PUBLISHED: 10:31 PM 5 Jul 2016
UPDATED: 1:04 PM 7 Jul 2016

Several Want To Be His Vice President, But Did He Just Pick Him?


Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been vetting and going through potential vice presidential running mates the last couple weeks. Trump has indicated that he wants to make his selection before the Republican National Convention July 18-21.

To add momentum and attention to the convention, Republicans close to Trump’s campaign have said that Trump and his team are considering announcing his running mate pick next week ahead of the convention to get everyone excited and as a way to unite everyone on the floor. I think this is a great idea. But who should he pick?

The Republicans certainly have a long list of great choices to meander through. Donald Trump has held meetings with various choices, but he met privately on Tuesday with U.S. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, at Trump Tower in New York. The two are also set to travel together to a Trump rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Tuesday night.

On Wednesday, Donald Trump will be joined by Newt Gingrich at an event in Cincinnati, Ohio. Gingrich, a former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, is rumored to be high up on Trump’s list of potential running mates. Donald Trump also met with U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa on Monday. I think those three candidates would make great choices. They have proven track records of voting for strong conservative policies and could add solid balance to Donald trump when he needs help.

Donald Trump has as few other names on his short list, such as: Indiana Governor Mike Pence, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, and U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama. These three were on Trump’s mind early on, but it is far more likely the choice is between Newt Gingrich and Senator Bob Corker to this point. Either way, the team will allow Republicans to present a strong, united front as they go against Crooke Hillary and whomever she chooses.