Is Donald Trump eyeing Florida’s Governor Rick Scott for a running mate? Trump has mentioned what he’s looking for when picking a running mate in recent interviews, although he has not mentioned any names. He is adamant that the running mate he picks has to be able to run this country if anything happens to him. He said that this ability is top on his list when making his choice.
News Max reports on February 25 that “Rick Scott demurred this week when asked if he’d say yes to being Donald Trump’s vice presidential pick.” The Florida governor is not saying no when asked this question by reporters. He looks like a good pick for Trump for a few reasons.
The Orlando Weekly is reporting that the Washington Post predicts that Scott will be on Trump’s shortlist for his Vice Presidential running mate. Some think that Scott’s praise of Trump last week in a “gushy” USA Today op-ed might be the precursor to the announcement that Scott will campaign with Trump as his running mate.
While Trump is not thrilled with politicians, especially those who have been a part of the system for a long time, but that doesn’t describe Scott. The Florida governor has his roots in the private sector. Before running for office in 2010, Scott made millions as an executive in the health care industry.
Scott is what Trump is looking for when it comes to rebuilding this country, someone with a foundation in business, much like Trump. In that op-ed that Scott wrote he included some strong backing of Trump saying:
“I think he is capturing the frustration of many Americans after seven years of President Obama’s very intentional government takeover of the U.S. economy.”
The other folks that the Washington Post predicts will be on Trump’s shortlist for Vice President are, “South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Carly Fiorina or a random businessman. People just couldn’t warm up to Carly Fiorina during her presidential bid, but she does bring a lot to the table that a president can utilize with her knowledge of the Internet and the technology needed to bring the country up to date!
Although Sarah Palin came out and endorsed Trump early on, she went way overboard with her enthusiasm, almost to the point where she looked like a loose canon. Trump seems to have distanced himself from her since she whooped it up on stage with her endorsement.
While Scott appears to be the best suited for the job, Nikki Haley might be his next best bet. Still if Fiorina could just soften up a bit, she could do wonders in a position, maybe not vice president, but up there in Trump’s administration. Her knowledge is truly needed for a major overhaul and update with technology when it comes to the government.