I think Trump will pick Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallon for his vice presidential nominee. A woman, in Trump’s mind, will obfuscate the thousands of words and acts in his life that have amply demonstrated that he has no respect for women. Also, it will balance the ticket geographically and culturally. Trump of course will not care that Fallon is not prepared to be president, because Trump has shown that he is not ready to be President himself, and he does not care particularly about the knowledge necessary to be President.
Also, Fallon has exhibited the necessary “toughness” on human rights issues related to torture that Trump will relate to by continue to execute prisoners for many months after knowing that the cocktails being used were experimental and constituted torture. That should fit in nicely with Trump’s advocacy of water-boarding and much more.
But seriously, Trump has routinely surrounded himself with women, and seems most comfortable when his subordinates are women. She would also shore up support among social conservatives prior to the convention. But the real reason I fear he will choose Fallon is that Trump is nothing if not a marketer. He knows that it will be a more appealing picture to market to suburban and ‘low-information’ voters. Just that simple.
The next most likely is Scott Brown. Despite a raft of issues I need not explain here, he would appeal to the same voters. One of these two will be the pick.
I hope he does not pick her, because she would be a good pick.