The Donald's Veep short list includes the following names: John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie and Sarah Palin.
“Those are all people on our list,” Dr. Carson, who is on Trump vice-presidential search committee, told a Washington Post reporter on Sunday morning.
He was given ample opportunity to retract that last name. He didn't. He and his wife Candy also assured the reporter that he had taken himself off the list, despite reports of a new poll indicating that he would be a popular choice.The short list makes good political sense. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz mentioned owing to the Latin vote. John Kasich and Chris Christie for the GOP establishment. Sarah Palin for the Tea Party vote. Cruz and Palin also for the religious right.
The problem with all of them though is that they are losers, and Trump likes to identify with winners. Palin was already on a losing ticket with McCain, and the rest on the list just lost to Trump in the primaries. Carson, too, for that matter.
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