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Old 07-12-2016, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by biscuitmom View Post
I completely agree but I find it interesting that she's vetting Admiral Stavridis.
My hunch is it's a smokescreen for vetting him for a cabinet position, likely Secy of Defense.
I agree. I think she's too risk averse to take that big a chance. Floating his name is a ploy to attract the Republican foreign policy establishment.

Old 07-12-2016, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by baxendale View Post
It could also be that Roger Ailes made sexual advances to the Newster and he declined so was let go.
OMG, thanks for the good laugh!!
Old 07-12-2016, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Bureaucat View Post
In a possibly related tell on the Veep choice for the Dems, Elizabeth Warren will speak on the first night of the convention, maybe indicating that she's not the Veep choice.

Looks more and more like Tim Kaine.
Bureaucat, I really don't think it will be Tim Kaine, because many on the far-left would oppose such a choice. In fact, I have started a new thread on this very subject.
Old 07-12-2016, 04:09 PM
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I just checked and can't find anything that says Secret Service provides protection for ex-spouses. Whew, that would have been a budget-buster.
Old 07-12-2016, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Enigma777 View Post
I really don't understand why he would pick someone with so much baggage. Heavily in debt, divorced wives (one with cancer), low favorables (a few years ago The Most disliked politician in America), and a throwback to the 90s--when he left as speaker pretty much despised. Shows what "great people" Trump surrounds himself with. Also massively divisive. Poor choice.

He's one of those guys who looks ok from a distance, but as soon as he gets out there--he's kind of hated, as demonstrated in 2012. But, it would be good for the Dems.

VP Wannabe Newt Gingrich Still $4.6 Million in Debt - The Daily Beast


Newt Gingrich's Popularity Falling Fast | US News
He also has some strong pluses going for him as being a very experienced politician that knows Congress like the back of his hand. He will bring at least some republicans back to the Trump side.
Every prominent republican that's been in office and is well known is "kind of hated". It goes with the turf, including now Paul Ryan.
He's not going to lose Trump any votes with Blacks or Hispanics that weren't going to vote for him anyway, and after 8 years of Obama, a throw back to the 90s doesn't sound so horrible.
Old 07-12-2016, 04:14 PM
Location: Southeast, where else?
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Originally Posted by burdell View Post
So, the GOP's going with the 'family values' team?
Why not, what's good for Bill has to be good for Newt...besides, at least the GOP won't end up spending 70 million of YOUR money proving he is getting blown.....which brings up a question, when Bill gets back, who does he go after first?

My money says Tigers don't change their stripes so, its got to be an intern....young, firm, attractive, funny, sexual, dresses in things other than pale blue pants suits.......everything Hillary has never been, nor will ever be......who can blame him?

He's going to be riding the next wave of interns like SeaBiscuit. Yeaaaah!!!!!!!!
Old 07-12-2016, 04:51 PM
Location: NJ/NY
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I thought it would be Gingrich, but now I'm not so sure. It's not like Trump to telegraph something like this ahead of time. May be an orchestrated ploy to catch the news cycle or build suspense.

...or maybe I'm overthinking it.

Either way, I think Gingrich would make a good Vice President.
Old 07-12-2016, 05:14 PM
Location: FL
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Originally Posted by Dole-McCain Republican View Post
If Trump really does choose Gingrich, it would confirm what I have suspected for some time: that Trump has very mixed feelings about becoming president (and really doesn't care about the damage that he will inflict on other Republicans in November). In fact, a lot of Trump's nonsensical actions are easier to understand if he indeed is hesitant about actually becoming president.
He doesn't want the job, he just wants to see if he could win.
Old 07-12-2016, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by burdell View Post
I have the feeling Donny's more interested in an ego boosting title than actually doing the day-in day-out job that goes with that title.

Yup. Everyone with common sense knows this. Fortunately, I have faith in the majority of American people.
Old 07-12-2016, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by biscuitmom View Post

Happy to hear it if this turns out to be legit.
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