Trump’s Potential VP Picks
Here is a guide to presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s potential running mates in the 2016 presidential election
- •Chris Christie (Governor, New Jersey)Christie would be an invaluable echo in the administration
- •Newt Gingrich (Former Speaker of the House, Georgia)Selecting Gingrich would allow the Trump campaign to match Clinton by offering its own unpleasant reminder of the 1990s.
- •John Kasich (Governor, Ohio)Kasich would lend a measure of experience and pragmatism to a campaign whose success relies on having neither of those things.
- •Ben Carson (Retired Neurosurgeon)The former presidential candidate is likely to wander onto the RNC stage regardless of whether or not he earns the vice presidential nomination.
- •Marco Rubio (Senator, Florida)Rubio could be exactly what Trump needs to appeal to defeated, self-loathing Hispanic voters who are now just a shell of the person they once were.
- •Mary Fallin (Governor, Oklahoma)Having a woman on his ticket could be the key to making Trump’s campaign even more confusing.
- •Bob Corker (Senator, Tennessee)The respected senator would pacify those concerned about Trump’s foreign policy credentials by providing a more realistic, down-to-earth plan to blow the Middle East into oblivion.
- •Brian Sandoval (Governor, Nevada)The Nevada moderate could help tone down Trump’s message from demagogic to simply inflammatory.
- •Mike Pence (Governor, Indiana)Pence could bolster the ticket as a serious, seasoned GOP leader who only thinks the things that Trump says.
- •Jeff Sessions (Senator, Alabama)Although Sessions has valuable and appealing experience from his time in the Senate, Trump admits even he was frightened by how quickly Sessions endorsed him for president.