Karan M wrote:Trump IMHO is very unlikely to win until and unless a bunch of horrible events occur so that amreekans become security minded. We are going to get Hillary as the next POTUS.
Trump has the unique ability as a Republican candidate to reach out far to the left, of even Hillary Clinton. The question then becomes can he retain his conservative voters.
Keeping the conservative voters tied to him, he needs a VP pick whom the conservatives have faith in. That can be a bit tricky. So he needs a conservative. What is clear is that Trump really needs a woman as a VP if he wants to take on Hillary. So it has to be a conservative and a woman. Thirdly he may need to bring in some "minority" face, if he wants to stop Hillary from painting him as a racist. So it has to be a conservative non-white woman.
1) Nikki Haley could be one such choice, but she was averse to Trump earlier. Also it is debatable whether having an Indian-American on the ticket really helps him with the big minorities, or whether a convert to Christianity but born Sikh really pulls in the votes.
2) Another choice is Condoleezza Rice, who would be a perfect choice, except that she is close to the Bushs and to associated with Iraq War, etc. a war Trump has strongly criticized.
3) Another candidate they are looking at is Mary Fallin, the Governor of Oklahoma, who happens to be white but it is questionable how feisty she would be.
4) Another possibility is Susana Martinez, Governor of New Mexico, but it is an open question, whether she as a Hispanic-American would want to associate herself with Trump, and whether she can get the Latino vote for Trump in spite of the "Build the Wall" rhetoric.
Condoleezza Rice would in fact be the perfect foil for Donald Trump. A Trump-Rice team is unbeatable.
Even if Trump picks anybody else, he is still going to be an extremely nimble boxer in the ring, and can beat Hillary bad.