Who will Trump pick as his running mate? In 2024, the 'Veepstakes' are higher than usual

Mar 31, 2024 View Original Article
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58% : Trump would no doubt be pleased with such public professions of loyalty.
57% : The person chosen to run alongside Trump in this year's election will no doubt be keeping Pence's experience in mind.
55% : Speculation over who that person might be is heating up, and Trump, as usual, is relishing drawing out the process in order to gain as much attention as possible.
52% : It's also entirely possible Trump will go with a wildcard candidate.
50% : There has never been a reason to believe Trump will follow conventional political wisdom.
49% : It will likely be someone who can convincingly pledge undying loyalty to Trump.
45% : In his first run, Trump settled on Pence to offset his perceived weakness with evangelical voters - a critical mobilising base to any Republican candidate.
45% : He has certainly indicated he is keen for the job, professing his love for Trump and recently announcing his engagement (being single is generally regarded as a political liability).
44% : The stakes are higher than usualGiven the cult of personality that has developed around Trump, some argue his choice of running mate is unlikely to shift many votes.
42% : Ramaswamy also quickly endorsed Trump when he dropped out.
41% : In one memorable moment in the debates, he was first to raise his hand when the candidates were asked who would still support Trump if he is convicted of a crime.
39% : In the first category, the leading candidates appear to be two men who ran against Trump for this year's nomination - Tim Scott and Vivek Ramaswamy.
37% : But there is no indication Trump considers race to be a problem for his candidacy - in fact, quite the opposite.
33% : But for Mike Pence, vice president under Donald Trump, things were even harder than usual.
32% : Trump has been leaning in to increasingly extreme racist rhetoric.
30% : Read more: Why 'wokeness' has become the latest battlefront for white conservatives in AmericaViewed through this lens, the commonly accepted wisdom is that Trump has both a race and a woman problem, and that he should choose a VP candidate who can address at least one of those concerns.
30% : And Trump does not much like to share the spotlight.
23% : The insurrectionists, as a federal investigation alleges, were drawn to the Capitol by Trump, who had just lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden.
21% : They were after Trump's VP because, as one later claimed, he had "betrayed" Trump by not refusing to certify the election results.
21% : This glosses over the very real questions about the continuity of constitutional law under a second Trump presidency, and ignores the noises Trump supporters are already making about trying to remove presidential term limits.
13% : While Trump has flip-flopped on abortion restrictions himself, both Stefanik and Noem have extremely conservative positions on reproductive rights.
10% : Read more: Biden and Trump, though old, are both likely to survive to the end of the next president's term, demographers explainIn Trump's case, some argue that if he wins, he will be a "lame duck" president from day one since it would be his second term in office.

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