Now wait. I didn’t say I knew the name of Donald Trump’s Vice Presidential choice but at least he’s giving out hints about his process and that sort of narrows it down.
Trump says the remaining five or six people on his list, which includes New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, for the most part have been vetted over the past 20 years. Trump also stated he didn’t want to go with another businessperson.
Rumors abound that Trump will make his decision at the GOP convention in Cleveland, OH in July. That is unconventional, as the nominee and VP choice usually stroll into the convention together and then start on a nationwide tour after it’s over. However, this is a new election with new players and the script has been rewritten; out with the old and in the new.
From USA Today:
Who will Donald Trump pick for vice president? There are “five or six people” he’s looking at right now.
“I have a list of people that I would like,” Trump said in an interview with the Associated Press Tuesday.
Trump said all of the people he’s interested in — and he hasn’t ruled out New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is currently head of his transition team, he says — have held public office before.
“We don’t need another business person,” he said.
As for the vetting process, Trump thinks the political résumés of his choices will be easy to check because they’ve all been in the public eye for so long.
“For the most part, they’ve been vetted over the last 20 years,” he said.
Trump’s announcement that he has a list comes after multiple prominent Republicans (most recently Florida Sen. Marco Rubio) have said they didn’t want to join his ticket. On Tuesday, he tweeted that he wasn’t interested in any of them anyway.
So it seems Corey Lewandowski takes the reins of vetting the remaining candidates so Dr. Ben Carson can move on to another role. Lewandowski is a loyal Trump soldier and has been close to the candidate since it started. The remaining candidates have to have the zing that Trump has for this to work. In my opinion, Trump can’t come forward with a stale, unenthusiastic partner for the campaign or the fire that the voting base has now will go out quickly.
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