Donald Trump’s Possible Running Mates: The Odds


Newsweek has the article Donald Trump’s Possible Running Mates: The Odds. Thanks to Michael K. for sending this to me.

Ted Cruz’s campaign is donezo. Now, barring some unforeseeable cataclysm, like maybe a micrometeorite smacking him directly in the forehead, Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for president. Thus begins the scramble for the veep nod.

Michael wasn’t sure whether this was a serious article or not, and neither am I.  However, this gives me an opportunity to mention another interesting idea that I heard today.

I had a conversation with someone, Fritz, who gave me an idea I hadn’t considered. He doesn’t like Hillary and he would not vote for Trump, but he would consider a Clinton/Sanders ticket.  I don’t know if either Clinton or Sanders would consider such a ticket.  I don’t know if I would consider such a ticket.  I hadn’t thought about what the voters might consider, though.

Don’t miss the point about what Fritz said. It has is nothing to do with whether or not it is a stretch to consider that it might happen.

The point of it is to put your Democratic strategist hat on and consider it from the point of view of people like Fritz. Now wonder how many people would vote for that ticket who
would not vote for it if Bernie wasn’t the VP on the ticket. Now see if you, as a strategist, would think of whether it would be worth it to make this ticket come to pass.

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