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Susana Martinez update

I previously explained that Susana Martinez could very likely be the establishment choice for President at a contested convention.

The latest news from Albuquerque is that Martinez, who had endorsed Rubio, is not ready to endorse anyone else.

Perhaps, by staying neutral from this point forward, she makes herself more palatable as an outsider compromise candidate who can unite the fractured party? (I’m not saying I agree with that, but that the GOPe probably sees things that way.)

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 17, 2016 at EST pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. There are a lot of rumors that she would fail a vetting.

    Trumwill

    March 17, 2016 at EST pm

    • Because she got drunk at a party? George W Bush was drunk while driving.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      March 17, 2016 at EST pm

      • If you google “Susana Martinez skeletons in closet” you come up with the drunk thing but also deleted emails. I also leaned that there has been talk of her being on the ticket since 2014.

        CamelCaseRob

        March 17, 2016 at EST pm

    • So she fell off the wagon?

      Vincent

      March 17, 2016 at EST pm

  2. Scott Brown is the ideal Trump VP because he would appeal to the same demographics in the Rust Belt, be acceptable to South, and be secular enough to make some inroads in the Northeast. Hopefully Trump has a majority of delegates and won’t need to horse trade with Cruz. If he has enough delegates to ignore Cruz he should go with Brown. Although I suppose I could live with Cruz as VP.

    As for the GOPe, they foisted Bush 1.0 on Reagan to undo all of his work. Which he and his son did. Trump should avoid Reagan’s fate and choose an anti-immigration Republican as VP to ensure his policy legacy continues into the future. Ignore the GOPe when it comes to a VP selection.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    March 17, 2016 at EST pm

    • Brown is a poor choice because he is officially pro-choice and Trump already has a problem consolidating voters on the right.

      Richard

      March 17, 2016 at EST pm

      • Yep. Trump’s Veep needs to be aimed to shore up his right flank to keep Republican turnout high. Someone younger, preferably male (white), who has conservative cred and nationalist leanings who can articulate Trump’s American nationalism in a way that Trump simply can’t.

        Trump will be able to pull all the independents and Dems he needs to win on his own. He doesn’t need his VP for this.

        Andrew E.

        March 17, 2016 at EST pm

      • You both make a good point. But Trump isn’t exactly a social-con either. It seems Christian conservatives will be willing to forgive a Northeastern Republican if he’s nationalistic on immigration, foreign policy, and trade and if they think he won’t actively screw them on social issues like a standard Rockefeller Republican.

        Brown could flip-flop on abortion just Trump has while also bringing in swing prole whites in the Midwest and Rustbelt because he is similar to Trump. On the other hand, boosting Evangelical turnout is a case for a more socially conservative Republican. Who would be good in that regard; Chris Kobac?

        The Undiscovered Jew

        March 17, 2016 at EST pm

      • “Yep. Trump’s Veep needs to be aimed to shore up his right flank to keep Republican turnout high. Someone younger, preferably male (white), who has conservative cred and nationalist leanings who can articulate Trump’s American nationalism in a way that Trump simply can’t.”

        Do you actually have someone in mind? I can’t think of anyone who actually fills that bill.

        Mike Street Station

        March 18, 2016 at EST am

      • How about rolling the dice with John Rocker for VP? His infamous rant in SI was extremely insightful and dovetails nicely with Trump’s campaign message.

        Lewis Medlock

        March 18, 2016 at EST am

      • Do you actually have someone in mind? I can’t think of anyone who actually fills that bill.

        The name you see floating around is Chris Kobach. 49 years old, Harvard, Yale, Oxford educated. Wrote the E-Verify legislation. Wrote the Arizona immigration enforcement law (‘papers please’). Has been a leader in pushing self-deportation measures. Currently Secretary of State in Kansas and endorsed Trump strongly before the KS caucuses. Married with 4 daughters and strongly pro-life.

        Andrew E.

        March 18, 2016 at EST pm

    • Trump’s Veep is Kasich, end of story. Kasich brings the GOPe, Ohio and moderates cream their pants for him. Chris Matthews was even openly fantasizing about Kasich being HILLARY’s veep.

      Otis the Sweaty

      March 18, 2016 at EST am

      • Kasich brings the GOPe, Ohio

        His weirdness will turn off everyone outside Ohio and if ever becomes president he’ll open the borders wide open again.

        I am overruling you.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        March 18, 2016 at EST pm

      • Our Supreme Leader makes the decisions, not me or you. And he will choose Kasich.

        Otis the Sweaty

        March 19, 2016 at EST am

  3. Trump should just start naming establishment figures as possible VPs to calm people down.

    Dsgntd_plyr

    March 18, 2016 at EST am

    • I think Trump should float either Erick Erickson or Glenn Beck. Let’s see if they have simultaneous heart attacks.

      Mike Street Station

      March 18, 2016 at EST pm


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