Please, please, please let this be true:
In addition to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), Donald Trump’s campaign is vetting former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, The Washington Post reports. Five sources requesting anonymity told The Post that both men have been asked by the attorney managing Trump’s vetting process to answer a questionnaire and hand over everything from tax records to personal files to books and articles they’ve written.
These would both be superb choices from a “this trainwreck needs more cars” perspective, the most salient one when evaluating Donald Trump’s VP candidates. Newt, a pioneer in “who needs a campaign to campaign” politics, would be a perfect fit. But I’m all for a particularly high publicity Chris Christie Ritual Humiliation Tour too, not least because it might cause Trump to invest even more resources in New York and New Jersey.
Then there’s the (possibly non-existent) next tier:
The sources said at least half a dozen other people — including Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) — are also being looked at as viable options, but it’s unclear how far along they are in the vetting process.
Sessions would, if anything, be a better choice than Newt. He can host the Republican Party’s very first Calhoun-Thurmond dinner.