In VP search, Trump and Clinton eye different priorities

by JULIE PACE, JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN  |  published on July 2, 2016

85Donald Trump wants a running mate who has what he lacks — political experience. Hillary Clinton is putting a premium on diversity as she searches for a No. 2.

Yet the presidential rivals are running strikingly similar processes for tapping their vice presidential picks: relying on prominent Washington lawyers to comb through the background of top contenders, seeking guidance from a small circle of trusted advisers and family members, and weighing their personal chemistry with prospects.

Trump, a wealthy businessman who has never held public office, is mulling a small number of political veterans. He’s seriously considering former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, according to people with direct knowledge of the vetting process.

“We’re vetting a lot of good people and we have a lot of interest in people that want to leave high positions and do this,” Trump said Thursday.

  • Elaine

    Diversity Schmiversity! We need backbone, fortitude and direction. We need LEADERS, first and foremost …. not a mixed bag of ethnicity and/or gender simply for the sake of “appearances”.

  • Bob

    Warren would be a perfect fit for Hillary. Both have major problems with the truth. They could campaign on stories of landing under fire in war zones and how their ancestors living on reservations. My thought is how quickly Warren has changed from being an “outsider”, “new blood” Democrat to now trying to fit in by parroting the “Party line” and adjusting her views accordingly to support Hillary.

    • TeaPartyPatriot

      I was thinking that the TRAMP could land with the Fauxahuntus on the tarmac under hostile fire and the Fauxahuntus could pull out her tommy hawk and scalp the infidels problem solved.


    I don’t know who the “D” will choose but he is being careful and Newt looks to be the insider pick..the race between the “D’s” team and the left, is Commonsense v Dum the criminal and Dummer the fake……the commies and the lo-info brigades will create hysterics and cause mayhem but I think it will be to no avail and will cement a Trump win……

  • TeaPartyPatriot

    Vote in November


    . . . . . TRUMP and Newt vs TRAMP and Fauxahuntus

    • Born in the South and proud

      Right on my friend. Trump and Newt or Trump and Sessions will make a strong pair for America. I also agree….. VOTE in NOVEMBER. Every time I hear I don’t like Trump so I’m just not going to vote. To me that is a chickens way to say I’m voting for hill-r-kill. TO vote is your duty and right. TRUMP in 2016 Hell no to clinton

      • TeaPartyPatriot

        In my entire life I have voted for only one president and that was Ronnie Babe, every other election the choice was so bad I had to vote for the lesser of two evils. In most cases it was hard to pick the lesser of the two evils.

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