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Is it too early to talk about vice-president candidates?

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    Tessa Stuart, Rolling Stone, March 3, 2016: Who Would Hillary Clinton's Vice President Be?

    It probably is premature to start flouting vice-presidential names in the media, especially for Hillary Clinton. That would really turn Bernie supporters off. Nevertheless, Rolling Stone has put forth six possible names for a Clinton VP:

    Tom Perez, current Labor Secretary , who Rolling Stone calls "a good bet". Perez has strong ties to labor groups and the Latino community.

    Sherrod Brown, Senator from Ohio for being a "prominent progressive" whose selection would help deliver Ohio.

    Julián Castro, mayor of San Antonio, with strong ties to the Latino community. However, perhaps lacks experience.

    Cory Booker, New Jersey Senator, and previously popular mayor of Newark. Strong advocate for gun control.

    Bernie Sanders, to unify Democrats against a Republican ticket of Trump or another "Crazy".

    Elizabeth Warren, to likewise help bring on board the liberal progressives who have not warmed to Hillary

    I suppose if Bernie is victorious over Hillary, some of these same names will appear on his list. I hadn't thought about the choice of Tom Perez much, but I can see why he is top of the list.

    Anyone else?

  • Center Left
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    I am an Ohioan until tomorrow. Anyway, our Gov. John Kasich has been mentioned as a possible VP candidate for the evil side. I wouldn't be surprised because he has experience in govt.
  • Independent
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    TJ Wrote: I am an Ohioan until tomorrow. Anyway, our Gov. John Kasich has been mentioned as a possible VP candidate for the evil side. I wouldn't be surprised because he has experience in govt.
    So Tony, are you moving to Alaska? How can you say the "evil" side? They are all "evilangelicals" and are "holy"; they will do their governing via the "bible" to keep us safe. Trust in God; so they have a scapegoat, "it" will only help to run this country into the ground by trusting the unknown, I just asked "it" and said; I'm changing "parties" and now "bless" only Eskimo's.
  • Independent
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    What about if Trump chooses Cruz as V.P.? Then at least you have all the "crooks" and "evilangelicals" in one basket; Hillary will be having to tough time to "over scream" these two. Thus she will have to select hulk Hogan or some other "captain America" to overdo that. Anyway Carson now has given his support to Trump; that will help to give this country super healthcare for deformed (not aborted) fetuses for sure.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Ben Carson endorsing Trump certainly suggests to me that he wants to be Trump's VP. Trump might go for it. He'll have an African-American on the ticket (for votes), and won't expect Carson to make any waves...that is steal the spotlight from Trump. Carson will be content to remain in the shadows...sleeping.

    That's not what a Chris Christie would do. Christie would want to share the pulpit, but there's not enough room for two heavy weights. Two authoritarian alpha-males make a bad combination.

    So yes...Trump and Gentle Ben. Makes sense to me.

    Cruz will never appear on anyone's ticket...NEVER! Too slimy even for Trump.

  • Independent
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    Ben Carson endorsing Trump certainly suggests to me that he wants to be Trump's VP. Trump might go for it. He'll have an African-American on the ticket (for votes), and won't expect Carson to make any waves...that is steal the spotlight from Trump. Carson will be content to remain in the shadows...sleeping.

    That's not what a Chris Christie would do. Christie would want to share the pulpit, but there's not enough room for two heavy weights. Two authoritarian alpha-males make a bad combination.

    So yes...Trump and Gentle Ben. Makes sense to me.

    Cruz will never appear on anyone's ticket...NEVER! Too slimy even for Trump.

    Sure Schmidt; at least you are thinking ahead of me. The problem I see with Carson is that he absolutely knows nothing about foreign affairs; you just can't go wine and dine with Assad and discuss splitting two headed babies.
  • Liberal
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    Do sone research on Cory Booker and you will find another political phony, paid and bought for by those who have no interest in anything but wealth and power. He talks the talk but then walks somewhere else!
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Dutch Wrote:
    Schmidt Wrote:

    Ben Carson endorsing Trump certainly suggests to me that he wants to be Trump's VP. Trump might go for it. He'll have an African-American on the ticket (for votes), and won't expect Carson to make any waves...that is steal the spotlight from Trump. Carson will be content to remain in the shadows...sleeping.

    That's not what a Chris Christie would do. Christie would want to share the pulpit, but there's not enough room for two heavy weights. Two authoritarian alpha-males make a bad combination.

    So yes...Trump and Gentle Ben. Makes sense to me.

    Cruz will never appear on anyone's ticket...NEVER! Too slimy even for Trump.

    Sure Schmidt; at least you are thinking ahead of me. The problem I see with Carson is that he absolutely knows nothing about foreign affairs; you just can't go wine and dine with Assad and discuss splitting two headed babies.

    Dutch -- Since when did having knowledge of anything matter to Republicans? I think that they like their presidents and vice-presidents to be rather ignorant or should I say "dumb"on issues so that the real power brokers, the "moneymen" can control them. They don't need critical thinkers...just charismatic actors who can play to the emotions (rather than the intellect) of the American votes. Of course, Carson is neither.

    PR- yes I agree. Corey Booker is no "Barack Obama". He has a different agenda that is more self promoting.