The Trump dream ticket for Democrats may be on the verge of coming true, as Gov. Chris Christie is being vetted as a potential running mate for Donald Trump.
ABC News reported:
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is being vetted as a possible vice presidential pick for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, according to two ranking Republican officials.
Despite Christie going through the vetting process, the two ranking Republican officials told ABC News they doubt Christie would ultimately be Trump’s pick.
Republican officials have been consistently wrong about Donald Trump, so their doubts can be immediately dismissed.
It is easy to see why Trump would be drawn to Christie. Trump loves loud and empty tough talk. Chris Christie is an expert bully who talks tough but generates little action. Trump could be easily wooed by Christie’s pitch that he will prosecute the case against Hillary Clinton.
The problem with Christie is that polling suggests that he would make Trump even less popular, especially in New Jersey. A Monmouth University poll of Christie’s home state found that adding the Governor to Trump’s ticket would make 42% of New Jersey voters less likely to vote for Trump in November.
With almost every Republican with any hopes for a political future running away from him, Donald Trump has very few options for his ticket. It would not surprise anyone if Trump defied Republican officials and picked Chris Christie. The odds are Trump will want a splashier pick, but it would be a dream come true for Democrats if Trump picked Gov. Bridgegate as his VP.