March 15, 2016 at 8:08 pm #18747VitalogyParticipant
The media will continue to spin in order to win ratings, but any math major at this point can see with good certainty it’s going to be Trump vs Clinton for President.
The ugliness ahead will outdo anything we’ve seen to date, count on it.March 15, 2016 at 8:24 pm #18749skepticalParticipant
So, VP slot guesses anyone?March 15, 2016 at 8:29 pm #18750LangstonParticipant
For the GOP I nominate Weird Al Yankovic.March 15, 2016 at 8:44 pm #18751edselehrParticipant
Hillary’s VP: Bill (wouldn’t that be interesting…)
Trump’s VP: Ted NugentMarch 15, 2016 at 10:24 pm #18753jr_techParticipant
Hillary’s VP: Bill (wouldn’t that be interesting…)
Would that be legal?March 15, 2016 at 11:34 pm #18754edselehrParticipant
Good question, jr_tech.
I think the simple answer is yes. Bill Clinton (or any other ‘termed out” president) can later run and serve as vice president.
The 22nd Amendment says, “No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice”. In the above scenario, Bill Clinton would be running for Vice President, which is not restricted by the 22nd Amendment. If Hillary were to resign, die or be impeached then Bill would *ascend* to the Presidency and would serve out her term, but could not run for President again.
In either scenario, if (when) Hillary wins Bill will be in the White House again, at least as First Gentleman.March 16, 2016 at 12:47 am #18755skepticalParticipant
Based on this one decision alone, Clinton should be VP:March 16, 2016 at 4:14 am #18764Dxer1969Participant
My guess. Republican side. Trump may choose Kasich. Definitely not Cruz. Or Rubio. Not even Carson. Or maybe the senator from Washington who endorsed him. Maybe him.March 16, 2016 at 9:03 am #18766
Senator from Washington who endorsed Trump? I would be absolutely stunned if Patty Murray or Maria Cantwell, both quite liberal, would endorse Trump.
Kasich might be a good choice, someone with some experience, moderate, and success.March 16, 2016 at 1:02 pm #18773LurkingGrendelParticipant
Hillary: Julian Castro
Trump: Seriously, who the fuck knows? He’s a total idiot. The point can’t even be argued save by other stupid people.
I don’t see Kasich under any circumstances accepting a role in a Trump campaign. He’s basically the opposite of Trump in every regard, he’s been highly critical of the low-brow and anti-intellectual circus of dumb that has enveloped the GOP, and no doubt would still like to have a political future once Trump has finished losing the general and dragging the flaming remnants of the GOP brand through the gutter.
Tying your wagon to Trump is not likely to pay any positive dividends for anyone on the Republican side looking to be taken seriously at some point in the future.
Trump’s VP will likely be someone we’re not even thinking of/talking about. They’ll be a shallow, grasping, opportunistic douche and likely cast in the role to give some cover to Trump’s long, sordid, and on-going history of grotesque bigotry, racism, and misogyny. I.e. He’ll want someone that ticks off the minority box in some fashion so he and his credulous followers can say “See, we’re not ______, because _____ is the VP nominee”!
You know, like a Ben Carson. Every Republicans favorite ONE black friend.March 16, 2016 at 3:34 pm #18777
So what you’re saying, Lurking, is that Sarah Palin will be Trump’s running mate.March 16, 2016 at 3:57 pm #18778missing_kskdParticipant
Mister Ego and Mrs Word Salad…March 16, 2016 at 5:32 pm #18781LurkingGrendelParticipant
I know you’re (mostly) joking, but I actually thought about that for half a moment.
I don’t consider it likely for a number (a big number) of reasons, not the least of which is I’m pretty certain even Donald Trump thinks she’s a babbling moron that would add little heft, gravitas, or (moderate) coverage for him or the campaign. There’s only room for one willfully ignorant, serial lying, hysterical, narcissistic, bigoted, dullard on this ticket, baby.
Someone truly without ethics or a moral compass would happily clamber aboard The Donald Train for their own self-aggrandizement; completely unconcerned with the larger (and deeply concerning) impact. You know, like your typical Tea Bag moron. Someone who only lives to create disorder, grid-lock, obfuscation, is actively disdainful of how our government is supposed to function (i.e. compromises, check and balances, etc.) and is really only interested in themselves. All while giving lip service, and nothing more, to the idea of a Constitutional Republic while in fact possessing authoritarian leanings.
There’s a good chunk of Donald’s fan club that would fully support a dictator-in-chief; so as long as he’s their kind of dictator.
Or, perhaps someone who’s so tarnished their reputation in more mainstream GOP circles (or what passes for it these days) that they see no real downside in going down in flames with Trump. I.e. They’ll personally make a lot of money out of the experience; after the campaign. (Et Tu Chris Christie?)
I don’t consider that lap band candidate a viable option for a lot of very good reasons, either. But, again, who the fuck knows? Donald Trump is an unpredictable loon.
He spent today warning CNN that there would be riots if he’s not the GOP nominee for whatever reason. No…Donald is not inciting violence at all! Why would you think that?
What-a-dildo.March 16, 2016 at 5:44 pm #18782
I was totally tongue-in-cheek, but I wouldn’t put anything past The Donald.
He is full fucking bat shit. Ugh.March 16, 2016 at 6:08 pm #18784QPatrickEdwardsParticipant
Every time I hear Trump speak, I can’t help but think of how he would be a great wrestling “manager” for a WWE character.
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