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5/10/2016

Lewandowski Heads Trump Search for V.P.

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 11:19 pm



You know what that means:

Political adviser Beth Myers headed up the process for Mitt Romney. Washington lawyer A.B. Culvahouse managed the selection for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Now, Corey Lewandowski will have that responsibility for Donald Trump.

Lewandowski, Trump’s traveling confidant and campaign manager, will be in charge of the team that will survey and vet potential vice-presidential candidates for the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, two top Republicans said.

According to reports I just made up, but which sound accurate, threshold requirements for Vice Presidential candidates include a willingness to “bruise a bitch” for Mr. Trump.

Sources say Mike Huckabee, Chris Christie, and Rick Perry are all willing to meet this condition.

42 Responses to “Lewandowski Heads Trump Search for V.P.”

  1. Patriotism. There’s no other word for it, really.

    Patterico (86c8ed)

  2. Mr. Patterico, you’re starting to sound unhinged.

    Boris (0f0152)

  3. the quality of these posts are being pulled down like michelle fields at an occupy rally

    or a press conference

    or in an elevator with a black man

    happyfeet (831175)

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    hbnews24 (bf896e)

  5. Mike Tyson for v.p.

    mg (31009b)

  6. Surely not Perry. Just because he’s reluctantly decided that Clinton is the greater evil doesn’t mean he would demean himself by applying for this position.

    Here’s a thought, though: I’ll bet Trump has no idea that the vice president doesn’t work for the president, or that the president can’t fire him. I wonder whether he’s planning to pick a running mate we’ll like, and then fire him at the first sign of disloyalty after the election. He may think he can snooker us that way, but if so he’ll be in for a surprise. Trump is exactly the sort of arrogant ignoramus who would assume a scheme like that could work, without bothering to check.

    Milhouse (87c499)

  7. And yesterday I got a robocall from Trump asking for donations. So much for his “self-funding” campaign. As we know it never was, but now it seems like he may have stopped pretending. I wonder how his supporters here — the ones who came up with some fantastical story about an FEC regulation that requires candidates to have web sites with donate buttons — will handle this.

    The interesting thing, though, is that while I first was subjected to it yesterday, it was clearly recorded after New Hampshire and before South Carolina. It said, approximately, “we lost in Iowa, we won in NH, and now we need your help in the next primary state”. So he’s actually been raising money from the rubes since at least the end of February.

    Milhouse (87c499)

  8. Donald Trump Won’t Self-Fund General-Election Campaign

    Presumptive Republican nominee plans to create ‘world-class finance organization’ to back campaign

    reported a week ago

    happyfeet (831175)

  9. Trump is exactly the sort of arrogant ignoramus who would assume a scheme like that could work, without bothering to check.

    please to remember Mr. Milhouse this putative “ignoramus” wiped the floor with harvardtrash ted the butt-snuffling bathroom tranny alarmist

    and his harvardtrash goldy sacky too

    he’s kinda good at this

    happyfeet (831175)

  10. That was like Albert Schweitzer in Africa where he gave the natives medicine and they threw it out and wore the “Ooh, shiny!” bottle as a necklace.

    nk (dbc370)

  11. yeah well they were stupid

    happyfeet (831175)

  12. Ooga Booga, Trumpkins!

    nk (dbc370)

  13. Hey, Boris, don’t you have a flying squirrel to catch?

    John Hitchcock (18adbf)

  14. Lt. Col. Alan West supposedly meets the author’s presumed threshold – that’s why he had to high tail it out of Florida.

    urbanleftbehind (6cbf41)

  15. please to remember Mr. Milhouse this putative “ignoramus” wiped the floor with harvardtrash ted the butt-snuffling bathroom tranny alarmist

    and his harvardtrash goldy sacky too

    he’s kinda good at this a
    happyfeet (831175)

    I realize you’re trolling and I’m taking the bait here, but you sure are bitter.

    Dustin (2a8be7)

  16. No Allen west was defamed by that sensitive gal

    narciso (1b4366)

  17. 10… funny stuff, nk!

    Colonel Haiku (d1499c)

  18. how did you get an “a” at the end of he’s kinda good at this

    happyfeet (831175)

  19. #2… Is more genius then usual, Boris.

    Colonel Haiku (d1499c)

  20. Culvahouse’s assessment of the huntress, curiously was left out of the briefing materials, suggesting they were throwing the match sooner.

    narciso (1b4366)

  21. “SOCIALISM IN ALL ITS GLORY: Venezuela Unleashes Tanks as 4 Killed, 1,200 Arrested. With empty store shelves and no toilet paper.”

    Attention Sanders Shoppers! It’s a shi++y mess down there!

    Colonel Haiku (d1499c)

  22. That’s what the voters voted for. Nicolas Maduro was his party’s nominee.

    nk (dbc370)

  23. please to remember Mr. Milhouse this putative “ignoramus” wiped the floor with harvardtrash ted the butt-snuffling bathroom tranny alarmist

    and his harvardtrash goldy sacky too

    he’s kinda good at this

    happyfeet (831175) — 5/11/2016 @ 3:30 am

    yes yes. newyorktrash goldy sacky soros man beat the husband of a goldy sacky woman

    so great

    so great to see the correct goldy sacky take over

    makes me feel good

    also makes me feel good to see crazy eyes got away with hurting an innocent woman

    imagine what else he can get away with

    who else can he hurt

    can’t wait

    sadfeet (ddead1)

  24. you’re not even a real person

    happyfeet (831175)

  25. In the mid ’70s thru early ’80s, Leonard Nimoy hosted a syndicated half-hour anthology series called, “In Search of…” which documented all sorts of mysteries and unexplained phenomenon such as the Bermuda Triangle, Amelia Earhart, Bigfoot, The Lost Colony of Roanoke, et al.

    I can almost hear Nimoy posing the question, “Who would agree to be Trump’s running mate—and why? It’s a question that anthropologists can’t put their finger on.” (cue the eerie synthesizer score.)

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  26. That was eerie Theremin music. The instrument untouched by the musician.

    Rev. Hoagie ™ (734193)

  27. ddead1 — that’s even cooler than sadfeet

    nk (dbc370)

  28. Hoagie,

    The theremin, yes!
    That show with the muted color palette of the camera as well as the eerie music, could elicit a person to have nightmares.
    One of the eeriest episodes was about the disappearance of the Rockefeller young man in Africa. Yikes!

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  29. There’s two ways to go in picking a vice president: one who can help you win the election, like a popular governor of a key state, or one who can step up and lead the country in the event the president is unable to continue.

    Additionally, since Donald Trump has little experience dealing with the nuts and bolts of daily interaction with Congress, he would be well served by a running mate who was fully familiar with the complexities of White House relations with the legislative branch.

    If Trump put his priorities on winning the election (first things first) he’d go with either John Kasich of Ohio, or Rick Scott of Florida. If Trump was confident he could win on his own merits alone, he might select a running mate with the legislative experience of a Newt Gingrich, or take a long shot and go with Paul Ryan.

    Right now, it looks like Newt. But I wouldn’t discount the possibility of Ryan moving up fast on the inside.

    ropelight (49d180)

  30. ropeliar,

    Paul Ryan hasn’t even endorsed Trump, and has even said he’d step down from governing over the convention if Trump wants that.
    The notion that you still list him as “choice #2” for VP suggests you’re living in a Jimmy Buffett Pina Colada world down there in Florida.

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  31. Dammit, that’s Margaritaville, CS!

    Colonel Haiku (d1499c)

  32. Before noon it’s always a Bloody Mary. Later on you can get creative.

    ropelight (49d180)

  33. ropeliar,

    You tend to get creative with your comments regardless of what time of day it is. And probably regardless of whether you’re drinking milk or a Bloody Mary.

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  34. Who from the TX delegation would have the most pull? It would go a long way toward preventing a Texas sick-out negating whatever Rust Belt gains Trump could pull off. It would also be a final f-u to Cruz.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  35. Donald Trump Won’t Self-Fund General-Election Campaign

    Presumptive Republican nominee plans to create ‘world-class finance organization’ to back campaign

    reported a week ago

    So what happened to all those people who claimed they were supporting him because he was self-funded, and thus not for sale? It wasn’t true then, but now he’s not even pretending it’s true, so why do those people not realise he played them for suckers, and abandon him?

    And this morning I got another fundraising robocall from the Trump campaign; this time the recording said that Trump is no longer self-funding.

    Milhouse (87c499)

  36. please to remember Mr. Milhouse this putative “ignoramus” wiped the floor with […]

    How is that supposed to be relevant?

    Milhouse (87c499)

  37. Tell you what, I’m going to remove all my bookmarks for this site because I can’t take the nutsy stuff anymore. I’ll check back in a couple years to see if the old Patterico (and gang) is back.

    Mark Johnson (af5fe5)

  38. Maybr Trump moved the goal posts and said his story now is he was essentially self funding through the primary cycle, not for the entirety of the process

    steveg (fed1c9)

  39. Maybr Trump moved the goal posts and said his story now is he was essentially self funding through the primary cycle, not for the entirety of the process

    The whole point of the “self-funded” claim (lie) was that he was not for sale, that he could not be bribed, that he didn’t have to tailor his opinions to those of his donors. What difference does it make whether he accepts a donation in February or in June? Paid is paid.

    Milhouse (87c499)

  40. I wonder if John Kasich is willing to bruise a bitch for Mr. Trump.

    I wonder if that is part of his questionnaire.

    Do it TO SAVE A LIFE FOR CHRIST, John!

    Patterico (86c8ed)

  41. I remember when Patterico used to be a site worth reading.

    Mr Black (3efb66)

  42. Bruise a bitch FOR AMERICA, Mr Black!

    Patterico (86c8ed)


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