Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive GOP nominee, speculation has been swirling — growing more intense by the day — about who Trump’s vice presidential pick might be.
Names such as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Gov. Sarah Palin, former Gov. Mike Huckabee and even Florida Sen. Marco Rubio have been circulating around the Internet.
Politico reported that Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus put in his two cents about what who he thinks Trump’s running mate should be.
“(Trump) also understands that we’ve got to have a real seasoned veteran,” Priebus said. Priebus also agreed with Hugh Hewitt’s suggestion that “there has to be a degree of diversity on the ballot.”
“Now whether it be diversity of age or whether it be diversity of gender or ethnic background, somehow or another, diversity is important in some respects,” Priebus explained.
Priebus was absolutely correct about this. Trump needs to pick a running mate who will be different from himself and bring new ideas, and new perspectives, to the table in order to attract even more voters.
Priebus also remarked that the media has been oversimplifying the vetting process for vice presidential picks.
“(The) vetting process is far more detailed, and I know that there’s more involved in that vetting process than I think is being reported right now,” he stated.
Trump himself has stated that he wants to have a running mate with more political experience than he has — someone who would have an intricate knowledge of how Congress works and would be able to help push Trump’s agenda through.
Some have suggested that Trump should also pick a female running mate in order to counter Hillary Clinton’s “woman card” and improve Trump’s standing with women.
Ultimately the decision is up to Trump, and given how he has conducted himself so far, he is likely to pick someone who will be not only be good for the party, but popular with America as well.
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