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Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Politics | 1 comment

Neener neener! Stuck with Trump!


No one wants to be Trump’s running mate. Reaction to Donald Trump’s candidacy and (worse!) his popularity is recoil — at least within the Republican party.

It’s a time-honored tradition for politicians to deny any interest in the vice presidency. But this year, with the possibility of Donald J. Trump as the Republican nominee, they really mean it.

“Never,” said Chris Schrimpf, a spokesman for Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, who is still running against Mr. Trump. “No chance.”

“Hahahahahahahahaha,” wrote Sally Bradshaw, a senior adviser to Jeb Bush, when asked if he would consider it.

“Scott Walker has a visceral negative reaction to Trump’s character,” said Ed Goeas, a longtime adviser to the Wisconsin governor.

Or, as Senator Lindsey Graham put it, “That’s like buying a ticket on the Titanic.” …NYT

Some have come out with outright disgust at the possibility even as Trump is piling up “unfavorables” among prospective voters except for the increasingly unpopular, denigrated “white male.”

Just glance at the history of the white male vote. Let’s see: slavery, sexism, war…

Cross-posted from Prairie Weather

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