So why not. Everyone is prognosticating, so should I.
Hillary will take the nomination and right before the convention, someone on her staff will float a rumor that she will name Kasich as her running mate. Kasich will say some nice things but it won’t come to pass. Those of us rational republicans will vote for her because the country and the office is more important than a person or the party. Hillary will be the next President in an electoral and vote count landslide.
If Trump does win (heaven forbid) it will be with Newt Gingrich as his VP. I don’t think they will win. But if they do, here’s what I think will happen.
- Since Trump is on the ballot, the Senate will flip to democratic control
- Within 100 days there will be some sort of constitutional crisis, because Trump will try to do something that is illegal. When pressed on the issue, he will hold press conferences yelling at the press and stage rallys and say that the people are with him. He will not give in.
- The senate will acquit Trump
- The house will stay republican, but with Paul Ryan and Newt pushing the issue behind the scenes (palace coup), Trump might actually be forced out of office (ok I am dreaming a little here)
Kelly Ayotte will lose in NH as part of republicans losing the senate because she will get cornered on her waffling of support for Trump.
All of this republican insanity will spur Josh Rutstein to run for some elected office, brandishing the “rational republican” mantra as a way to bring the country back to civility.