You probably have heard that the Washington Post posted a cartoon making fun of Ted Cruz and his two daughters. The cartoon showed Cruz’s children as dancing monkeys with him controlling them. People from both sides of aisle came out against this cartoon. Ted Cruz released his own two cartoons in response to his attack by the liberal media.
Almost every single Republican Presidential candidate Trump either attacked or the candidate has attacked Trump. Trump can't pick a Vice Presidential candidate that he has attacked or has attacked him. It would make the ticket look ridiculous. So lets go over the list of candidates that he has attacked or has attacked Trump.
A few weeks back I posted about the possibility of a Trump/Cruz 2016 ticket. Now I want to talk about a Trump/Huckabee 2016 ticket.
The list shows that there are four candidates that have not fought with Trump. Trump will not pick Santorum because he is not a strong candidate and will not pick Chris Christie because of his baggage and also their personality's will not work well together.
Now of course Trump can pick anybody to be Vice President. However he probably won't pick a Governor or a Senator who endorsed another candidate. Huckabee is a southern conservative and former Governor of Arkansas. He is not part of the Republican establishment and is seen in many aspects as an outsider. Trump and Huckabee seem to have a friendly relationship. Yes Huckabee is not polling very high nationally or polling high in any of the early states. With Huckabee on the ticket it would bring a different personality to the ticket, a qualified Governor who could be President, and a candidate who is well known who does have a following when Ted Cruz and Ben Carson are not taking it. Huckabee also does well in the debates. He knows the issues and comes up with some pretty good lines.
The basic point I want to make here is that out of all the candidates running for President only Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee could be Vice President.
Mike Huckabee Wearing Trump Tie During Republican Debate
Based on the debate criteria released by Fox Business for the upcoming debate on January 14, 2016, Rand Paul would be excluded from the main stage because he does not meet the requirements. Rand Paul says the only debate he would want to participate in is the main debate not the undercard debate. Senator Paul said, “It’s the kids’ table, and at that table you’re not considered to be a competitor, not considered to be having a chance."
The following was taken from Politico:
Paul maintained he could make the big stage. He's just 0.3 points below the criteria, he said, and it would be illogical to exclude someone who's within the margin of error. “But, frankly, if we beat Chris Christie by 0.3 and he’s excluded, as much as I disagree with him politically I think that’s a mistake,” Paul said. “The same way with Fiorina. There’s no reason why people should be told that they have no chance with three weeks to go.”
Dick Morris explains why the 2016 Republican Presidential primary will be over by March and we will know who the nominee will be.
Fox Business released the criteria their Charleston Republican debate that will be held on January 14, 2016. There are three possible ways for a candidate to make the main debate stage. A candidate must meet one of the three requirements.
To be on the main debate stage a candidate can be in top six nationally in an average of the five most recent live telephone polls, or be in the top five in Iowa or the top five in New Hampshire in an average of the five most recent live telephone polls from those states.
As of today, the following six candidates would be on the main debate stage:
Those six candidates are the top six polling candidates nationally. Also the top five candidates in Iowa and New Hampshire are made of these candidates as well. John Kasich could possible make this debate if his polls a little higher in New Hampshire to gain the fifth place spot in the state which is currently being held by Jeb Bush. It seems at most the main debate stage will have seven candidates.
There also will be a undercard debate. To qualify for this debate candidates must poll at least 1% in the five most recent national polls.
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