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Trump on vice presidential pick: 'I would want to choose a politician.'

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posted on May, 4 2016 @ 08:58 PM
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a reply to: Klassified

See my post above.

Rice, complicit during the Bush administration's lies which led to the Iraq war debacle -- causing far more death and destruction than Clinton with Bengazhi.

Rice even lied and defended Bush & Cheney in front of Congress, as we now know that memos were being circulated at the White House with "WMD" being a possible "angle" to get the American people on board to invade Iraq. She went along with it all...protected her bosses behinds when questioned about the intelligence regarding Iraq and WMD.

IMO?

Rice is FAR more of a criminal. How she sleeps at night knowing she went along with the lies that lead to 4,425 American soldiers dying and 32,223 wounded in action is beyond me.




posted on May, 4 2016 @ 09:01 PM
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only one small problem with that, lol


It’s a time-honored tradition for politicians to deny any interest in the vice presidency. But this year, with the possibility of Donald J. Trump as the Republican nominee, they really mean it. “Never,” said Chris Schrimpf, a spokesman for Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, who is still running against Mr. Trump. “No chance.” “Hahahahahahahahaha,” wrote Sally Bradshaw, a senior adviser to Jeb Bush, when asked if he would consider it. “Scott Walker has a visceral negative reaction to Trump’s character,” said Ed Goeas, a longtime adviser to the Wisconsin governor. Or, as Senator Lindsey Graham put it, “That’s like buying a ticket on the Titanic.” 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. The recoiling amounts to a rare rebuke for a front-runner: Politicians usually signal that they are not interested politely through back channels, or submit to the selection process, if only to burnish their national profiles.



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 09:05 PM
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a reply to: Konduit

I think he'd be more likely to stick Cruz in SCOTUS. I think Gingrich might be a possibility.

And for those who say the Congress hates his too much to put him there that's why I see him going. In the SCOTUS, he'd basically be replacing Scalia, like for like, and he'd be there for life. No real change over the status quo, and since he won Texas pretty handily, it seem like Texas may just keep sending him back to Congress no matter how much everyone there doesn't like him. If they put him in SCOTUS, he's one voice in 9 and gone out of their little world.



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 09:05 PM
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originally posted by: Konduit
a reply to: Bone75

He might pick someone like Cruz just for life insurance.


Okay I have to do this --- LOL! That's hilarious!
edit on 5/4/2016 by angeldoll because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 09:06 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom
Agreed on every point. She and Donnie should get along well. He's gonna need someone willing to stick her neck out for him.



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 09:11 PM
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I thought of Tulsi Gabbard.

She is a Bernie supporter.

But who the hell knows who he'll pick.



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 09:28 PM
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It's going to be Ted Cruz -- probably why Cruz dropped out.

If Trump's the presumptive nominee, he will need Cruz as the "establishment" VP to appease the old guard GOP types, and keep Cruz supporters on board.

Trump & Cruz probably talked and decided that bloodying their noses to a contested convention was pointless, and that Trump's popularity combined with Cruz's establishment credibility makes them a winning GOP ticket.

And now Trump makes these statements?

Hm...I'm seriously thinking we're going to hear Cruz is tapped for VP.



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 09:30 PM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
It's going to be Ted Cruz -- probably why Cruz dropped out.

If Trump's the presumptive nominee, he will need Cruz as the "establishment" VP to appease the old guard GOP types, and keep Cruz supporters on board.

Trump & Cruz probably talked and decided that bloodying their noses to a contested convention was pointless, and that Trump's popularity combined with Cruz's establishment credibility makes them a winning GOP ticket.

And now Trump makes these statements?

Hm...I'm seriously thinking we're going to hear Cruz is tapped for VP.


It either Rubio,Rand or Kasich.



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 09:39 PM
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No, Cruz would just tick off the establishment even more, but it would potentially solidify the anti-establishment groups.

There are three main voter blocks on the right: Trumpists, Cruzers, and never-Trumpers. Trump has to calculate which pick will do the most to sew up one of the other two blocks for him and how many crossovers there will be. If he picks Cruz, will that sew up enough Cruzers and stem the bleed of never-Trumpers from them enough to solidify a big enough part of the base? Or would he do better to pick a more GOPe candidate in the hopes that they will seduce enough never-Trumpers and establishment types now that the GOP has started signalling that they should support him as the nominee presumptive?

That's his calculus.



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 09:50 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
Condoleezza Rice.

An actual successful former Secretary of State.



The trouble is she could have been a serious contender in just about any riding and for any position.

She had enough of the B.S. and wouldn't run. A smart, smart lady.



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 09:55 PM
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Actually ... What about Allen West?



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 10:02 PM
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originally posted by: nwtrucker

originally posted by: xuenchen
Condoleezza Rice.

An actual successful former Secretary of State.



The trouble is she could have been a serious contender in just about any riding and for any position.

She had enough of the B.S. and wouldn't run. A smart, smart lady.


You're right about that. Condoleezza would be great, but would probably turn down Donald, if asked. What female politicians have strongly supported Donald Trump during the primary? That's probably a starting point, since loyal support is something that he values. Also, I think he's smart enough to know that the V.P. candidate would be a positive in this particular race, if she is a woman.

BTW.. are their any women politician Trump supporters who used to be men?



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 10:09 PM
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originally posted by: burgerbuddy
I thought of Tulsi Gabbard.

She is a Bernie supporter.

But who the hell knows who he'll pick.


With all the up-side-down and ass-backwards campaigning this election, I wouldn't be surprised if somebody starts a rumor he is selecting Hillary after she drops out.




posted on May, 4 2016 @ 10:11 PM
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a reply to: Profusion

The most Logical Choice of VP for Trump would be Lil' Marco , but I doubt Trump would go there considering how he basically destroyed da Boy .



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 10:13 PM
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Rice would be eaten alive.

All the memos that were uncovered about the lies surrounding the Iraq war and invasion?

Rice lied in front of congress, she had access and knowledge that there was an agenda to use WMD as a false pretext for war.

Condoleezza Rice has the blood of over 4,000 US servicemen on her hands (so does Bush Jr. and Cheney too).

I find it so bizarre how dismissive the conservatives/GOP/Republicans are to this. It's like how Oliver North is now some super hero. The guy that helped sell weapons to Iran? What the...?

When it comes to sheer numbers of lives lost, people maimed and families destroyed -- Rice has even Hillary Clinton beat, hands down.



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 10:27 PM
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Trump needs a vp for two reasons. First, he needs someone that will soften his edges and attract centrist voters. Second he needs someone that can work the back rooms in congress if elected.

Who fits that?

I havent yet decided whom to vote for. I usually end up checking the libertarian box though. Imo best we can realistically hope for is a dem senate, rep house, and Trump as executive. That should stall any ridiculous stuff, reduce spending, not let the dems further socialize anything, and a have a better ceo at the helm for foreign affairs.

That said id replace all of em with libertarians if i could.



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 12:28 AM
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Washington (CNN)Donald Trump praised Sunday the idea of Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin serving as his running mate.

South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, a Trump supporter, said on CNN's "State of the Union" that Fallin would be a great choice.
"I think you're going to see something different. I think what he will do is he won't go with the norm that you pick a battleground state and you pick somebody from that state or a rival candidate," he said. "I think he's going to say, 'Who can help me get the job done?' and I think he needs some balance, and I like Mary Fallin for that reason."
Trump: Oklahoma governor as VP is 'great' advice



A senior Trump campaign source said Wednesday that the campaign's early favorites for vice president are now New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio.
And Trump, in an interview with CNN on Wednesday, added another name to the list: Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who is expected to drop out of the race Wednesday afternoon.

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One governor who said she was "behind Donald Trump 100 percent" was Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin.

"I have not had any direct contact with Mr. Trump, but I would be very honored if I were to receive a call saying I need you to help make America great again," Fallin said in a statement regarding the VP speculation.

Trump begins weighing VP options


Trump/Fallin = Ventura/Schunk on a national scale?

Are the pieces falling into place?

"I have not had any direct contact with Mr. Trump, but I would be very honored if I were to receive a call saying I need you to help make America great again."

It sounds like she's had contact from someone representing Trump to me.



I was wondering who could look good next to Trump. I think they look great together.



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 12:43 AM
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Wouldn't be funny if everybody turned him down?



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 06:51 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
Wouldn't be funny if everybody turned him down?


Not going to happen. He already has a council working with him. If nothing else, he could like get Jeff Sessions to run with him.



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 08:55 AM
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a reply to: Profusion


I'm thinking picking a running mate who is a well versed 'politician' is the wrong move for Trump. It offers the option, and perhaps even the incentive, for the GOP elite to do everything they can to impeach Trump as the President and replace him with a V.P. more to the Establishment's liking.

The fight with the elitist establishment doesn't end with a Trump victory. It's merely the beginning. Most recent presidents select cretins for running mates....why impeach a President when the replacement would be even 'worse'?....


The only possible exception I can see might be Giuliani. He's an outside the box kind of guy and has a good relationship with Trump. (He's also said he's voting for Trump which makes choosing him easier.)

Knowing full well that he needs a political insider to prepare/warn him for the political machinery, the role could be filled with an advisor/consultant outside of the V.P. position.

I wouldn't discount Carson just yet, as well, as he's certainly not a political insider and would suit perfectly as the 'In-charge' in handling the A.C.A. debacle.

As Trump has done with his advisory group for foreign affairs is select individuals outside the 'accepted group' that has created the U.S. much trouble via both party's elites.

As Obama has done with his 'shadow gov't' with appointees, unelected, running many of our gov't agencies, Trump could use a Condi and many others with Presidential powers to address many of these issues as they have 'been there and done that' as Trump has himself in the 'capitalist market'.

In any event, Trump will select individuals who have much more knowledge that himself who are outside the good old boy network and let them loose with a mandate and the power to 'have at it'.


This CAN be done.....if he survives....



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