12 Perfect Vice-President & Wannabe-President Pairings The Republican Party Should Keep In Mind For 2016
One of the most important choice a party's nominee makes when he or she runs for president? Who they'll pick as their VP. John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin pushed him further away from the Oval Office, while Mitt Romney's pick, Paul Ryan, was met with approval (albeit, not the ending either Romney nor Ryan wanted). And whomever earns the Republican nomination in 2016 will have an important decision to make: Who will be his or her vice presidential candidate?
It's important to strike a political balance, but also to have an intriguing duo that that will excite voters. Here's a breakdown of who the GOP presidential wannabes might pick as their sidekick.
Jeb doesn’t have much of a foreign policy background, so could use a strong VP to balance the campaign…
The former Secretary of State was a star at the last Republican National Convention.
Something tells me that if Carson were to get the nomination (which he won’t), that he would do something a little crazy…
The New Jersey governor is a bit of a hothead; only 36 percent of New Jersey voters think Christie has the right personality. He needs some balance.
The South Carolina governor is likable and has a good attitude.
Ted Cruz was born in Canada to an American mother, so he’s absolutely eligible to run, but the only way to make sure there aren’t any of those pesky “birth certificate” problems…
… is if he asks Trump, who came down heavily on Obama for exactly that, to be his right hand man. Shudder.
There’s only one choice for Fiorina: Both women have been the CEO of Hewlett-Packard. Both have tried to run for a California office.
Maybe they could be the female power ticket for the 2016 race.
If Hillary gets the Democratic nomination, she’d walk all over Huckabee. But we know what VP might be able to crush his opponent in a debate…
Plus, both men have worked for FOX News and know how to show off in front of the camera.
Jindal isn’t the most exciting guy. He needs someone to liven him up.
How about the Emmy award-winning actor? Kelsey Grammar also so happens to be a Republican, and he’s even considering running for office before.
OK, so this would probably never ever happen, but…
Wouldn’t a father-son team be great to watch? It would certainly be the dream team for libertarians.
To appeal to the whole spectrum of conservatives, Perry could nominate…
Perry is a traditional conservative Southerner, while Giuliani is the Northeastern Republican with more moderate views.
You know who decided he won’t run for president to make room for one of the younger members of the party?
This guy. Plus, he really worked hard to stage a comeback. Twice.
One guy has the name recognition to help him out. Plus, both men have policies from the 1990s…
Just imagine this duo from Wisconsin…
Ryan’s already got experience being the VP nominee, and the two would wow America with their Midwestern charm.