Thursday, April 28, 2016

So Who Will Or Should Trump Pick For VP?

Outside of the expected neocon and RNC front operations, Ted Cruz's selection of Carly Fiorina as his would be VP pick is seen by most observers as either desperate pandering, naked desperation or an open abandonment of numerous of his previously stated positions and alleged principles. In reality it's probably all three along with a pay back for his having dumped half a million dollars into her campaign earlier. I strongly doubt it will much impress the voters of Indiana and likely cheeses off both Kasich and Rubio.

All that said it has also opened the floodgates of speculation on who Trump might select. Some of it so absurd as to be laughable. Most notably FOX News correspondent Carl Cameron's statement last night that Trump has to pick a woman because his ego is two big, he's to much of an alpha male to share the political spotlight with with another male. These so called experts have been out flanked and made to look like fools by Trump since the day he announced. I don't see that pattern changing any time soon.

Trump has proven himself the consummate non-politician, politician. He doesn't tip his hand on anything until he is damn well ready to. He speech on foreign policy was a big thumb in the eye for the NWO, perpetual war, neocon elites. That includes the RNC, the DNC, the Clintons, the Council on Foreign Relations and the parasites of Wall Street and the United Nations. Behind closed doors a great many of them must be in apoplectic rage. Good, I think that was his intent, as angry people make bad/stupid decisions.

So what does this have to do with who he actually picks for VP? I'm not here to try and out guess Donald Trump. That's a fool's errand as has already been noted but I certainly don't think he is going to pick anyone who would be representative of positions strongly counter to his own.

In 2008 there was some talk that Obama would pick a "liberal" Republican as some sort of "national unity" ticket. I don't think that was ever seriously considered and the DNC probably dictated the orthodox and safe pick of Joe "the gaff machine" Biden.

As unpredictable as Trump is, he may play variation on that theme and pick a "conservative" Democrat. Jim Webb comes to mind. It would certainly out flank the establishment once again. What ever Trump decides to do you can bet it will leave the pundit class wiping egg off their collective faces yet again.

2 comments:

  1. Eminence FrontmanApril 29, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    I will say it right now, as I said when he was the first senator to publicly endorse him: Jeff Sessions of Alabama meets all the prerequisites Trump has put out there (knowledgeable of Congress, foreign policy experience,) and his choice would go a long way toward burnishing Trump's bone fides as a conservative. I'll put $50 on it now.

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    Sam holds a House leadership role as one of the few Deputy Whips (vote counters). He is a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means where he serves as the Chairman of the Social Security Subcommittee and sits on the Health Subcommittee. In the 112th Congress, House leaders appointed Sam to the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT).

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