During the past month Donald Trump has been engaged in a “full throttled” mission to select a vice-presidential running mate.
Trump told the New York Times in May of this year that he is forming a committee to select a running mate and that he has appointed Ben Carson to lead the committee.
According to Donald Trump, the former neurosurgeon has already taken a lead role in Trump’s review process to create a select list of finalists, which allegedly include Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
Ben Carson has been touted by many as a vice presidential candidate, however Carson has said he does not want the role.
The question is up in the air about whether or not Carson could he be talked in to reconsidering becoming Trump’s running mate.
While Carson lacks government experience, he does however attract African-American voters.
A integral part of Trump’s campaign strategy will likely focus on attracting a large percentage of African American voters in key swing states. Trump picking Ben Carson as his running mate may help Trump accomplish his swing state strategy.
It is interesting to consider that in the 2000 General Election, George W. Bush chose Dick Cheney to head up his vice presidential selection committee. In the end, all other candidates were eliminated and Cheney himself was chosen.
TRUMP HAS RULED OUT MARCO RUBIO FOR HIS RUNNING MATE
In a recent interview with Trump, Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly suggested the idea of Rubio in a ticket he called “Big Don and Little Marco.”
Trump quickly responded, “I would certainly consider him.”
However, Trump later brushed Rubio off :”But we do have a lot of candidates I think that would be very, very good,” Trump said.
Prior to Trump winning enough delegates to secure the GOP nomination, the campaign had polled Rubio delegates to see if they would vote for Trump on a second ballot, provided it was for a Trump-Rubio ticket.
However, now that Trump is the presumptive GOP nominee, Trump’s high command decided that Rubio “would not be a good fit” for several reasons.
Rubio would likely not woo Hispanic-American voters in large numbers. Rubio also lost his home state primary by a large margin to Trump, creating doubt that Rubio would help Trump carry Florida.
Rubio admitted to Newsmax in January of 2015 that he might have a difficult race had he sought re-election in 2016 because Florida, in his words, “is a tough, competitive state.”
Trump also feels the junior Florida senator doesn’t have the experience he wants to see in his vice president, credentials that might offset Crooked Hillary Clinton’s likely charge that Trump is not knowledgeable enough about the federal government.
Although various mainstream and alternate media sources have falsely claimed Donald Trump has leaned towards people such as Newt Gingrich or Ted Cruz as his potential running mates, Trump for the most part has been quiet about the subject.
LYIN TED CRUZ – REALLY?
Trump has said that he would consider making Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) his running mate.
“I respect Ted,” he told host Bill O’Reilly on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor.” “He was a very strong competitor. He really competed hard and tough.”
“He’s certainly a capable guy,” Trump added. “It’s something we can think about.
Although, I am not a political analyst, I cannot fathom why Trump would consider Cruz after spending months proclaiming repeatedly that Cruz is a liar.
Arguably, there is probably very few, if any people in America that have not either heard or heard of, Trump proclaiming, “He raises his bible high. Puts it down and he lies. Lyin’ Ted.”
How could Trump ever sell the American public on Cruz as his running mate after basically telling the whole world that Cruz is a scumbag liar?
It nothing else, Trump should definitely reconsider his thinking about his statement, “I respect Ted” to Bill O’Reilly.
Frankly, I had trouble believing what my ears told me Trump had said. Respect? Trump can’t be serious or could he?
CARSON SHOULD BE TRUMP’S OBVIOUS CHOICE – HIS ONLY CHOICE FOR A RUNNING MATE
Many of the people recently presented by the mainstream and alternative media sources as allegedly being considered by Trump as a running mate, do not like Donald Trump.
Newt Gingrich for instance, is a snake in the grass double-dealing Trump hater.
Although Gingrich has pretended in many instances to support Donald Trump, a Trump presidency would basically put Gingrich and his crony’s out of business.
Additionally, Gingrich with his back up against the wall, recently condemned Trump over comments Trump recently made about U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is overseeing a lawsuit involving Trump University.
If Gingrich condemns Trump over small issues, certainly he will try to crucify him over the bigger issues.
Ben Carson has never publicly condemned Donald Trump. Even when Carson has disagreed with Trump over political and or personal issues, Carson has always done so in an intelligent and respectful manner.
In my opinion, Ben Carson contrasts excellently with Trump, giving Trump a calming influence that will most likely set well with many American voters who may be sitting on the fence about who to vote for, especially with Bernie Sanders pretty much out of the race.
With all due consideration, Trump would be very wise to take a very hard look at Carson for his running mate. Hopefully, if Trump looks Carsons’ way, Carson will reconsider his earlier decision not to run as Trump’s running mate.