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Old Nov 30th, 2016, 11:02 AM   #10001
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Mike Pence's key role in building Team Trump - CNNPolitics.com

At least Pence is seemingly happy these days.
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Old Nov 30th, 2016, 11:14 AM   #10002
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Mike Pence's key role in building Team Trump - CNNPolitics.com

At least Pence is seemingly happy these days.
Just wait, once The Donald is President he won't be as pensive.
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Just wait, once The Donald is President he won't be as pensive.


Of course, if Trump steps down as president, Pence would have an administration he could work with .................. but to what end, remains to be seen/speculated. Paix, mon ami.
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Old Nov 30th, 2016, 11:48 AM   #10004
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Of course, if Trump steps down as president, Pence would have an administration he could work with .................. but to what end, remains to be seen/speculated. Paix, mon ami.
I've often wondered as to the irony of the Vice President.. The President chooses you because you would be a good running mate and, if need be, the next President but you are not good enough to run now....... yet no one actually votes for you.....yet you could still be President.
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Also the way that US VP candidates are disposed of. You're almost less than you were before you began--a failed candidate.
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Old Nov 30th, 2016, 01:17 PM   #10006
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I've often wondered as to the irony of the Vice President.. The President chooses you because you would be a good running mate and, if need be, the next President but you are not good enough to run now....... yet no one actually votes for you.....yet you could still be President.
Actually, they do vote for the VP. At the onset of the US, the VP was selected rather than elected. Now, they run as a team.

"Even the Constitution itself was uncertain—a work-in-progress with serious design flaws. The election ultimately centered on one of these flaws—a fundamental constitutional defect in the presidential and vice presidential voting process. As originally drafted, the Constitution did not differentiate between presidential and vice presidential candidates. Each presidential elector cast two votes, and regardless of political affiliation, the man who received the most votes became president and the runner-up became vice president; any candidate could win either office. When two candidates were tied, the election was thrown into the House, where each state had one vote, to be decided by a majority of the delegation. In 1796, this produced a Federalist president (John Adams) and a Republican vice president (Thomas Jefferson). In 1800, it created a tied election in which both candidates were entitled to claim the presidency, and even the backup procedure of deciding the election in the House almost failed; it took six days and thirty-six ballots to break the deadlock. This defect was resolved by the Twelfth Amendment in 1804, which provided separate balloting for president and vice president."

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Interesting post, Dr. G.
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Interesting post, Dr. G.
Merci. How is Life treating you these days, mon ami?
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Also the way that US VP candidates are disposed of. You're almost less than you were before you began--a failed candidate.
Interesting point as well, Macfury. I recall reading about how Ike was considering dumping Nixon when the story of a secret slush fund became known to the public. It took Nixon's "Checkers speech" to rally people behind him to urge Ike to keep him on the ticket.
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Was it a bait and switch? Trump goes full Republican - CNN.com

Was it a bait and switch? I posed the same question to my wife as each person was named to his cabinet and inner circle. Other than his daughter and son-in-law, it looks as it is "happy days are here again" for the Republican Party. And the party leaders were worried about a Trump victory. Now, as for the Democratic party ............... they should have went with Sanders. Such is Life.
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