Vice Presidential Picks: Who Will it Be?

Vice Presidential Picks: Who Will it Be?


A Decision Within Days? The decisions must be announced within the next 15 days. The mystery of the moment: Who will presumptive nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump select as their Vice Presidential running mates? The process typically ends with a wild daylong stakeout outside one of the homes of whoever is being considered.

The odds would appear to be on Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ). But in recent weeks, arguments could be made for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.).

Over the last two weeks Warren has shown the type of energy and excitement at campaign events and on social media that Clinton desperately needs for her campaign. Another bonus to a Warren pick is that she clearly gets under the thin skin of Donald Trump.  But Warren is in a state with a Republican governor in a year Democrats are looking to take over the U.S. Senate — that’s a large consideration when the battle for the upper chamber could come down to one or two Senators either way.

While many assumed early on that Christie would be the likely vice presidential selection for Trump, Gingrich’s name will not go away.  The downsides of Gingrich are obvious: he has decades of baggage that includes shutting down the government.  He could also help the Clinton campaign kill the “back to the future” problem it has after the latest blunder by former President Clinton after his private plane meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, comms strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog focused on African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke also writes for NBC BLK, The Root, NNPA and is the Managing Editor of Politic365. As part of a diverse career in politics and media, she has served as a congressional staffer for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Director of Communications for Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Burke appeared each Monday on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. She was born and raised in New York. Email: Twitter: @LVBurke. IG: @laurenvburke. Periscope: @LVBurke


  1. Plan B: MANIFEST DESTINY-Trump Style. Have two Catholics Christie & Gingrich be his Henchmen to deport 12 million Catholics back to Mexico and then MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. Use the NRA to self clean house by having 20,000 Americans shooting themselves in the head last year, another 10,000 killing other Americans to do Eugenic RETRO-ACTIVE ABORTION of the weak and the 50,000 americans who shot other americans who need NRA training to shoot better. Trump’s great demand to Keep all muslims out of the U.S. will make TRUMP-WORLD perfect. Trumps not a racist-he just wants to make America perfect for 5 generations of U.S. citizens who never serve in the military but have the inherited right to create our future. WAKE UP and shun the senile old man.