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Trump VP search enters home stretch

By turtledove follow turtledove   2016 Jul 5, 10:17pm 4,015 views   18 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    

Trump VP search enters home stretch as pick likely next week

Washington (CNN) — Donald Trump's much anticipated vice presidential pick is expected to be announced next week, a Trump adviser told CNN Tuesday.

The presumptive Republican nominee will choose from a narrowing list of potential running mates that represent a wide range of styles.

Does Trump want to double the bombast by picking a brash straight-talker who mirrors his own style, like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or former House Speaker Newt Gingrich?

Does he prefer someone whose Washington experience and message discipline would counter his freelancing, like Indiana Gov. Mike Pence?

Or does he want to elevate a rising star, like Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst or Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton?

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Just two weeks from the Republican National Convention, Trump's vice presidential search -- and speculation about who he'll pick -- is at a fever pitch.

Trump met in person over the holiday weekend with Pence and Ernst, and kicked up speculation when he praised Ernst and Cotton on Twitter -- something he did again on Tuesday.

"It was great spending time with @joniernst yesterday. She has done a fantastic job for the people of Iowa and U.S. Will see her again!" Trump tweeted.


1   turtledove   ignore (0)   2016 Jul 5, 10:17pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Are we taking bets, yet?

2   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostakovitch   ignore (56)   2016 Jul 5, 10:47pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

These guys, take the one who can shriek SIEG! HEIL! louder and higher than the rest.

3   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostakovitch   ignore (56)   2016 Jul 6, 5:28am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Or just go full blown rub shit on your face and howl crazy - and appoint psychosarah.

4   FNWGMOBDVZXDNW   ignore (3)   2016 Jul 6, 6:32am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Palin will be the official 1st taint licker and language murderer.
He will pick some Midwestern rube as a running mate. Maybe, shudder, a woman.

5   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2016 Jul 6, 6:35am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I would like to see Huckabee but he aint even on the list.
I hope he doesn't choose a token candidate. He's going to need all of the braintrust he can get.
I would be a damn shame if he chose someone because of their optics. Only thing worse would be an establishment doucebag like Newt and his ilk.

6   FNWGMOBDVZXDNW   ignore (3)   2016 Jul 6, 6:38am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Tenpoundbass says

. He's going to need all of the braintrust he can get.

Dam. Palin is out.

7   zzyzzx   ignore (2)   2016 Jul 6, 9:45am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

How about Howard Stern?

8   turtledove   ignore (0)   2016 Jul 6, 5:37pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I'm going with Kasich.

Kasich went from "zero chance" to "not inlined." Perhaps he's softening. He brings Ohio and would fill in the gaping holes in Trump's skill sets.

9   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2016 Jul 6, 6:05pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

turtledove says

I'm going with Kasich.

Kasich went from "zero chance" to "not inlined."

I'm with Ann on this. His Firebrand was what made him through the primaries, and I would wager any thing the running that campaign was the guy to beat this time around.
Now Trump is hiring consultants, to appease the MSM masses because they were ridiculing him for winning without them. So he got them, if that makes any Goddamned since at all, but there you go.

We didn't sweat a whole year of being bombarded by reverse hate discrimination by every political movement in America that was not Trump. That especially goes for the RINO assholes like Kasih.
He can't be serious about Newt, his biggest attack on Clinton was he signed NAFTA he talks about how bad NAFTA was then he would entertain one of the chief architects of the damn thing now as his running mate?
That makes no sense and would inexcusable, he will sink faster than Mitt Romney after they after he got all of that outsourcing scandal all over him, after talking about being the jobs president. And before that McCain choosing Palin. Oddly though, I still thought that was Sarah's race to lose. Had she withdrawn from McCain campaign due to the way she was mishandled, and she should have ran as independent.
2008 would have been a whole different race altogether. But Palin was no good for McCain's campaign. Newt would be worse.

Trump should fire his consultant and advisers and go it alone. We're in uncharted territory he doesn't need those assholes.
Not running against the biggest known American political crook since Richard Nixon. He got impeached she's tying to get elected...

10   FNWGMOBDVZXDNW   ignore (3)   2016 Jul 6, 6:18pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Tenpoundbass says

Trump should fire his consultant and advisers and go it alone. We're in uncharted territory he doesn't need those assholes.

Exactly. He should make a spectacle out of each firing for media attention. Then, he should just pick ivanka as his vp. Everyone else is saying no. Fuck it, one person for being the daughter, running his business, for to have sex with, being his advisor, and VP. Now that's streamlining.

11   Blurtman   ignore (1)   2016 Jul 6, 6:22pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

There is only one choice:

12   FNWGMOBDVZXDNW   ignore (3)   2016 Jul 6, 6:32pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Ironman says

You really are fucked in the head... I'm serious..

Trump is the sick one, as he likes to talk about banging his daughter. Weird, isn't it?

14   Ceffer   ignore (5)   2016 Jul 6, 7:19pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Give Putin a fake Hawaiian birth certificate and make him Vice President!

15   anonymous   ignore (null)   2016 Jul 6, 7:33pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      


16   neplusultra57   ignore (0)   2016 Jul 6, 8:43pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

turtledove says

fill in the gaping holes in Trump's skill sets.

That's too tall an order given his sieve like mind. But he could use another bomb thrower. A real burn-the-place-down shut-down-the-government type willing to say anything and never flinch. Someone who resembles Trump in his personal attributes: is equally fat, on his third wife, routinely has to be dunned over his bills, with really tacky taste and a profligate willingness to pursue of it. Someone who will force the Scarlet Whore to choose her VP as a matchup countermove. Gotta be Newt, doncha think? He's never had an unuttered thought in his life so they should get on like clones. He might even be onto a newer younger wife by the time Trump makes up his alleged mind. He probably thinks Newt needs to upgrade anyway.

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