It looks like key delegates are changing their minds.
Now that Marco Rubio has pulled from the race, some of his supporters are saying they are open to Donald Trump for president.
But it looks like it comes with a price…selecting the Florida senator as his running mate.
According to Breitbart:
“I think him choosing Marco [as vice president] would make me more inclined to support him, in a more positive way, a more active role in campaigning because I really love Marco,” said Teri Galvez, a bound delegate from D.C. who the D.C. GOP says is bound to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, in an interview with Breitbart News this week.
She is not the only pro-Rubio delegate keen on the idea.
Maureen Blum, another D.C. delegate bound to Rubio, has speculated on a Trump-Rubio election:
Senator Rubio would definitely bring sanity to the table, and he would bring a cautionary temperament to foreign policy. I think one of the fears of Donald Trump is that he’s reactionary and emotional and doesn’t think things through. I’m not saying that’s what he does. But it comes off, appears that way, that he is very reactionary. I think Senator Rubio would be a cautionary temperament and a solid process in the decision making. He would build confidence in that.
It certainly gives you an insight into how voters feel about Trump.
Although he has a reputation as being a shrewd businessman, he lacks the accomplished and calm manner of a leader like Rubio. Perhaps a partnership between the two of them would be a winning combination.
But Trump certainly has many running mates to choose from, should he gain the nomination. Some have suggested New Jersey governor Chris Christie, while others are thinking about Ben Carson:
That alternate delegate and Rubio supporter also suggested that Trump bring in Dr. Ben Carson—who’s already endorsed him—as the leading figure to undo Obamacare, and that Trump place Cruz on the U.S. Supreme Court.
“Whatever happens, it’s important we have a unity ticket at the convention and leave Cleveland united and energized,” the alternate delegate and Rubio backer said. “Whatever combination emerges, with Cruz or without, a unified Republican front is the goal.”
Regardless, momentum is gaining in Trump’s favor.
More and more Republicans seem to be seeing the writing on the wall and are joining his camp.