As awful as it might sound, there is a real possibility that Donald Trump may take the GOP primary. But, even more intriguing, is the question of who would he choose to stand up beside him. No, not his wife. Instead the burning concern is, who would Trump choose to be his vice president?
Would he surprise the country with a traditional politician, one who would shore up Trump? New Jersey governor Chris Christie gave a disturbing performance when he stood behind Trump at the billionaire’s press conference last week, looking more like a mafia bodyguard than a potential running mate.
Maybe Trump would go with someone who would haul in the minority vote. He could select a woman, a person who is Hispanic or black, or someone who is gay or transgender. Of course, he could choose a transgender black woman. Not likely.
So, that leaves the vice president who would shock and awe the people throughout the country. Given Trump’s proclivity to generating headlines, this option sounds like the most promising.
Christie was the only traditional politician to stand up in the shadow of Trump’s bright light, but he looked about as comfortable as a cat perched on a narrow branch during Trump’s news conference. Still, Christie fulfills an important Trump concern. The New Jersey governor endorsed Trump.
Professor at St. Louis University School of Law Joel Goldstein has written about the vice presidency and had this to say:
‘You don’t want to make a pick who’s going to reinforce negative things about you.’
So far, neither Christie nor Trump has spoken publicly about a vice presidency, but Christie held a press conference Thursday:
‘You don’t interview for those jobs, you don’t campaign for those jobs.’
Then, there is South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, but she is out, because she publicly criticized Trump as one of the “angriest voices” in politics in the GOP’s State of the Union response.
Frankly, Trump probably has unresolved issues about women. He has been divorced multiple times. Then, he made a remarkably crude remark about Fox News’ debate co-host Megyn Kelly to CNN’s Don Lemon:
‘She was bleeding from her eyes. She was bleeding from her whatever.’
So scratch New Mexico governor Susana Martine and Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn, too.
Herman Cain is black and a businessman (Godfather’s Pizza CEO) rather than a politician, like Trump, but I don’t think he has a chance. After all, Cain is a LOSER, and everyone knows how Trump feels about losers.
Trump might go for someone way out of the range of Republican thought, such as actor and karate king Chuck Norris. Then there is the sarcastic wit, Dennis Miller.
Trump is likely to go for the shock value. That means he might even select his daughter Ivanka Trump, because they work well together, and she is hot.
Plus, Ivanka might be the only one who would accept Trump’s invitation.
H/T: The Hill