Skip to comments.Bachmann's top VP picks: Trump, Santorum
Posted on 12/01/2011 2:11:29 PM PST by presidio9
Michele Bachmann's status as frontrunner in the Republican presidential race appears to have faded, but the Minnesota congresswoman is already tapping some of her peers as potential vice presidential picks.
The candidate, in a Thursday interview with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, didn't shy away from naming potential running mates - among them real estate mogul-turned-reality TV star and perennial possible presidential contender Donald Trump.
She also mentioned fellow presidential candidate Rick Santorum, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and conservative South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint as possible picks for her cabinet or VP slots.
"I think that Rick Santorum is a wonderful man personally, but also, I think that he's very gifted when it comes to the area of legal issues," Bachmann told Van Susteren. "And I think I could see him as an attorney general. I think he'd do a great job. I haven't talked to Rick about that, but I think he'd be wonderful, or another cabinet position." I think that he'd also be on my short list of people that I would consider for my VP.
When asked who she might name from the list of non-presidential contender, Bachmann said "We've got a lot of wonderful candidates who would fit that bill."
"Easily comes to mind I think would be Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina. Marco Rubio of Florida certainly would be in that category. There's a lot of great people out there. And Donald Trump is someone that I think a lot of people would be intrigued," she said.
Bachmann, who has met with Trump a handful of times throughout the course of her campaign, stressed the urgency of the 2012 election.
"This is a highly unusual election,"
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I wonder if the scenery on Planet Bachmann is as pretty as it is in our real world. Someone should ask her at the next debate.
She is loony.
The allegedly pure social conservative Bachmann panders to the twice-divorced blow-hard Trump?
In order to get his endorsement?
Trump has no clue what a president should do and is able to do - he never even mentions the Constitution when he bloviates. He would be a terrible president. Like Berlusconi and the other euro-weenies who are playboy jet-setters more than statesmen.
What a boneheaded statement she made.
This is what bothers me about Mrs. Bachmann. When these kinds of “what’s your favorite color” questions come up, it’s a tactic used by interviewers to get you off the script, hopefully to trip over your own...feet. And Bachmann fell for it.
While I’m still sorta “Newt-neutral”, he would never have taken that bait.
Everyone knows Donald Trump is not going to put his businesses on hold for 4 years to live in the Naval Observatory and do nothing more significant than attend funerals. The last thing he’d want to be is Joe Bidens sucessor.
Saying stuff like this diminishes her in the eyes of many who admire her conservatism but feel she’s just not ready for prime time.
No doubt her Ambassador to Germany will be Wayne Newton: he can sing “Dankeschoen” to Frau Merkel.
Trump is proof you don’t have to be a genius to be rich. Santorum is acceptable. John Bolton for SOS.
MB had no problem cutting off Santorum when he was grilling Mitt about Romneycare. Yeah - he is good and she knows it that’s why she cut him off to protect Mitt. And that’s not the first time she has done that. That’s the reason she in the race to begin with. Trump wouldn’t be her lackey - she’s dreaming. He can stand on his own with more accomplishments than she can dream of. He’s got executive experience up the wazoo and she has diddle squat.
A country with combover boy as Vice President is a country I don't particularly want to be associated with.
I don’t mind Trump as a gadfly. He sometimes has some decent points to make, and it doesn’t bother me too much for him to play a little side-role in the election. Wouldn’t want him elected to office, though. And the thought of him even wanting veep is rather ludicrous. Bachmann seems a tad silly (or tacky?) even suggesting this, as it rather comes across as she’s just fishing for an endorsement from Trump.
Trump? that is insanity
“Trump is proof you dont have to be a genius to be rich.”
Maybe not politically, but he’s a genius (or at least supremely skillful) at self-promotion. Not that that qualifies him for a cabinet or VP position, of course, but as outlandish as he can seem at times, he has crafted a high-profile path to substantial financial success.
Whereas we all know that the RIGHT person to pick for the German Ambassador is....
Is it just me thinking this, or did this entire website abandon Bachmann the moment Cain started his surge and it never went back to her? The pinpoint moment seems to be the debate where he first talked about his stage four cancer.
Donald Trump is a professional jerkoff, but he is very, very smart.
I wouldn’t want him as VP but I’d love to see him at the head of the LRB. lol
Excuse me, but the Little River Band has a head, and his name is mister Glenn Barrie Shorrock, thank YOU very much.
Wow. Now I think I’ve seen everything here on FR.
Bachmann is an awesome candidate and would make a fantastic POTUS. She’s as conservative as they come and is HIGHLY accomplished, thankewverymuch.
Her mere act of speculation about Veep/cabinet choices on a news show suddenly has all of you here pulling out the long knives.
Good God, get OVER yourselves, people. What on earth does it take to satisfy this crowd here on FR any more? If Jesus Christ Himself was a candidate, you’d be attacking the length of his hair, his lack of visible financial support, lack of a permanent address, etc., etc.
I am supporting Bachmann regardless of her faults because all candidates have them and what are Bachmann flaws compared to:
Mitt Romney....flip flopper
Rick Perry.....sellout to cheap labor illegals employers
Ron Paul....naive on foreign policy
Newt Gingrich...more baggage than Kim Kardashian
Jon Huntsman....Mr. Country Club Establishment
Hermain Cain....I liked him but it’s over
Bachmann will probably get a boost in Iowa then she will be a contender again. Rick Perry stole her thunder when he showed up but I think Perry is a cardboard cut out of a strait talking Texan. I don’t think that Bachmann will call Americans *heartless* just because they want to protect their country. Bachmann has not shown any signs of doing the “let’s dump conservatives under the bus” syndrome which many pseudo conservatives like Perry have done. She is Heartland not Inside the Beltway.
Speaking of cardboard cutouts.
I did nothing but DEFEND Bachmann from attacks made on her here, until she went completely looney tunes over gardasil, in her zeal to damage Perry over something he never implemented, always included an opt out for, and that he stood there and repudiated in front of the nation.
Oh no, that wasn’t good enough for her...she said why, that’s terrible, a President doesn’t ever get a do-over...he must be right the first time...blah blah blah.
After which she said the vaccine is a risk for causing mental retardation, because a mother came up to her after the debate and said her daughter became mentally retarded after receiving gardasil. Not in Texas, mind you, in Michigan, but never mind the details...
Talk about needing do-overs.
She impulsively says things she should just think about a few seconds, and some of them have been blockbusters.
Quite a few FReepers who had been supportive of her before that, just shook our heads and said, no mas, no mas.
A ten year, successful and effective governor of Texas isn’t a cardboard cutout in reality, but I suppose in your mind he could be most anything.