Rubio would take it if asked. He's got nothing else to do!

IMPress Polly
05-01-2016, 02:13 PM
I've got the overall best track record for election predictions so far of anyone on this message board and I predict that Trump will pick Chris Christie as his running mate. He's named several possible choices -- Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, and Chris Christie -- but of those choices, only Christie hasn't already turned down the offer. Last I saw, Trump seemed to single out Christie specifically as a prospective running mate while he (Christie) was standing right behind him (Trump). Christie just smiled. I think that, unlike the others, he'd like to be picked. The others are smarter: they'd rather not be directly attached to what's clearly a losing campaign.

Christie also just fits the profile of a Trump pick. He's a jackass like his boss and seems perfectly contented to play the role of background decoration that his boss expects in subordinates. And, to top it all off, technically he was an "establishment lane" candidate during the earlier part of the contest, so he's got that crucial Trump criteria going for him as well.

Bo-4
05-01-2016, 03:17 PM
Bernie Sanders. They could run on a Populist Party ticket.

Populist as in 3rd party?

I think they'd win as a Republican ticket and Trump has always respected Bernie (knows that there are crossovers with their voters - smart).

But don't guess Bernie would do it.

The Xl
05-01-2016, 03:19 PM
Vince McMahon.

Bo-4
05-01-2016, 03:22 PM
I've got the overall best track record for election predictions so far of anyone on this message board and I predict that Trump will pick Chris Christie as his running mate. He's named several possible choices -- Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, and Chris Christie -- but of those choices, only Christie hasn't already turned down the offer. Last I saw, Trump seemed to single out Christie specifically as a prospective running mate while he (Christie) was standing right behind him (Trump). Christie just smiled. I think that, unlike the others, he'd like to be picked. The others are smarter: they'd rather not be directly attached to what's clearly a losing campaign.

Christie also just fits the profile of a Trump pick. He's a jackass like his boss and seems perfectly contented to play the role of background decoration that his boss expects in subordinates. And, to top it all off, technically he was an "establishment lane" candidate during the earlier part of the contest, so he's got that crucial Trump criteria going for him as well.

Don't remember Rubio turning it down but you're probably onto something there Polly.

Chris has nothing to do either and is clearly bucking for the job.

He's the perfect hood ornament even though his national approval rating is now in the low 30's.

Bo-4
05-01-2016, 03:26 PM
Vince McMahon.

Vince would never do it.

Trump once shaved his head. :cool:

http://images.techtimes.com/data/thumbs/full/215106/600/0/0/0/donald-trump-and-vince-mcmahon.png

OGIS
05-01-2016, 03:40 PM
The word is that most of the serious people don't want it.

I would think he has to go as establishment conservative as he can find, that agrees to do it.

I'm not sure Rubio wouldn't say yes. He could try and deflect all the ridicule by saying he was doing it for the good of the Republican Party and not himself. No one would believe him, but it's plausible on paper.

The Trump VP running mate is a position of total insignificance to the vote, so it really doesn't matter who it is.

Actually, isn't the Presidential running mate the traditional "heavy" when it comes to slamming the other party's nominees? I don't think that is insignificant.

Chris
05-01-2016, 03:45 PM
Populist as in 3rd party?

I think they'd win as a Republican ticket and Trump has always respected Bernie (knows that there are crossovers with their voters - smart).

But don't guess Bernie would do it.

Trump/Sanders, third party Populist Party. Trump would capture discontented Reps and Sander discontented Dems. It would probably be the end of both major parties, or at least the duopoly.

OGIS
05-01-2016, 03:48 PM
Populist as in 3rd party?

I think they'd win as a Republican ticket and Trump has always respected Bernie (knows that there are crossovers with their voters - smart).

But don't guess Bernie would do it.

That would be a jaw dropper. And it would be a win.

Most informed people suspect that Trump's conservativatism is largely Kabuki Theater for the Republican base. The man endorsed the single payer health plan concept (socialized medicine) back in 2004 or thereabouts, for heaven's sake. And I read Trump as a mega-pragmatist. In addressing the jobs issue, in addition to kicking out the illegals I think we may see a rebirth of something like the WPA. Reduction in the size of government? I don't think so.

And if Sanders goes on record with specific "free market" based proposals for attaining the things he wants (think FDR and the Knudsen/Kaiser solution to WWII rearmament), then I think that the "Socialist Dragon" will be seen by a majority of Americans as a white haired, honorable old man who wants to help the country.

The Xl
05-01-2016, 03:50 PM
Vince would never do it.

Trump once shaved his head. :cool:

http://images.techtimes.com/data/thumbs/full/215106/600/0/0/0/donald-trump-and-vince-mcmahon.png

Haha I remember that, that's why I named dropped McMahon

zelmo1234
05-01-2016, 03:51 PM
I've got the overall best track record for election predictions so far of anyone on this message board and I predict that Trump will pick Chris Christie as his running mate. He's named several possible choices -- Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, and Chris Christie -- but of those choices, only Christie hasn't already turned down the offer. Last I saw, Trump seemed to single out Christie specifically as a prospective running mate while he (Christie) was standing right behind him (Trump). Christie just smiled. I think that, unlike the others, he'd like to be picked. The others are smarter: they'd rather not be directly attached to what's clearly a losing campaign.

Christie also just fits the profile of a Trump pick. He's a jackass like his boss and seems perfectly contented to play the role of background decoration that his boss expects in subordinates. And, to top it all off, technically he was an "establishment lane" candidate during the earlier part of the contest, so he's got that crucial Trump criteria going for him as well.

It won't be Christie because 2 from the NE is disaster.

I think it will be Rubio. He left the race and shut up. I think the deal was already made.

OGIS
05-01-2016, 03:52 PM
Trump/Sanders, third party Populist Party. Trump would capture discontented Reps and Sander discontented Dems. It would probably be the end of both major parties, or at least the duopoly.

A political "killer app."

Chris
05-01-2016, 04:06 PM
A political "killer app."

A virus. Malware.

OGIS
05-01-2016, 04:14 PM
A virus. Malware.

Ya put down your sawbuck and spin the wheel, son. Maybe we win, maybe we don't. Life is risk.

MMC
05-01-2016, 08:49 PM
I've got the overall best track record for election predictions so far of anyone on this message board and I predict that Trump will pick Chris Christie as his running mate. He's named several possible choices -- Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, and Chris Christie -- but of those choices, only Christie hasn't already turned down the offer. Last I saw, Trump seemed to single out Christie specifically as a prospective running mate while he (Christie) was standing right behind him (Trump). Christie just smiled. I think that, unlike the others, he'd like to be picked. The others are smarter: they'd rather not be directly attached to what's clearly a losing campaign.

Christie also just fits the profile of a Trump pick. He's a jackass like his boss and seems perfectly contented to play the role of background decoration that his boss expects in subordinates. And, to top it all off, technically he was an "establishment lane" candidate during the earlier part of the contest, so he's got that crucial Trump criteria going for him as well.

Christie would be picked for AG.....he isn't a political insider and can't get legislation passed. Moreover, he isn't so up on dealing with those overseas.

IMPress Polly
05-02-2016, 06:02 AM
Chris wrote:
Trump/Sanders, third party Populist Party. Trump would capture discontented Reps and Sander discontented Dems. It would probably be the end of both major parties, or at least the duopoly.

Not only would that never happen under any circumstances that I can possibly imagine, but I think you should be able to pretty clearly see where things are headed for the Sanders campaign by now. They're not as transparently desperate as the Ted Cruz people are, but they have pretty dramatically changed their tune this last week, announcing that the candidate will henceforth cease criticisms of Clinton's Goldman Sachs speech and focus political critiques on Trump. Not too surprising when you consider the major defeats of April and the fact that Sanders, as of Friday's polling anyway, is still trailing Clinton in tomorrow's open primary in Indiana despite it being a demographically favorable state for him and also despite the fact that Clinton hasn't even bothered to campaign there or run any ads in the state. She's literally beating him in a state he SHOULD logically win without even trying. And Sanders is laying off staff while Clinton is adding. Furthermore, he's gone from claiming that Clinton is unqualified for the presidency two weeks ago to saying that he'll only endorse her if she embraces key positions of his last week to now saying that he'll support her unconditionally if she's the Democratic nominee (like there's any chance she won't be). Do the math on this. Where are things headed?

I predict that, no matter what the Sanders people officially say at this moment, if Sanders loses in Indiana tomorrow (especially if it's by double digits), he may well quit the race sooner rather than later, as in possibly within the week. And yes, sooner or later, he WILL endorse Hillary Clinton officially.

Common
05-02-2016, 06:25 AM
The thread asks who would I want for VP. Doesnt matter to me who the VP is, its the candidate and subsequent president that is important. I dont remember in my lifetime a President expiring and a VP taking over. So I really dont give whos going to be the VP much thought.

I can comment on VPS chosen and I outwardly laughed when Ted Cruz chose Carly Fiorina as VP.
First of all who the hell is he to choose a VP hes not even winning the nomination. Second Carly Fiorina? LMAO she is the poster child for outsourcing and screwing your workers. How he thought she could even remotely help him win nomination is laughable. I realize he chose her to win favor with right wing convention delegates but what he needs is to gain favor with trump voters and fiorina to them is the anti christ.

Trump supporters are not right wing loons, they are not racists like the media wants to portray them but anyone but hillary would be portrayed as racist by the media, she needs the votes yanno. Trump supporters are not anything but middleclass working people that have been SCREWED and neglected by both parties establishments.

The are those that are sick and tired of both parties enriching themselves and doing nothing for the people. The middle class working class has had enough and they are voting trump as if he was a third party candidate.

Bill Clinton passed Nafta against all the protests of unions and working people and that was the beginning of the downfall of the american factory worker. Obama rammed through his trade deal against all the protests of the Unions. The republican party hasnt passed a bill or tried to pass a bill that doesnt screw everyone else for the benefit of the rich and corporate entities. HIllary is no different than Bill clinton. She doesnt DESERVE to be president just because shes a WOMAN. She does not deserve to be the first female president, If Elizabeth warren was running for Potus Id vote for her. Shes honest and she cares about the working class.

Even if trump doesnt win he will have shook up the basket and his supporters would have sent a message.

One thing else I think its disgusting that democrats use illegal immigrants and blacks like tools to get elected. Instead of running on what they will actually do for the country. They talk about how everyone else mistreats and is racist against the poor illegals sucking us dry and black americans. GARBAGE and bullshit