Vice President Open Thread – Pick One

It’s early, but Ted Cruz apparently needs a game changer. (Youbetcha!). So he’s going to name Carly Fiorina as his running mate at 4PM today if the twittersphere is correct. So…there’s that.

A friend of mine posted the question on Facebook yesterday of “Who should Trump’s nominee be? (Real or Fictional)” I like the question. Real – for those of us that can’t stomach Trump, is there anyone out there that would make you say “OK, because ______ is on the ticket….”? Fictional: If we’re all going to be in on the joke that Trump is the likely GOP nominee, then have some fun with it. Who can make this the best comedy team possible as we sit back and watch the party, and maybe the world, burn?

Dems, y’all want in on the fun? Do the same for Bernie and Hillary?

Heck, pick a running mate for Kasich. Rubio (since he has more delegates than Kasich – STILL)? How about Ryan? Romney? Dems….Biden? (come on. you’ve heard the conspiracy theories too.)

Have some fun with it. I’ll be back later to check your work.

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Lawton Sack
Lawton Sack

If I were Trump, I’d be rich. I mean, if I was Trump, I would let the GOP National Convention pick my running mate.

FreeDuck
FreeDuck

Cruz and Fiorina… two punchable faces on one ticket. There’s got to be a campaign slogan in there somewhere.

For Trump I think he should pick Dick Cheney. Or put Dick Cheney in charge of picking his running mate…

Kasich should pick Bernie or vice versa. Clinton should pick Elizabeth Warren.

Will Durant
Will Durant

Cheney is too old… come to think of it though I don’t know anything about the life span of Sith Lords.

FreeDuck
FreeDuck

He’s got a robotic heart now, he will live For Everrrrrrrrr!

mlouprice
mlouprice

Elizabeth Warren would be a great choice for Hillary, but probably not great for Elizabeth. As for Trump, I feel like Rick Scott would be a good choice if he’s looking to even further alienate women.

IrishPat
IrishPat

The most reasonable Republican I know – Randy Evans.

The Eiger
The Eiger

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. You can put mayonnaise on a crap sandwich and it will still be a crap sandwich.

drjay
drjay

yeah but good ol fashioned dukes mayo makes everything better!!!

Jack Fitz
Jack Fitz

Trump/Kardashian – SOTU will only be in Instagram/Tweet form

Cruz/Fiorina – Fail your way to the top

Ryan/Romney – the RNC’s fresh take on presidential politics

Clinton/Bayh – take that progressives

Sanders/Warren – brought to you by Gawker

Matt Williamson
Matt Williamson

Upvote!

xdog
xdog

Cruz and Bobby Knight. He needs him. Right now.
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/this-is-simply-awesome

Trump and Ted Nugent would lock up the angry white male gun-owner vote.

Kasich was born to be his own v-p.

Clinton should go with Al Sharpton just because 25 percent of the country would say they knew it all along.

Sanders and Ralph Nader would be Ralph’s revenge.

In the dead pol category, Cruz and John C. Calhoun, Trump and Tom Watson (Georgia, not IBM), Sanders and Bob LaFollette, Clinton and Harry Truman, Kasich and Scoop Jackson.

Will Durant
Will Durant

Jeff Probst as Veep for Trump. Trump can fire you and then Probst then gets to kick you off the island, or at least outside the beltway. All tape delayed for their own “reality” FoxNews show, The Survivor’s Apprentice.

Bart
Bart

Carly, say it ain’t so. First you endorse Eddie Haskell which was bad enough, now you jump on board the day after a Trump bomb sank the Cruz ship. Oh well, you get 2 more months of free air time to promote yourself for whatever office you seek next. And Teddy, you just picked a Veep partner who is the ultimate political opportunist. Neither seems to be on top of their game which ought to make for an entertaining few weeks.

Benevolus
Benevolus

It’s gonna be Trump/Christie, right?

drjay
drjay

at first i thought christie would want to be att general if by some crazy miracle trump ends up president…i do think a governor makes sense for trump however, as someone with gov’t experience that isn’t tied to dc…not sure if there is a likable enough one that would want to pair up with him, the ones i think would go for it aren’t overly likable fallin, lepage, scott….

Davo65
Davo65

The clown car finally pulls into the circus; with Cruz and Carly holding onto the bumper. Doesn’t matter who gets to play Sideshow Bob, does it? This is going to be entertaining enough.

thegreatpumpkin
thegreatpumpkin

If he’s smart Sanders will choose Warren. Hillary will get indicted before the convention and begin the slow spin down the political drain.

Bart
Bart

Today’s pick makes this story a little more interesting – http://lawnewz.com/uncategorized/mysterious-case-of-ted-cruz-pacs-half-million-donation-to-help-carly-fiorina/

Is this a normal practice in the new world of SuperPacs?

Davo65
Davo65

Trump picks Omarosa in a bid to shore up support from women and minorities. Clinton picks Al Gore for no other reason than to twist the knife after an easy kill.

Bart
Bart

Good line by ‘anonymous congressman’ to Luke Russert when asked about Cruz picking Carly as VP, “what, Michelle Bachman wasn’t available’.

Trump / Newt
vs
Hillary / Rendell

SnarkyGOP
SnarkyGOP

Clinton x Clinton. Did you think House of Cards really made that stuff up? But just as likely to pick Julian Castro. Fiorina is a good choice for Cruz, but if he really wanted to boost his anti establishment cred he should have picked Paul Broun. Nothing says “screw big government” like stealing taxpayer money for your campaign. Trump and Ben Carson. The joke here is that either of them ran in the first place. Bernie and the reanimated corpse of Joseph Stalin. He brings foreign policy experience to the ticket and will bring the approximately 5 Democrats somehow more… Read more »

drjay
drjay

if he wasn’t 112 years old, i’d say trump should pick joe arpaio –that would be fun

drjay
drjay

of course i’m tempted to make my fb status a reminder that reagan picked bush in 80 and claim the odds of a trump/cruz ticket might be as high as 50%, but i fear it would break my page…

David C
David C

Of course, Reagan picked Bush at the last minute after his attempts to get Ford blew up in his face. It all worked out in the end though: Bush was a very good Veep who followed Mondale in revolutionizing the office, and the Reagan-Ford copresidency thing was a disaster waiting to happen.

drjay
drjay

i’m surprised, noone, including me hasn’t said this before, but the obvious solution for trump is to make this summer’s celebrity apprentice a vice presidential edition with the winner being placed on his ticket…