Romney for VP part II
I previously wrote about VP picks:
The primary purpose of the VP pick is to demonstrate that the Presidential candidate has made a wise choice in choosing someone who is able to take over the government if the President dies and there’s a national emergency. The Presidential candidate should not choose a VP to generate excitement or to rally the base.
Any pick that gets certain of my commenters excited is a bad pick.
Mitt Romney rejected my advice by picking Ryan who looks like a little kid and not like someone ready to take over the government if the President dies and there’s a national emergency. Will Trump make the same mistake?
Romney looks ready to take over. Once again, I’m not sure if Romney wants the job, but some of the comments opposing Romney are ridiculous.
What does Romney bring to the table? Hopefully, he will bring everyone who voted for him in 2012. If Trump gets all of their votes, plus the votes of blue-collar whites who voted Democratic or sat out in 2012, then Trump wins. The danger for Trump is losing votes of traditional Republican voters who think Trump is too prole (or whatever other negative things are said about him).
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dbp writes in a comment:
I think this is a good idea. Romney would bring gravitas not seen since Cheney and quite frankly, his conservative credentials are far more solid than Trump’s–without seeming fringe to anyone except a radical left-winger and they are not reachable anyway.