There are those who would, despite their best intuition and their previous statements, embrace the political whirlwind that is Donald Trump, taking the sweaty hand of the devil and following him down the stairs into a gilded hell.
Chris Christie and Ben Carson, two men whose presidential dreams were shattered by the unprecedented rise of a man whose biggest dream is to oust an entire religion from the country, would jump at this chance, according to The New York Times. The two men, along with Gov. Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, told the paper Saturday that they’d be willing to be the Republican presidential frontrunner’s running mate if he wins the nomination.
Other Republicans, reports the Times, would rather have a spike through the eyeball than do such a thing. Their responses to the very idea of it are straight out of an ‘SNL’ skit:
“Never,” said Chris Schrimpf, a spokesman for Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, who is still running against Mr. Trump. “No chance.”
“Hahahahahahahahaha,” wrote Sally Bradshaw, a senior adviser to Jeb Bush, when asked if he would consider it.
“Scott Walker has a visceral negative reaction to Trump’s character,” said Ed Goeas, a longtime adviser to the Wisconsin governor.
Or, as Senator Lindsey Graham put it, “That’s like buying a ticket on the Titanic.”
It’s all fun and games until we wake up one day to a Trump-Christie White House.