#Trump2016 VP Pick: Who Should @RealDonaldTrump Put On VP #TrumpTrain?

Update: Big Media misses the story yet again. We’ll repeat what should be remembered: “The medium is the message.” This is what Big Media mistakenly focuses on in Donald J. Trump’s VP game of Apprentice:

The search to fill Donald Trump’s ticket appears to have whittled the field down to three main prospects, and one candidate got some serious face time with the Trump family this morning.

Campaign sources told ABC News that Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, and campaign manager Paul Manafort joined Donald Trump Sr. and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence at Pence’s home in Indiana this morning.

The sources said ABC News that Donald Trump Sr. was not supposed to stay in Indiana last night but that after his campaign had some technical issues, he and his team were forced to spend the night after a rally in Westfield, where he was introduced by Pence. Eric Trump was already with his father in Indiana but sources tell ABC that Trump Sr. had the rest of his family fly out this morning for the meeting. [snip]

The other two top contenders are former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who has publicly announced that he is being vetted for the job, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who ABC News confirmed is being vetted.

Trump and his family will also be meeting with Gingrich later today, ABC News can confirm. Sources also tell ABC that Sen. Jeff Sessions is on his way to Indiana for a similar meeting.

Big Media stupidly focuses on the names of those visiting Trump. What is the important “medium is the message” NEWS? What really matters from Trump’s masterful control of Big Media? It’s one word. Rather, it’s one place.

What is the big news from today that Big Media misses with the focus on names Trump interviews? One word, one place: INDIANA!

Donald J. Trump is dragging all the attention to Indiana. Trump could have held these meetings anywhere. Could have been New York. Could have been Nevada. Could have been Florida. Could have been Oregon. Could have been Wisconsin. But no, it’s Indiana.

Ignore that nonsense about “technical issues” that determined the location. Trump could hopscotch around the country on his plane and “interview” candidates in many states while in flight. No, Trump wants to bring attention to the region he will focus on. It’s the rust belt.

Trump won’t utilize Mitt Romney’s Great Lakes Strategy (see below), nor the Latino strategy (see below). It’s the rust belt strategy. That’s the big news. Names of candidates? Eh, people come and go. Strategy is forever.

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Scott Walker? Carly Fiorina? Kanye West? Lt. General Michael Flynn? Newt Gingrich? John Kasich? Joni Ernst? Gov. Fallin? Who do we think Donald J. Trump should pick as his VP? We have not written about this before so today we provide the definitive answer.

Four years ago, around this time, we had our breakdown. Mittens Romney was a mess we could not help because Mitt Romney himself was the problem. Romney’s strategic decisions were entirely stupid too. It was the weekend when Willard “Mitt” Romney selected Paul Ryan as his VP. We went into a rage because as we wrote, Mitt Romney lost the election the moment he selected Paul Ryan for his VP.

Why was the selection of Paul Ryan the exact moment when Mitt Romney lost the election? Because it explains what we think Donald J. Trump should do, we’ll briefly post some quotes from our “breakdown” article:

It’s not only the timing, it’s not only the stupidity of thinking a major announcement could be made to compete with a international sporting event. (By Sunday even DrudgeReport was headlining the Olympics). The timing was symptomatic of a campaign at sea taking on new duties to distract from its inability to fight effectively against the previous attacks. [snip]

The carriers of 2012 are Florida (and Ohio) and they are at sea also. Mitt Romney and his campaign somehow think that the way to win Florida and Ohio is with an intelligent discussion of the “issues” and explaining how Barack Obama grabbed half a trillion dollars from Medicare to pay for Obamacare and that Romney wants to preserve Medicare. As if Barack Obama is going to allow that discussion.

What do we see? We see that there was a perfectly viable candidate that answered the Florida question and whatever his downsides they could have been defended with some ease.

We see a total strategic surrender by Mitt Romney on the central, and only, question of campaign 2012. It’s now no longer a referendum on Barack Obama’s tenure – now Mitt Romney thinks it is a choice. A choice! He might as well join Planned Parenthood and become an abortion. A choice! The central strategic fight and now there is total surrender. Perhaps instead of the USS Wisconsin Romney should have held this weekend’s event on the USS Missouri.

We don’t see the applauding seals ask simple questions like “What happened to the focus on JOBS, JOBS, JOBS????????????????” What happened to a referendum on Barack Obama??????

What we see: “The Romney campaign has not had the best of weeks. They needed to get their act together not take on new duties and launching a VP campaign when they can’t manage the P campaign. The response to the Obama attacks were so badly handled by the press secretary that this Ryan pick looks like a band-aid to distract from the bleeding. The Romney campaign should have shuffled the incompetents out, get Sununu to do tutorials on how to respond to the attacks that will only get worse, then after they have righted the ship and slammed Obama as a nasty man running nasty ads – then launch the VP.”

What we see is Mitt Romney whining about Obama and asking Barack to take his campaign out of the gutter and the foolish follow with applause as if Romney had said something worth applauding. We’re not applauding. This is sheer stupidity from Mitt Romney. What Mitt Romney should be is that Obama is the gutter. Romney has to start saying that the Barack Obama campaign is nasty and dirty because Barack Obama is nasty and dirty. Instead there is a whine and the fools follow with applause.

What we see is risible. [snip] The Obama campaign slogan after this weekend’s events is “No Dirt Left Behind.”

What we see is Candy Crowley as a moderator in this fall’s debate and Mitt Romney acquiescing in allowing her to ask him questions when he should be asking her questions about her bias and Big Media bias.

What we see is that this has been a very bad weekend for opponents of Barack Obama. But we’re supposed to be polite, keep our fingers washed in the finger bowls and applaud like circus seals – as so many of the dimwitted are doing. [snip]

We’re supposed to shut up because a strategic surrender on this 2012 election being a referendum on Barack Obama but is now a “choice” between Obama and Romney, is to be ignored – if not applauded. The Romney campaign has to be made to answer for this strategic surrender not coddled and cooed as so many want to do. Why the strategic surrender?

AND WHAT ABOUT JOBS? WASN’T THE ROMNEY ARGUMENT THAT BARACK OBAMA WORRIED ABOUT HIS OWN JOB NOT THE JOBLESS????? Now Mitt Romney wants to talk about entitlements?????? What about jobs Mitt? Did the Bain attacks make you run away and think that distraction is going to keep the Obama mud slingers from going after you on JOBS? You can’t run away from this fight Mitt. Fight or get the hell out.

We have been proven correct on every point we made in our article full of rage. Notice the bit about Candy Crowley? In the debates later that year our observations in August were proven entirely correct.

We were also right in suggesting Marco Rubio as VP. Up to that point Rubio had not proven himself a liar with his Gang of Eight treachery on immigration. Up to that point Rubio could have helped Romney win Florida and the Latino vote. And that was our point entirely which is important today: it’s about the strategy.

Mitt Romney’s strategy and tactics were stupid. Romney praised Obama instead of denouncing him as a pit of lies and nastiness. Romney surrendered the “referendum on Obama” election and instead put the bull’s eye on himself and Paul Ryan’s stupid economic plans. Romney named Ryan to distract from his campaign woes. Romney did not understand the 2012 election was about JOBS. Romney did not understand anything. Romney’s biggest mistake in his choice of Paul Ryan was “why” he choose Paul Ryan.

Romney chose Paul Ryan because he thought he could win with a Great Lakes strategy. Romney thought Ryan could help him win states like Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, and Ohio. That was so stupid. Romney’s #1 problem was Florida and the Latino vote. Romney’s problem #2 was that the Great Lakes strategy would not work because voters in states like Michigan did not remember Romney’s dad was a former governor of that state and the selection of Paul Ryan did not help win anything, not even Paul Ryan’s home state of Wisconsin. Romney was a relic that did not understand the times.

WHAT ABOUT DONALD J. TRUMP’S CHOICE FOR VICE PRESIDENT???

Donald J. Trump only has to remember one thing and that is from the Harry Potter books. The famous wand maker and seller in those books about wizards and witches tells his young customers the same thing: “The wand chooses the wizard.” The same for wizard Donald J. Trump: THE STRATEGY CHOOSES THE VP!!!

If Donald Trump decides to try to win the Latino and women vote he can choose New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez. We think that would be a mistake.

If Donald Trump decides to win the women’s vote with a VP choice, Governor Mary Fallin is a possibility. We think that would be a mistake.

Senator Joni Ernst is a woman that conceivably could help Donald Trump win the women’s vote. This is an interesting choice. We don’t think Ernst is the best candidate for Trump but strategically speaking it is not a bad idea. First Joni Ernst can remind voters, especially women voters what Hillary Clinton said, which at the time we wrote was one of the dumbest things Hillary Clinton ever said:

“I would also add, it’s not enough to be a woman. You have to be committed to expand rights and opportunities for all women,” Hillary Clinton said at a Wednesday campaign event for Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Bruce Braley, Joni Ernst’s opponent in Iowa.

Joni Ernst can also help win battleground Iowa for Trump. Senator Joni Ernst did not support Donald Trump in the Iowa primaries so she might even help to further cement party unity. Do we think Joni Ernst should be the VP for Trump? Nah, not really. She’s a good choice on a strategic level, the right wand, but we don’t think the personal chemistry is right. Trump himself has a better sense of that and if he feels personally comfortable with this smart choice… it would be a smart choice.

If Donald Trump decides he has a problem with party unity and wants a tough guy next to him then Newt Gingrich is a smart choice. We’re not the biggest fans of Gingrich for president but as a VP he has many strengths. Newt would destroy the #NeverTrump nuts. Newt would punch his good friend Ohio Governor John Kasich in the face too. Newt is a good talker and knows how to attack Big Media without fear. Newt would be a great choice… but only Trump knows what the personal chemistry and the message that would send.

Who on a strategic level makes sense but we think would be a disaster? John Kasich, Susana Martinez, any candidate that is not prepared to fight no-holds barred and attack the anti-Trump Big Media, would be a disaster.

Who do we think is the best VP for Donald Trump? Donald Trump’s best strategy is to win the rust belt states with the white working class vote. That’s the strategy. The strategy picks the VP.

Mike Pence fits the strategic bill although Trump is the only one who knows if the chemistry is right. Chris Christie does not fit the bill but his state is the northern neighbor to Pennsylvania and might be a help there. Lt. General Micheal Flynn? It’s a dangerous choice because he has little to no experience fighting political wars and he might be too Admiral Stockdale, the Perot VP disaster pick, when push comes to shove. Ben Carson? Nice guy, black, but we think too soft for the fight to come. Carly Fiorina? Yuck. She makes no sense on the personal or strategic level because the only thing she offers is that she is a woman and we doubt she will influence women on their vote one way or the other. Jeb Bush? Double yuck with nothing on top. Governor Fallin? Trump is going to win Oklahoma so we don’t see what strategic value she brings although she is a woman and that might be of some help. Ted Cruz? Trump is going to win Texas and we see no value in Ted Cruz other than to unify the party which Newt would do much better and with less trouble. An outsider? The peril with an outsider is lack of political speaking skills.

A Donald J. Trump supporter should trust Donald J. Trump’s choice for VP. Donald J. Trump is not Mitt Romney. Trump will not heap praise on Obama. Trump understands his issues such as illegal immigration and immigration and the impact on jobs for the working class. Trump will make this a referendum election on Obama politics and policies not pick a doofus like Paul Ryan and turn the election into a referendum on Paul Ryan.

Donald J. Trump will make his decision on his VP pick at a time of his choosing, to maximum impact, not as a way to avoid troubles like Mitt Romney did. Trump is doing a buildup to the GOP convention next Monday and has been careful not to compete with major events like the Dallas death of five cops, unlike Romney who tried to compete with the Olympics.

Donald J. Trump will make his decision either on a personal level like Bill Clinton did with Al Gore – two young men from southern states with vim and vigor – or on a purely strategic level like JFK did when he selected his hated enemy LBJ.

Donald J. Trump will select his VP and likely announce his choice at the end of the week. The choice might be a total surprise. What won’t be a surprise is that Trump will select someone from strength, not weakness, like Mitt Romney did.

Donald J. Trump will let the strategy pick the VP. Harry Potter would be proud.

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161 thoughts on “#Trump2016 VP Pick: Who Should @RealDonaldTrump Put On VP #TrumpTrain?

  1. http://www.bizpacreview.com/2016/07/11/insiders-claim-one-man-has-a-95-percent-chance-of-becoming-trumps-vp-pick-363650?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    Insiders claim one man has a ’95 percent’ chance of becoming Trump’s VP pick

    Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s vice presidential pick will most likely end up being a governor whose name was not as widely circulated as others such as Gov. Chris Christie and Newt Gingrich, political insiders say.

    According to an exclusive report by the Washington Times, there is a “95 percent” chance Trump chooses Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate in an effort to defeat presumptive Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton.

    Constitutional lawyer and Indiana delegate to the Republican National Convention James Bopp told the Times that Trump’s decision to add a campaign rally in Indianapolis, along with a fundraiser, “made it a 95 percent probability it’s Pence.”

    A number of Republicans close to the campaign also say they are now convinced Pence will most likely be Trump’s running mate in the general election.

    Up until now, Gingrich was the most likely favored VP choice for Trump, as he recently attended a rally with the former House Speaker where he received a rousing welcome from the crowd.

  2. Pence is ultra conservative but appears a good man.
    Gay support will be hard sell with him.

    I am not sure he is as big of a fighter as Newt..probably not, but Newt is a globalist, maybe closeted some what, but I don’t trust him. When he came out against Trump a few weeks back on an issue, I thought that would be the end of him. Then what about the 200 million bribe by the Las Vegas Billionaire to Trump to select Newt and my understanding was the answer was no.

  3. Admin: this was my pick a week ago:

    1. Trump: president

    2. Gingrich: vice president

    3. Flynn: secretary of defense

    4. Ican: secretary of treasury

    5. Sessions: homeland security

    6. Carson: surgeon general

    7. Cruz: attorney general

    8. Colter: press secretary (to drive them nuts–they would focus on her rather than Trump)

  4. http://www.lefigaro.fr/actualite-france/2016/06/21/01016-20160621ARTFIG00282-quand-le-patron-de-la-dgsi-evoque-un-risque-de-guerre-civile.php?redirect_premium

    Quand le patron de la DGSI évoque un risque de «guerre civile»

    ENQUÊTE – Patrick Calvar a récemment dressé ce constat devant des parlementaires. Enquête sur une menace que chaque attentat rend plus présente.

    Le diagnostic n’est pas établi par une poignée d’illuminés en mal de scénarios catastrophe mais par le patron de la Direction générale de la sécurité intérieure (DGSI), Patrick Calvar. «Nous sommes au bord d’une guerre civile», a-t-il déclaré récemment aux députés de la commission d’enquête parlementaire sur les attentats du 13 Novembre présidée par le député (LR) du Rhône Georges Fenech. L’homme à la tête des services secrets ne faisait qu’enfoncer le clou. Quelques semaines plus tôt, il avait déjà averti les députés de la commission de la défense: «Cette confrontation, (voulue notamment par l’ultradroite, NDLR), je pense qu’elle va avoir lieu. Encore un ou deux attentats et elle adviendra.

  5. Admin,

    Worse news in Germany, 1200 assaults, 2 convictions which were suspended.
    In Germany must be proof the victim tried to fight back, just say no doesn’t work!

    They are going to change law, but really?

  6. repost from last thread:

    Mrs. Smith1
    July 11, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    gonzotx
    July 11, 2016 at 1:03 am

    Hillary signs starting to pop up in E/Texas.
    Thought they were her campaign signs. But NO.
    When I slowed down to have a closer look, they said
    “Vote Hillary for PRISON!”

  7. my ‘feeling’ is also leaning towards Pence…with Gingrich, Christie, Carson and Guiliani definitely somewhere in his cabinet…

    Secretary of State
    Attorney General
    Surgeon General
    Homeland Security

  8. A Berrien County Commissioner told Vahid Sadrzadeh on scene that a man who was on his way to jail took a gun off a deputy and started opening fire.
    ——
    Which, to follow the logic of progressives, means that neither cops or law abiding citizens should have guns. Only criminals should have guns because that serves the purpose of progressives, which is creative destruction of the country. And if the criminals do not have guns, Holder will make sure through programs like Fast and Furious that they will have all the guns they need to do their part to tear down the society so global government can save us.

  9. The safety latch must of been off, can’t see how it happened otherwise he was able to access the gun. They are on there to prevent such tragedy.

  10. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/the-working-classes-vs.-the-smirking-classes/article/2595871

    You want a pithy, one-sentence summary of what happened in Britain’s recent referendum on leaving the EU? Try this, from a woman in a call center in my district: “It’s the working classes against the smirking classes.”

    Now the British class system is so tortuous and complicated that we struggle to understand it ourselves, let alone explain it to friends from overseas. But my hunch is that most Americans will recognize her sentiment.

    She feels taken-for-granted, over-taxed, over-regulated, ignored, patronized, lied-to, laughed-at, disdained. She doesn’t expect her politicians to do everything she wants. She’d just like them to listen from time to time.

    Britain’s recent vote exposed the chasm between what the Italians call the “paese legale” (civil servants, politicians, financiers, corporatists, lobbyists) and the “paese reale” (everyone else).

    In this narrow sense, if in no other, it’s fair to draw the parallel that every half-clever pundit is drawing between Brexit and the rise of Donald Trump. Both owed something to a widespread sense that the political elites were no longer acting in the interests of the general population. [snip]

    But we also benefited — there is no point in denying it — from a sense of insurgency. When, at an anti-EU rally in Kent, I told the audience that this was where an earlier generation of patriots had launched the Peasants’ Revolt, they interrupted with prolonged cheers.

    There is nothing especially new about railing against remote elites. Think of the classic early “Simpsons” episode where the evil Mr Burns wows crowds by repeatedly trotting out the line, “I’ll shake up those pen-pushers in the capital!”

    But, while this sentiment is present at some level in most democracies, it rises and falls in response to events. William Jennings Bryan didn’t come out of nowhere: He was a product of the agrarian slump. The populists who swept to power in Europe between the wars were malign beneficiaries of the Great Depression. [snip]

    First, there has been an unprecedented increase in global migratory flows, made possible by rising wealth in the developing world. The Internet allows people from rural backgrounds in Asia, Africa and Latin America to make journeys that their grandparents, living on subsistence agriculture, couldn’t contemplate.

    Understandably, some people in the receiving nations fret that their politicians have lost control. Others suspect that those politicians are actively encouraging a level of migration that benefits big business but hurts unskilled workers.

    Second, there were bank bailouts, which led to a widespread — and justified — belief that the system was rigged; that the super-rich could collect vast profits in good times, but then debauch the state when things got difficult.

    Third — and this one may be tougher for conservatives to accept — there is the assumption that the Iraq War was launched on a falsehood. I have never believed that George Bush or Tony Blair deliberately lied about Saddam’s weapons program. After all, if they had known that there were no weapons, they must have known that the invading troops wouldn’t find any. It would have been the dumbest lie in history.

    Still, I am in a minority. And, it must be said, Tony Blair did himself no favors last week in his response to the official report into the disaster. Adopting a histrionically wounded tone, he insisted, with that quavering voice he keeps for special occasions, that he’d do it all again. I kept thinking of a line by the 1960s theater critic Ken Tynan: “He turned away, risibly moved.”

    Put it all together and what do people see? Politicians who send boys into battle mendaciously; who flood the country with immigrants because they want cheap gardeners and nannies; and who force low-income people to rescue wealthy bankers and bondholders from the consequences of their own errors.

    Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t softened in my attitude to Trump. He remains a vainglorious, dishonest boor, whose policies would do the most damage to the people he promises to help. But if we want to forestall Trump and Trumpery, we need to fix the problems that created him. It really is that simple.

    That last paragraph demonstrates a profound lack of honesty. The rest of the article is pretty good.

  11. The writer was obviously a member of the smirking class who just wants to preserve his entitled status.

  12. Trump needs to pick a VP who is assassination insurance. Of course my pick is Sessions who is much, much worse for globalists than any of the others. As one of Trump’s sons said about Trump when he with Sessions “He just loves that guy.” A policy wonk’s wonk, legal eagle, deeply understands the legislative process, knows everyone in DC, a gentleman he is studiously ignored by the media, eGOP’ers, and other Republicans of much lesser status and erudition.

    Of course the media wants a loud mouth like Newt who in the end was a failure. Pence is a mush. Christi a mini-Trump (not physically but personality). A Dem general? Please. The others I cannot remember because they are non-entities and lightweights. Sessions is feared and dreaded.

    Arguments are made that Sessions is needed in the Senate. Why? He isn’t the majority leader and won’t be replaced by a Dem in Alabama. His work already makes up the bones of Trump policy. He is also a foreign affairs expert. He makes the most cogent arguments for a Trump presidency and was an very early endorser. They LIKE each other and work well together. Trump doesn’t need a Newt-dog out there barking and smirking. Nor a slippery liberal general. Nor a mush head mid-western governor because Trump already has the mid-west supporting him in the economically depressed rust-belt.

    The two men get along, think alike, have the same goals in policy and vision for the country, and no one can call Sessions a moron. If Manafort doesn’t like it tough shit. And like I said a Sessions’ presidency would be globalists’, eGOP’s and media’s worst nightmare. Trump is reputed to always hire the best people. Well Donald he is sitting there looking at you pre-trained, mannerly but mean as hell.

  13. Jeb Speaks! Who Cares!
    Has anyone every been thumped as badly as !Yeb? I can’t recall anyone but maybe Walter Mondale. He wasted more money, time, and resources that anyone perhaps in the history of scummy politics. A sore loser, whiny tit, and dip shit is Jeb. He refuses to attend the convention because he is a pouty, entitled, spoiled git.
    Git as defined by Urban Dictionary
    1. A completely ignorant, childish person with no manners.
    2. A person who feels justified in their callow behaviour.
    3. A pubescent kid who thinks it’s totally cool to act like a moron on the internet, only because no one can actually reach through the screen and punch their lights out.
    Jeb the Git.

  14. Sessions is my guy too.I think it’s a mistake not to pick him.
    Does Manafort not like Session’s?

  15. gonzotx
    July 12, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Sessions is my guy too.I think it’s a mistake not to pick him.
    Does Manafort not like Session’s?

    It isn’t personal. It is about Manafort’s idea about “uniting” the globalist flunkies, mush-heads pols, and also getting the public to vote for a “team”. I don’t think it is necessary this year because the Dems are making so many mistakes with BLM, open borders, rotten trade deals that the eGOP wants also. Why is anyone “courting” Paul Ryan? Who cares what that dumb-ass wants? “Mr. Ryan’s fledgling speakership, which he once suggested would be one giant policy discussion, has instead been a series of extraordinary challenges. He has sought to be the voice of moral clarity for his party, even as Republicans fracture over the divisive candidacy of Donald J. Trump.” http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/13/us/politics/paul-ryan-republican-convention.html?_r=0
    He MIGHT lose his primary in Wisconsin for God’s sake. As for his “morality”, it is the best globalists can buy and the public has figured that out.

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  17. http://dcwhispers.com/paul-ryan-begged-allowed-speak-trump-gop-convention/

    snip

    Whispers indicate Ryan campaign operatives have been involved in increasingly frantic negotiations with Trump campaign manager and convention supervisor, Paul Manafort for the past several days. Manafort, while open to allowing Ryan a prime-time spot with potentially millions of viewers, (including those whose votes he hopes to secure back in his home state) is said to have made it clear that such a gesture would not be given without expectations – namely that Ryan is to fall in line and end his direct involvement in the never-Trump machinations that even now, continue to fester among some within the GOP Establishment.

    “Tell the Speaker to cut the sh*t.”

  18. btw…let me agree that I really like Senator Sessions also…but he seems to be more interested in a cabinet position…

    dark, dark horse – Senator Cotton

  19. alcina
    July 12, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Foxyladi

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    If you’re ever uncomfortable about something you’ve posted, ask admin to delete it. I am sure admin would help out.

  21. WSJ breaks Donald wants an attack dog because he is getting hit from all sides

    Pence introduces Donald at rally a few minutes ago. ..

    Pence is not an attack dog…doesn’t seem to have the thrust Donald needs

  22. Pence hardly looked at the audience. ..spent most of his time reading from index cards…does not seem forceful enough

  23. WSJ breaks Donald wants an attack dog because he is getting hit from all sides
    ——-
    How original of them.

    We have been saying this here before those assholes ever thought of it.

  24. Evidently DT told the WSJ that during an interview

    If he wants an attack dog newt is better and a good debater at the same time

  25. “Wonder what kind of offer the DNC made to Bernie to sell out that he couldn’t refuse?🤔”
    ………

    Hillary must have promised him an important position. Bernie is TOO happy to be so accommodating..

    I think Sessions is the perfect VP pic for The Donald.

  26. ‘RIGHT FOR ME; BUT NOT FOR THEE’

    Speaker To Defend To Having Wall For Himself But Not Country

    House Speaker Paul Ryan is trying to defend his decision to have a personal border wall to protect his home, while refusing to build a border wall to protect America.

    Ryan says that the reason he needs a personal border wall is because he has three children.

    “Having a backyard fence for three dogs and three kids is not a half-bad idea,” Ryan said during his Monday interview with Wisconsin’s NBC15.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/07/12/ryan-defends-decision-border-wall-not-country-three-kids/
    …..

    Two faced scumbag!!

  27. It was an awkward endorsement to say the least. Hopefully Sanders and his supporters now disappear. As for Trump, looks like Pence or Gingrich. I think the idea of having Newt as Chief Of Staff makes sense and Pence is a safe pick as VP…

  28. It’s not time for “safe” picks…balls to the walls as dad use to say…
    I still want Sessions

  29. Pence doesn’t support Trump’s stance on Muslim immigration. That already makes it awkward for him to be on the same ticket with Trump.

  30. foxyladi14
    July 13, 2016 at 10:22 am
    It will be tough to find the perfect VP, among all those rino’s.
    ———
    Robert Watson-Watt, who developed early warning radar in Britain to counter the rapid growth of the Luftwaffe, propounded a “cult of the imperfect”, which he described as, “Give them the third best to go on with; the second best comes too late, the best never comes.”[8]

  31. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/gov-mike-pence-meeting-donald-trumps-family-vp/story?id=40544228

    The search to fill Donald Trump’s ticket appears to have whittled the field down to three main prospects, and one candidate got some serious face time with the Trump family this morning.

    Campaign sources told ABC News that Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, and campaign manager Paul Manafort joined Donald Trump Sr. and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence at Pence’s home in Indiana this morning.

    The sources said ABC News that Donald Trump Sr. was not supposed to stay in Indiana last night but that after his campaign had some technical issues, he and his team were forced to spend the night after a rally in Westfield, where he was introduced by Pence. Eric Trump was already with his father in Indiana but sources tell ABC that Trump Sr. had the rest of his family fly out this morning for the meeting.

    The pair met after the rally, and sources said the two had “a very good chat,” though no offer was made to the governor at that point.

    The person who will be the vice presidential pick is reportedly going to be introduced on Friday alongside Trump.

    The other two top contenders are former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who has publicly announced that he is being vetted for the job, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who ABC News confirmed is being vetted.

    Trump and his family will also be meeting with Gingrich later today, ABC News can confirm. Sources also tell ABC that Sen. Jeff Sessions is on his way to Indiana for a similar meeting.

  32. Update: Big Media misses the story yet again. We’ll repeat what should be remembered: “The medium is the message.” This is what Big Media mistakenly focuses on in Donald J. Trump’s VP game of Apprentice:

    The search to fill Donald Trump’s ticket appears to have whittled the field down to three main prospects, and one candidate got some serious face time with the Trump family this morning.

    Campaign sources told ABC News that Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, and campaign manager Paul Manafort joined Donald Trump Sr. and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence at Pence’s home in Indiana this morning.

    The sources said ABC News that Donald Trump Sr. was not supposed to stay in Indiana last night but that after his campaign had some technical issues, he and his team were forced to spend the night after a rally in Westfield, where he was introduced by Pence. Eric Trump was already with his father in Indiana but sources tell ABC that Trump Sr. had the rest of his family fly out this morning for the meeting. [snip]

    The other two top contenders are former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who has publicly announced that he is being vetted for the job, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who ABC News confirmed is being vetted.

    Trump and his family will also be meeting with Gingrich later today, ABC News can confirm. Sources also tell ABC that Sen. Jeff Sessions is on his way to Indiana for a similar meeting.

    Big Media stupidly focuses on the names of those visiting Trump. What is the important “medium is the message” NEWS? What really matters from Trump’s masterful control of Big Media? It’s one word. Rather, it’s one place.

    What is the big news from today that Big Media misses with the focus on names Trump interviews? One word, one place: INDIANA!

    Donald J. Trump is dragging all the attention to Indiana. Trump could have held these meetings anywhere. Could have been New York. Could have been Nevada. Could have been Florida. Could have been Oregon. Could have been Wisconsin. But no, it’s Indiana.

    Ignore that nonsense about “technical issues” that determined the location. Trump could hopscotch around the country on his plane and “interview” candidates in many states while in flight. No, Trump wants to bring attention to the region he will focus on. It’s the rust belt.

    Trump won’t utilize Mitt Romney’s Great Lakes Strategy (see below), nor the Latino strategy (see below). It’s the rust belt strategy. That’s the big news. Names of candidates? Eh, people come and go. Strategy is forever.

    ——————————————————————

  33. The VP hopeful who was Trump before Trump http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/jeff-sesssions-donald-trump-vp-alabama-225439

    As his rivals for vice president twist themselves to fit Donald Trump’s ideological profile, Jeff Sessions has stood pat: The Alabama senator was a leader of the Trump brigade before the business mogul even announced his presidential run.

    Three years ago, Sessions was commanding Republican opposition to immigration reform, accusing Democratic leaders of running a “Russian duma” that blocked out conservatives and hammering efforts at “amnesty.” Last year, Sessions led the charge to tank so-called Trade Promotion Authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership — trade proposals that have animated Trump’s appeal in old industrial towns across America but were a GOP priority until just a few months ago.”

    This what I call ace political reporting./s Seriously. These schmucks just now noticed? And Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, the only “longshot”, got called in to meet and greet too. If Trump wants simpatico it will be Sessions.

  34. Because Friday’s are relegated to unwanted news dumps, I am hoping Trump announces his VP pick tomorrow , Thursday.
    Maybe I’m just anxious 😀

  35. This what I call ace political reporting./s Seriously. These schmucks just now noticed? And Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, the only “longshot”, got called in to meet and greet too. If Trump wants simpatico it will be Sessions.

    Absolutely.

  36. admin
    July 13, 2016 at 1:51 pm
    Update: Big Media misses the story yet again. We’ll repeat what should be remembered:
    ———-
    Admin: we had damned good code breakers in World War II. They intercepted enemy cables which discussed the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and the battle plan of the Imperial Navy for the Battle of Midway, and subsequent battles. It is no exaggeration to say we won the war because of them, and sustained far less casualties.

    If we had had the useful idiots in big media to be our eyes, ears, and tea leaf readers, we would have lost the war in both theater. Seldom right but never in doubt they are. They are, in fact, the only entity other than the weather man who is consistently wrong but still manages to keep his job.

    And why is that? It is because they are not interested in the truth. They are stool pigeons for the elites, and part of the golden handshake. They role is to support a globalist narrative with propaganda and a tower of Babel. For this betrayal, they get fame and fortune.

    The problem with this, of course, is they constantly misjudge situations, and misreport, and censor. Thus,, it is hardly surprising to find at the end of the day they are not merely corrupt but absolutely, positively, clueless.

  37. Trump wants to bring attention to the region he will focus on. It’s the rust belt.

    Trump won’t utilize Mitt Romney’s Great Lakes Strategy (see below), nor the Latino strategy (see below). It’s the rust belt strategy. That’s the big news. Names of candidates? Eh, people come and go. Strategy is forever.
    ——-
    Correct: the “center of gravity” of his campaign is the rust belt and the south. Hillary has the advantage on the coasts. And, to be sure, there are a a lot of electoral votes there. However, the coasts are to America, what Hong Kong was to China. Profitable outposts, but not the center of gravity. Too much focus on the coasts, has brought ruin to the heartland of the country and hardship to the people who live there. They are the Concord and Lexington of a new American Revolution to overthrow the tyrannical and oppressive central government.

  38. I don’t know if Trump would have been legitimized without Sessions. Obviously they hold the same views and the people supported him, but Sessions support was HUGEE..
    Not Rust belt though.
    Pence is just so vanilla, don’t think he would do well in debate. His fundamentalist religious views would be a problem, though he supports equal treatment, rights for all. Marriage, not so, much…

  39. as mentioned previously, I really like Sessions also…however he recently made statements that he does not see himself as a VP type and would rather be considered for something else within the administration…

    he sees himself as more of a policy person and I think he envisions himself working in the admin in some capacity where he can help shape and move policy…probably the immigration issue…that seems to be his wheelhouse…

    I will be glad when we get passed the VP pick, so then DT can start assembling who he will choose for other areas…

    put his ‘crew’…his ‘posse’ together for all to see…

  40. gonzotx
    July 13, 2016 at 5:39 pm
    ———-
    That is my reaction as well.

    And I do not need to check with my friend in Indiana on this one.

    She feels exactly the same way.

    And I know she will be disappointed if Donald selects Pence.

    And when she gets disappointed, I do too.

  41. Speaking of the coasts, they are more cosmopolitan than American. Miami will become an extension of Latin America, Los Angeles an extension of China, and Washington DC an extension of the European Union and the center of this Trans-Atlantic Union–unless the public wises up. This is a winner take all construct for the American People.

  42. Previously I mentioned that the feeling I was getting was that DT’s pick was leaning towards Pence

    Imo…if it really does come down to Pence or Newt I think Newt is probably the better choice for Donald
    He is stronger, more forceful, can be a good buffer & is a good debater…he brings more to the table

    Pence is not dynamic…reading from cue cards is boring…avoiding eye contact doesn’t cut it

    We will soon see

  43. Trump will need all the legislative help he can get, especially when up against traitors McConnell and Ryan. I would prefer Gingrich as he is a total hard-ass when need be.

  44. What I am hearing is that Trump has lost control of the convention and he is being forced to accept Pence. Pence is toxic waste, because he authored a bill in Indian which criminalizes abortions and overturns Roe vs Wade, makes the life of the child supreme over the life of the mother, he is a Cruz crony who refused to endorse Trump, Cruz went into Indiana last night but was not reported by the national news, Pence is a klutz when it comes to debating if his performance in the governor debates are any indications–got his ass handed to him by a hayseed opponent, women’s groups are after him, he led a statewide movement in favor of a pizza shop that refused to serve gays–raised a million dollars for them. If he is forced to accept this fucking mushball, Trump should leave the party.

  45. People forget Pence was humiliated on the national news over these issues. Don’t believe what you hear about this guy. He is a wrong-g. Second lieutenant Pence USMC. Nobody wants to be a second lieutenant. The sergeant runs the life of the second lieutenant and the second lieutenant lives for the day he makes first lieutenant and captain. Being a second lieutenant is like spending time in purgatory–yet Pence brags about it. The one thing he will never get from Pence is loyalty.

  46. The reason they are all in Indiana is because there is a move to free all the delegates. The goal is to stop Trump at all cost. The globalists are behind this. They had some hysterical hate filled woman from Colorado on there saying that Trump will destroy the Republican Party, and Craig Dunn, a fat ass head in the ground never Trump delegate is supporting this and promising to write a newspaper expose next week blowing Trump apart. Pence is a Cruz plant and both are controlled by the globalists. If worst comes to worst you will see rioting which makes the racial rioting look like small potatoes. The base will never vote for Ryan, Cruz or whoever else the globalist stick in there. You will find a never Ryan brigade of 14 million and the death of the party. The globalists are determined to destroy this country. They asked me what would you do if you were Trump: make the deal or walk out. I said walk out, and take my supporters with you. And let them lose both Houses of Congress, proving it is they, not Trump who destroyed the Republican Party. The public will not vote for Mike Pence, and he is even in trouble in the governor race now in his own state. He is toxic waste. More info is coming.

  47. Dunn just told a high official in Indiana its going to be Pence.

    Newts appearance was a concession speech on tv. He was deflated.

    Hannity has gone from being pro Gringrich to saying nice things about Pence

    Eric Trump looked deflated and talked about great chemistry.

    I am told that Hillary is calling the shots now.

    Every state trooper who worked with Bill Arkansas has been killed.

  48. NYTimes publishes convention schedule:

    https://t.co/3nRZqtbq5n

    Night 1: A Benghazi focus, followed by border patrol agents and Mr. Shaw, whose son was killed by an undocumented immigrant. Senator Cotton, Mr. Giuliani, Melania Trump, Ms. Ernst and others.

    Night 2: A focus on the economy: Mr. White, president of the U.F.C.; Asa Hutchinson, the governor of Arkansas; Michael Mukasey, the former United States attorney general; Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, a vice-presidential possibility; Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader; Tiffany Trump; Donald Trump Jr. and Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin.

    Night 3: Ms. Bondi; Ms. Collins; Newt Gingrich, a former House speaker; Senator Ted Cruz of Texas; Eric Trump; Ms. Gulbis; and the nominee for vice president.

    Night 4: Mr. Tebow; Representative Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee; Gov. Mary Fallin of Oklahoma; Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee chairman; Gov. Rick Scott of Florida; Mr. Thiel; Mr. Barrack; Ivanka Trump; Donald J. Trump.

    If Trump wanted a fellow businessperson to run as his VP we always thought that Peter Thiel would be a great choice. Notice Newt is listed on night 3 as a speaker. Pence, Christie, not listed.

  49. Pence is safe. Newt brings up the ghosts of the past, but no doubt if Trump wins, he will be very involved as like (which I don’t) or not, he has the experience to govern as he and Bill accomplished quite a bit together. There was even a a “detente” between the Clintons and Newt for a period of time.

  50. S
    July 14, 2016 at 1:09 am
    Wbboei
    What do you mean when you say ‘ hillary is calling the shots now’
    ————-
    She has taken the non indictment indictment by Comey and with the assistance of big media turned it into a positive by saying that he exonerated her. She is working with Cruz to undermine Trump and to force this albatross Pence–a Cruz ally on the ticket. She knows that Second Lieutenant Pense USMC will scare off independent votes because of his extreme position on abortion.

  51. Mrs. Smith1
    July 14, 2016 at 1:48 am
    I think Trump will pick Sessions…
    ——–
    You know where I got this information.

    That individual says Sessions has said 5 times he does not see himself as the vp.

  52. If this is true it is very disheartening and sabatoging the whole point of donald’s campaign against a rigged system

    If anyone is dangerous it is hillary…watching her today was very difficult. ..she almost comes across deranged in her propaganda and attacks on trump

    I took a look at one of the hillary websites earlier and they are filled with hero worship…going on about the photos they love of her & minimizing everything else to “nothingburgers”

    I hope the Donald is ready for the fight of his life…my heart is so heavy hearing what wbboei has said…I hope Donald can overcome this but to be honest there is something really weird about how Pence’s name suddenly came up out of nowhere & has risen to the top

  53. jbstonesfan
    July 14, 2016 at 12:56 am
    Pence is safe.
    ——–
    safe?

    Really!

    The left has been trying to paint donald as anti women and anti gay.

    So far it has not stuck.

    But this announcement will lend credence to their vicious argument/

    When in comes to being anti woman and anti gay, 2nd Lt. Pence will be their exhibit A.

    Any candidate (outside Indiana) who seeks to overturn Roe vs. Wade is box office poison.

    And the worst of it is this is not his choice—it is being forced upon him.

  54. Wbb,

    How did Trump lose the convention,$$$? What about Saint Manafort?
    You are making me worried, I do think Pemce is a bad idea the more I read up on him.

  55. The only positive I c a n think kf is if Donald is pushed into Pence then he should declare. His cabinet choices asap and be sure to load it up with anti- globalists…and have those people fan out witb strong articulation explaining what the globalists are doing
    Donald needs to talk more about TTP

  56. Pence’s name suddenly came up out of nowhere & has risen to the top
    ——-
    Just like Obama.

    What is happening here is the globalists are playing the holy rollers for the fools they are.

    This guy Craig Dunn is a pro Cruz never Trump yoyo.

    He is used to getting huge perks out of being a delegate

    His wife has a business that is feeding at the public trough

    My friend tells me he is just a useful idiot

    I tell her he may be that but he is also a traitor and he is too stupid to see it

    That Politico article has got one thing right about Pense

    In Indiana they do not do much public polling

    But in that reddest of red states he is losing to this hayseed democrat with an IQ less than room temperature who does a bad imitation of Will Rogers without the lasso/.

    Here is the deal my friend is seeing:

    1. Trump is forced to pick this yo yo.

    2. Friday night will be black rage night across the country. Obama met with this jackal who heads that hate group today in Washington.

    3. Next week there will be turmoil at the convention. Roger Stone is bringing in a large contingent, Alex Jones is feeling his oats, Soros will send in some of his provoateurs, and nothing good will come of this. And inside the convention hall, there will be a motion inspired by Cruz who still refuses to endorse Trump, a motion to release the delegates from their obligation to vote for the winner of the primary on the first ballot. That is what they are holding over Trumps head. This is a huge miscalculation. In their effort to get the party back these antediluvian assholes will sink the ship. The base will stay home. And they can have their party, or whatever is left of it. Whigs.

  57. Wbb

    The one silver lining I will say is that hillary might think she is in control but so far tbe voters do not seem to be buying it & they are starting to turn on her

    Hrr polls are beginning to reverse downward

  58. gonzotx
    July 14, 2016 at 2:44 am
    Wbb,

    How did Trump lose the convention,$$$? What about Saint Manafort?
    You are making me worried, I do think Pemce is a bad idea the more I read up on him.
    ——-
    Its the goddamned rules and the intervention by the globalists.

    Khrushchev told us he would bury us.

    The elites are of the exact same mindset.

    Their goal is to take down this country so they can have world government.

  59. Wbb
    I thought a judge just ruled that the delegates had to vote based on their state rules so they were defeated in being able to do that

  60. I saw sean whats his name…the man who is second to reince (sp) and he said all these rumblings were media driven and essentially moot

  61. Ppease tell me yoyr drunk wbb!

    I heard however Newt was promoting Pence on an interview…that does sound awful!

  62. S
    July 14, 2016 at 2:59 am
    Wbb

    The one silver lining I will say is that hillary might think she is in control but so far tbe voters do not seem to be buying it & they are starting to turn on her

    Hrr polls are beginning to reverse downward
    ———–
    In corporate take over parleyance this guy Pence is a poison pill. Two months hammering on his anti abortion legislation and his openly declared scheme–opportunity of a lifetime with a 4 to 4 court to overturn Roe vs Wade. She tells me that the ACLU claims this can be done, I told her that is bullshit, she said you are not a constitutional lawyer, I said I may not practice it but that was my focus in college and in law school, she told me I was out of step with the legal scholars, I said what legal scholars, and then I found one legal scholar who did opine on the subject–only one and he agrees with me. Actually, the issue is not that difficult or archane. If the circuit court of appeals upholds the Indiana statue despite Roe vs Wade and the Supreme Court deadlocks, the circuit court decision is binding in Indiana only, unless other states within that circuit pass the same law, in which case it is binding in those states, but it has no affect on other circuits. The only way Roe vs Wade is overturned as the law of the land is if the Supreme Court overrules it. But this does raise the question what would Donalds litmus test for appointees be on the issue of Roe vs Wade. I am sure it would be centrist, as opposed to extreme like Pences.

  63. And why list Newt as a speaker if he isn’t out on the same day a slot is open for VP?

    I was so hoping for Sessions…

  64. I just saw a clip of Donald with Pence this morning

    Maybe Donald is trying to appease the insiders and he will say F’it & go rogue

    There is no chemistry between Donald & Pence
    Even at the rally indiana donald did not sound like he was leaning towards Pence
    He said ‘who the hell knows
    Maybe the ‘unpredictable’ Donald will just run with Christie

  65. Indiana is a very strange state. This statute was vetted with Scalia before he was assassinated. He said it troubled him because it could force an 11 year old who was raped to have the child. I told her there would not be a 4 to 4 decision anyway because Kennedy would defect to the liberal wing as he did on gay marriage. But Scalia’s point was it was ironic that this case would arise in Indiana, because in 1823 there was a Supreme Court case arising in Indiana which was a free state, and the state did recognize indentured servant statuts, provided it was voluntary. What the slavers did was change the name to from slave to indentured servant while making it mandatory. The supreme court struck down that law and held that the only way one could be an indentured servant is if you voluntarily agree. That case became the basis for the Fugitive Slave Act and was also the basis for the later adopted 13th Amendment which forbids involuntary servitude. Interestingly, Scalia drew a correlation between involuntary servitude and state compelled motherhood.

  66. Wbb
    Donald has to be aware of the pitfalls you are speaking of
    Why would he sabatoge himself when he is this close
    He isn’t stupid

  67. gonzotx
    July 14, 2016 at 3:10 am
    Ppease tell me yoyr drunk wbb!
    —-
    If I told you I was sober as a judge, you would say I was acting like Roberts.

    The truth is I haven’t touched the stuff–just yet.

  68. Why would gingrich go on hannity and say it is between pence & him if he knew he had a speaking slot to cancel him out of the running??
    Doesn’t make sense
    Maybe donald just needs to pick his old & LOYAL friend Christie & go for it ( although that strange story came out today about christie sending Ivanka’s husband, Jared’s father to jail for tax evasion & obstruction of justice. ..geesh…you can’t make this stuff up)

  69. S
    July 14, 2016 at 3:30 am
    ——-
    Wbb
    Donald has to be aware of the pitfalls you are speaking of
    Why would he sabatoge himself when he is this close
    He isn’t stupid
    ——–
    He is not stupid, he is aware, and he is being forced to do it.

    Comey is not stupid, he is aware, and he was forced to do it.

    Roberts is not stupid, he is aware, and he was forced to do it.

    There is a pattern here where the rule of law and democracy mean are being subverted.

    Who would have thought that a president could defy the Supreme Court with impunity.

    All of this is unprecedented.

    It indicates that the globalists have put us on a death march.

    If true, then we must figure out a way to drag them along the same path as the rest of us.

    No gold plated life boats for them on this voyage of HMS Titanic.

  70. Who would have thought that a president could defy the Supreme Court with impunity.
    ——-
    And the opposing party would refuse to avail itself of the specific checks and balances the constitution gives them to reign in a rogue president, i.e. impeachment and the power of the purse?

  71. I thought the whole point of donald’s campaign was to fight against those forces forcing him to comply to a rigged system

    And I thought a judge just voted in favor of him regarding delegates

  72. And think back to the statement by former head of Goldman Sachs Hank Paulson that Hillary will slash social security as Wall Street wants, while at the same time bringing in 40 million illegals who will collapse our safety nets, and much of the manual work they perform will be automated or done by robots. And will this quantitative easing. It will go on and on and on until the currency is worth nothing. My point is simply this. It will go on until it cannot go on any longer. And then what?

  73. S
    July 14, 2016 at 3:56 am
    ——-
    He has a choice to make.

    If they say do you want to have the presidency

    I would have him say:

    I have got 1500 delegates

    How many do you have

    If you release the delegates

    I will walk out

    And my voters will walk out with me

    So if you want to play Russian roulette with me, fine

    But you need to ask yourself one question:

    How lucky do you feel, punk!

    And what will you do when you lose both houses of congress.

    I can go back to a great life

    But you? You will find what the french king meant when he said

    Apres moi le deluge

  74. Good morning all. Or so I thought until I read Big Pink… geesh..
    Anyway, whatever happens, happens @ 11:00 AM Friday.

  75. oh well, if Trump has been threatened and forced to submit to the globalists, then I guess we should throw in the towel.

    I can only hope and pray wbboei and his friend got hold of some very bad ice last night.

  76. wbboei
    July 14, 2016 at 2:35 am

    Mrs. Smith1
    July 14, 2016 at 1:48 am
    I think Trump will pick Sessions…
    ——–
    You know where I got this information.

    That individual says Sessions has said 5 times he does not see himself as the vp.

    Mrs Smith,
    I do too. I think a lot of play-acting and posing is going on.
    wbboei,
    I have absolutely no inside information, nor even a rationale reason except oblique observations to think Sessions, but that a great media mis-direction is going on, Lucky Trump is on a roll, and events are playing out to his advantage in real time such as Paul Ryan tanking in his district polls and news stories about how old news Ryan is and he is a little bought shill with an estate fence to keep his dog and kids in.

    This horse race, team of rivals, Trump making them fly in and talk to the “kids”, etc seems like a scripted tv show. It is clever marketing, has dominated the news cycle with paparazzi like news coverage, he seems active and engaged in making important decisions while Obama is lecturing the nation like an old biddy scold and Hillary is shuffling around and still nodding.

    Pence is a stiff. Of course the eGOP loves him as does the media because he is a nothing burger and possibly a mole. Making the argument that Trump needs social conservatives thus Pense is a lie. Trump already has them and doesn’t need Pense. He won Indiana YUGE. Pense endorsed that globalist Cruz so he is a dope and apparatchik. Indiana doesn’t even like him so he is zero help in the election.

    Newt. Newt is old. Newt f’ed up and had to quit at the height of his power because he is a liar and a hypocrite and a mean, selfish little creep. No one should ever trust Newt the motormouth. He is a know it all and master of nothing. Newt is about Newt and managed to rehabilitate himself into a Fox News talkie-head. He also suspended his Fox contract for like 3 days so he can hype himself and not loose too much salary. Could Trump put up with that? I don’t think so.

    Christi is a friend and will be either in the administration OR get a leg up making a fortune for the welfare of his young family. A loyal friend who made important moves to help Trump early. There are some other ones who don’t matter and I cannot even remember.

    Then there is Sessions who was Trump before Trump. He is studiously ignored by the media, eGOP, and globalists everywhere. Rejected by the Senate for being honest for a federal judgeship, he ran for the Senate and has been a gentlemanly pain in the ass ever since. Like with his judgeship rejection, when he sees an opportunity he jumps on it like a duck on a bug. Endorsing Trump early, writing his policy papers, tutoring him on foreign affairs, he is a nationalist like Trump.

    You know who the “e” establishment don’t want by who they ignore, Sessions is seen as not good on civil rights. With Obama acting the provocateur, BLM, scheduled Days of Rage, Hillary pandering full throttle, and cops shootings, they just rendered Sessions “weakness” a non-starter. He also can debate as he was a US attorney for over a decade and has been a Senate committee chairman verbally fencing with demagogues. He is also very good at scuppering globalist legislation with his tactics. Flying in to talk to Trump was reported as an afterthought. The media HAD to include it but didn’t want to do so. But butt-covering required it. Always look at who they ignore.

    I have no idea what Trump will decide. But it has ruined the White House, Hillary, Dem rollout of BLM and a drummed up race war set for a televised roll-out this week. It has also shut up the Never-Trumpers with hope that their guy will be the veep and put a damper on their plotting keeping them off kilter. The media cannot handle two marketing media stories at once. Trump wins the media game this week with his “apprentice” gamesmanship AND next week with the convention. Momentum. Lucky Trump.

  77. Mormaer
    July 14, 2016 at 7:17 am

    wbboei
    July 14, 2016 at 2:35 am

    Mrs. Smith1
    July 14, 2016 at 1:48 am
    I think Trump will pick Sessions…
    ——–
    You know where I got this information.

    That individual says Sessions has said 5 times he does not see himself as the vp.

    Mrs Smith,
    I do too. I think a lot of play-acting and posing is going on.

    ……..

    Yes, and those are Sessions words, not Trump’s.
    You know the old saying, “I won’t accept the VP spot.”

    “Well, you haven’t been asked yet!”

    And we already know he will be meeting w/Trump soon. Because, he was ‘ASKED’ to a meet.

  78. Pence is a stiff. Of course the eGOP loves him as does the media because he is a nothing burger and possibly a mole. Making the argument that Trump needs social conservatives thus Pense is a lie. Trump already has them and doesn’t need Pense. He won Indiana YUGE. Pense endorsed that globalist Cruz so he is a dope and apparatchik. Indiana doesn’t even like him so he is zero help in the election.
    ——–
    The point is not that he adds anything to the ticket–he subtracts in a big way.

    The point is not that without him the social conservatives will stay home–Trump has them.

    The point is he is being pushed by the globalists to make sure Trump loses.

    With this guy’s track record on womens issues and gay issues

    Trump will be forced to run a 100 yard dash in cement overshoes.

    Or, he can give them their party back and take his 14 million supporters with him.

    Better than than be a party to a ridiculous spectacle like this one.

    This is NOT an isolated event.

    It must be seen in the broader context where the rule of law means nothing.

    And democracy is managed, orchestrated and at the end of the day means even less.

    Bribe them with bright shiny objects

    Frighten them with things that go bump in the night

    And saddle a promising candidate with an absolute dud like Pence.

    Now they are saying Pence is a good man.

    If that is their idea of good, then the English language has lost all meaning.

    They will paint him as someone who would march us back to the glorious days of the 16th century

    At Annapolis we had a Marine officer–the scariest guy I ever met.

    His expertise was interrogations in a helicopter.

    Too bad he never met Craig Dunn.

  79. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Thursday she regrets lambasting Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

    “On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I regret making them,” the associate justice said in a statement.

  80. She knows she has to recuse herself from any Supreme Court case involving Trump when he becomes president.. That’s what she really regrets.

  81. A key delegate in Indiana told my friend this morning that the establishment told Trump that if he does not accept Pence then they will release the delegates. That is what he is being told by the Trump campaign. Could that be a cover story to hide the real behind the scenes maneuvering?

    The people in Indiana are furious about this. They have no use for Pence.

    The vote on whether to release the delegates is today. They are waiting for Trump to give the nod. If I were advising him, I would say yes today, and no tomorrow. They do not play by the rules. Why should he?

    Gingrich said the decision is down to him and Pence. The phone call will come this afternoon. One will be told to get on an airplane and come to New York. The other will be told to watch it all on tv. The press is camping out at the airport to see if Pence leaves town. So we will know before tomorrow.

  82. We won’t take polls too seriously until two weeks after the Dem convention. But this from the New York Times helps Trump enormously as he heads into his convention:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/15/us/politics/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-poll.html?_r=0

    Hillary Clinton has emerged from the F.B.I. investigation into her email practices as secretary of state a wounded candidate with a large and growing majority of voters saying she cannot be trusted, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

    As Mrs. Clinton prepares to accept the Democratic Party’s nomination at the convention in Philadelphia this month, she will confront an electorate in which 67 percent of voters say she is not honest and trustworthy. That number is up five percentage points from a CBS News poll conducted last month, before the F.B.I. released its findings.

    Mrs. Clinton’s six-percentage-point lead over the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump, in a CBS News poll last month has evaporated. The two candidates are now tied in a general election matchup, the new poll indicates, with each receiving the support of 40 percent of voters.

    There’s a lot more at the link, including race relations questions, which on the face do not favor Trump. But on issues such as race we believe most people are lying and giving a politically correct answer. Add 5 or 6 points to Trump’s tally on these polls and, we believe, you get a better picture of where the electorate is at.

  83. Tony Stark, when Trump is elected RGB will have to resign. Trump will beat her over the head every chance he gets and the State of the Union speech will be very rough for her if she is still on the Court. This means Trump will appoint a majority of the Court before he leaves office.

  84. Wbboei, we watched the Hannity interview with Gingrich. Up to then we thought Gingrich had a real chance to get the VP nod and our sense was that Trump’s gut instinct was to go with fighter Gingrich instead of the strategically safe, bland Pence. But Gingrich killed himself in that interview and demonstrated why he is such a problem.

    Gingrich declared on Hannity that he was sure that it was between himself and Pence. Newt then continued to speculate and talk about the interview process. That is the one sure way to anger Trump.

    Trump just sued a former campaign operative for violating a disclosure agreement. Trump does not like leaks. Gingrich should have told Hannity “I’m not going to comment on the process or what Trump will do. I trust Trump’s judgment and he is taking this process very seriously.” Instead Gingrich continued to declare over and over that he was sure it was between himself and Pence. This is the Gingrich that is to be feared because he doesn’t know when to shut his mouth.

    Gingrich then when on to say that Trump was “like a pirate” and wondered if Trump wanted another “pirate” on the ticket. Newt didn’t say anything we particularly disagree with or find objectionable but… he is involved in a job interview and the best thing to do in a job interview is shut up and only answer the questions the employer asks.

    At this point, after last night’s interview, we would be surprised if Newt gets the nod.

  85. That looks like a big vote of confidence for Trump on the part of the editor of Time magazine.😀

  86. CBS breaks – It’s Pence…

    better get him a teleprompter otherwise it looks like he is talking to the podium

  87. admin

    July 14, 2016 at 12:20 pm

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    agree…Gingrich made it too much about himself…he should know better

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    don’t want to beat a dead horse, but if we are stuck with Pense he needs immediate coaching on his communication skills…so bla…

  88. admin
    July 14, 2016 at 12:20 pm
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    Admin. I am well aware of Newt’s tendencies. My friend was a member of his inner circle told me about them. When he gets overloaded he listens to no one. And that is a problem. BUT it is no reason to select Pence. The people in Indiana know him and they do not like him. Time magazine, owned by AOL, big supporters of Obama and the globalist agenda are giddy about this decision. They know how unpopular he is. They know all about his abortion bill to overrule Roe vs Wade. They know a poison pill when they see one. And they are not inclined to interrupt an enemy in the middle of a mistake. Now the country will learn about the real Mike Pense who can’t even win this reddest of red states against a hayseed democrat. And they won’t like what they see. His debating skills are very poor. I believe he is a snake.

  89. Trump just issued a statement to FOX.

    I have not made a decision. I am still narrowing it down. Pense may have jumped the gun. Trump will not appreciate being outed by CBS/

    Earlier this morning two of Penses staffers boarded a plane for NY.

  90. Pence proposed citizenship for illegals.

    He is a globalist

    He signed religious freedom restoration act–anti gay legislation

    Put Pence at odds with Indiana’s business community

    He was forced to revise it which made all sides unhappy

    How could Trump support a joker like that.

    The sources from CBS are questionable–Major Garrett (I know him) and the Indianpolis Star

    The Indianapolis Star has no in with Trump–never supported his candidacy

  91. As late as May Pence vowed to not support Trump.

    The Indianpolis Star supported Kasich and Clinton.

  92. The Rules commmittee abruptly recessed for more than 4 hours today to deal meet with never trump delegates who have proposed dozens of changes to the rules—Mike Lee of Utah and Kendall Unrah of Colorado are leading the charge on this. The problem is the meeting is televised.

  93. This meeting is a nightmare for Rence. Mike Lee is getting his marching orders from Romney even though he presents himself as a tea party guy.

    Ken Cucchinelli former Va attorney general is also part of the never trump contingent disrupting the committee.

  94. delegates have the right Monday when the rules are adopted to offer amendments. What this adjournment means is that they are trying to prevent that from happening because it would lead to chaos. A hundred years ago this happened and they went something like 140 votes over several weeks. The anti Trump

    1. free delegates

    2. delegates unbound

    3. save our party

    The 28 votes are needed to secure the introduction of their proposal–which is a very low quorum.

    Unrah is a big supporter of Cruz–delegates should vote their conscience regardless of what state rules provide.

  95. 28 votes to get right to present a minority report on Monday

    56 votes to change rules at the rules committee

    112 member body

    if change rules all delegates are free

    and there will be a huge floor fight starting Monday–chaos

    They have the 28 but do not have the 56

    Then they can request a roll call of states

    That will put all 2472 delegates on record

    That will take many hours

  96. If that fails next option is to encourage force delegates to obtain their floor credentials, but to stay off the floor, if abandon they can rob Trump that way, which gets them past the first round, and after that the delegates are freed anyway

    I am told the globalist are playing hardball and are trying to out wait Trump. Rence is not really trying to stave this off.

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