Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee, with the withdrawal of both Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich, there is much speculation as to who might be his Vice Presidential choice, with at least 17 potential candidates.
Of course, there is always the danger of a “wild card”, someone that no sane person would consider for Vice President, but with Trump, you never know!
It is urgent that a decent, competent Vice President be ready and able in case of an emergency, were Trump to be incapacitated or die in office.
Some of the choices are acceptable if not palatable, but many are horrific choices.
As this blogger sees it, the following potential choices are “acceptable” in no special order:
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley
Ohio Governor John Kasich
Senator Marco Rubio of Florida
Former Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts
This is a short list of six, with the other eleven being totally unacceptable, including:
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin
Florida Governor Rick Scott
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama
Dr. Ben Carson of Maryland
Former Speaker of The House Newt Gingrich of Georgia
Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa
Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin
Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee