Wednesday on on Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer said the best vice-presidential running mate pick for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would be former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Krauthammer said, “Well, I don’t know that we can predict, but we can analyze what the advantages are. With Pence, I think it’s completely safe, but it doesn’t move the needle either way. He’s not going to help or hurt. It will be a Trump campaign and nobody will remember the name Pence two weeks into the campaign.”
He continued, “I think Gingrich is the one who I think would be the best fit, not so much because he doubles down, but because he’s the most, if you like, either articulate or glib, you can have it either way. But he has such facility with language. He can explain away anything. He can explain anything and explain away anything. After all, last time around he ran a campaign that included a moon base, which is an interesting idea but not easy to sell. So you can anticipate Trump will run into problems here and there, as he has in the last year. And the guy you would want to explain it away would be Newt. I think he would be very successful about it.”
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