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Fri Jul 15, 2016, 04:33 AM

 

Could the Trump VP vetting process go off the rails?



Veteran Washington lawyer Arthur B. Culvahouse methodically scrutinized John McCain's five-man shortlist in 2008, only to have Sarah Palin added last-minute, a chaotic process that some fear is repeating itself.

Culvahouse is again at the helm of the operation sniffing through VP contenders, this time for Donald Trump, and critics question whether the lengthy primary, early convention and seemingly frantic finish created an unhelpful crunch.

Rick Davis, McCain's 2008 campaign manager, said he sees signs that the Trump campaign wouldn't have had time to do the polling and research that typically supplements the background check. "They are starting their vetting process where we picked up with Sarah Palin,” Davis said. "It's going to be less rigorous.”

That’s assuming Trump confines himself to the choices Culvahouse vetted at all.
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"Like anything, it's more about the client than the lawyer," said Stuart Stevens, a top strategist on Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign, which also used Culvahouse to vet potential running mates. "Anything involving Donald Trump is usually chaotic and somewhat incoherent. I think the world of AB, but his advice is only as useful as the degree to which it's taken."

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/donald-trump-vp-vetting-culvahouse-225363#ixzz4ET5PtAvC

Youbetcha there's still no actual announcement!

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Night Watchman Jul 2016 OP
raven mad Jul 2016 #1
UCmeNdc Jul 2016 #2
C_U_L8R Jul 2016 #3
apnu Jul 2016 #6
Tommy_Carcetti Jul 2016 #10
Mass Jul 2016 #4
Hortensis Jul 2016 #5
C_U_L8R Jul 2016 #7
Hortensis Jul 2016 #9
bullwinkle428 Jul 2016 #8

Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 04:35 AM

1. I keep praying he chooses Sarah.............

I've got more ammo on her than a nuclear warhead!

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 04:50 AM

2. Trump will make his VP pick into a giant reality show

Trump will do this to gain media attention.

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 05:52 AM

3. So far it's a PR disaster

No bump for you Donald

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 07:13 AM

6. Since the GOP Primary wrapped up, has Trump seen any positive PR? (nr)

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 03:02 PM

10. Or a TP disaster. nt

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 06:40 AM

4. Who knows?

Two solutions : either he has not yet chosen (or had chosen and decided to change his choice) and this once again shows he is not fitted to be president (there is nothing new in this attack in Nice, so there is no reason to change his mind)

or he has decided that his choice could be introduced a little more discretely and is using Nice to justify a discreet launch on Saturday.

Dont know which one it is, but we'll probably know if it is Pence today. He has to withdraw from the race this morning so that the downballot races can reorganize in time.

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 06:46 AM

5. Amusingly, Pence flew out of Indiana yesterday

on a plane believed to have been paid for by Trump to accept the nomination. "Bye, Indiana. It's been nice."

What if tRump changed his mind? He probably won't, but absolutely nobody seems confident that he will hold steady, and Pence could have to say goodbye to his career in Indiana politics as well.

As Mass says, Pence "has to" withdraw before noon today, but I'm wondering what would be the cost if he didn't and then accepted the nomination anyway?

Typical trumpster fire, but imo Pence would so deserve to have his career burn up in it for having anything to do with tRump, don't care if he chose to think God "called" him.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 08:15 AM

7. Meanwhile Newt quit his job.

All I know is Trump is pissing people off.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 03:00 PM

9. Who's angrier than Pence behind his smiles?

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 08:39 AM

8. So the word is his kids were pushing for the Pence choice?

The thing that shocks me, is that SURELY his kids have to have a number of LGBT friends, given their demographic. Are they really all that isolated that they don't pay any attention to what happens in other parts of the country (referring to Pence's astoundingly awful actions just a year ago with that law that codified discrimination against LGBT people).

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