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View Poll Results: Trump running mate
Mike Pence 12 15.00%
Newt Gingrich 22 27.50%
Michael Flynn 3 3.75%
Chris Christie 6 7.50%
Jeff Sessions 5 6.25%
John Kasich 6 7.50%
Marsha Blackburn 3 3.75%
John Thune 0 0%
Scott Brown 5 6.25%
Mary Fallin 2 2.50%
Ben Carson 2 2.50%
Any Other 14 17.50%
Voters: 80. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-10-2016, 07:39 AM
 
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Newt would be perfect for a "family values" ticket.
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Old 07-10-2016, 08:19 AM
 
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Genuinely, I have no idea who the hell he'd pick. On one end, I'm not so sure who would want it. And on the other, if he picks an 'establishment Republican' won't his voters start wondering what exactly makes him different from the usual politicians, since that's exactly what the usual politician would do?

Who am I kidding, Trump voters NEVER call Trump on his BS. I've asked for their opinions on his views on libel laws and to this day, no one has explained why it's a good position. He could pick John McCain and not one of them would be concerned.

So maybe Chris Christie?
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Old 07-10-2016, 08:51 AM
 
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Updates:

- Mary Fallin has not submitted full documentation and doesn't appear to be a top prospect.
- Marsha Blackburn believes she is an "unlikely" candidate, will speak at RNC
(this doesn't mean much, as the speaking schedule has not been released)
- Manafort comment from May 26 that choosing a woman or minority would be
seen as 'pandering' still being brought up.
- Pence is receiving 'the full vet'.
- Gingrich 'actively lobbying' for VP slot.
- Chris Christie still seen as an option.
- Christie will appear with Trump on Monday rally
- Pence will appear with Trump on yet-to-be scheduled Tuesday rally
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Old 07-10-2016, 08:55 AM
 
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If he's smart he'll offer the VP slot to Cruz.
The first job of VP is to get you elected. People who were going to vote for Cruz would die before they vote for Hillary. So it doesn't help Trump at all with the undecided.
Although Gingrich is the likely choice, the same thing applies.

Marsha Blackburn may help with the female vote, but Condaleeza would be better.
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Old 07-10-2016, 09:15 AM
 
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Pound for pound, Kasich would provide the most 'yang' to Trump's 'yin.'
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Old 07-10-2016, 09:41 AM
 
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Joe the plumber or Larry the cable guy.
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Old 07-10-2016, 10:32 AM
 
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Marsha Blackburn may help with the female vote, but Condaleeza would be better.
Condoleeza has long dropped out of the public eye. She's generally considered
to be a sellout, a female Colin Powell.
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Old 07-10-2016, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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Palin!
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Old 07-10-2016, 12:26 PM
 
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I believe it will be none of the above.
I also think he has already made his choice, and it isn't a politician, but someone who knows politics in and out.
Because his choice(I think) is an outsider so to speak, it could help Trump by distancing the ticket from Washington politics, which is what the electorate seem to want.

If I am correct, it is a brilliant move by Trump.

Bob.
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Old 07-10-2016, 12:34 PM
 
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Honestly I can't see why people would pick Newt. He's just a load of baggage that comes along with him.
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