Who will the ex-President pick to be his new backup?
Oh, there ARE a whole lot of people who would take the job…..
The NY Times looks at the Political Vets, Loyalists, Up-and Comers and Wild Cards….
Look at the Six Loyalists the NY Times pice lists …..
Donald J. Trump hasn’t won a single primary or caucus vote yet, let alone the Republican nomination, but his lead in the polls has left much of the political world viewing his nomination as all but inevitable.
It has also inspired a fair amount of speculation about who might wind up on a 2024 ticket beside him. It will almost surely not be former Vice President Mike Pence, who crossed Trump by certifying the 2020 election results.
While Trump has not begun formal veepstakes talks, he has casually weighed the pros and cons of some contenders with friends and advisers.
His team has discussed possible parameters, like whether a woman on the ticket would help win back suburban women who abandoned him in the last election, or if choosing a person of color would be a smart choice, given the gains he saw in 2020 with Black and Hispanic men.
Either way, Mar-a-Lago courtiers generally agree that any résumé for the No. 2 spot on the ticket must include some Trump-specific requirements that defy demographics: absolute loyalty to the Trump brand, a willingness to filter every decision and public comment through a subservient lens, and the know-it-when-you-see-it “central casting” look the former president prizes.
Here’s a look at some possible contenders…..