by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
There’s still plenty of voting left to do before the Republicans choose their presidential nominee, but Alex Pappas of the Daily Caller is already compiling a list of potential running mates for Donald Trump.
Who would Donald Trump choose as a running mate?
The Republican presidential candidate has largely shied away from giving specifics when asked this question. But earlier this month, when pressed on the topic, Trump hinted about his thinking on the issue, saying: “I’m not a politician. I would want to choose a politician. I’m a business man.” …
Asked who he thinks the New York businessman should pick, former Trump campaign adviser Sam Nunberg tells The Daily Caller: “Either a military general, primary opponent or governor from a purple state.”
“He will lead best on the economy and executive attributes against Hillary Clinton,” Nunberg said. “VP should help with national security and government experience.”
Among the 15 people Pappas lists: Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, neurosurgeon Ben Carson, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.