Marjorie Taylor Greene Obviously Is Going to Be Trump’s Running Mate, Right?
This week, Marjorie Taylor Greene made her move. In the wake of a deeply disturbing New York Times story about how new Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy has forged an “iconclad” bond with lunatic Jewish-space-lasers-Hillary-eats-babies Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, the inevitable stories leaked out: Greene wants to be Trump’s Vice President:
“She sees herself on the short list for Trump’s VP. Paraphrasing Cokie Roberts, when MTG looks in the mirror she sees a potential president smiling back,” [Steve Bannon] said in an interview, referring to Roberts, the late political reporter who worked for NPR, ABC News and other outlets.
A second source who has advised Greene said her “whole vision is to be vice president.” The source, who has ties to Trump and spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe private conversations, said he also believes Greene would be on Trump’s short list.
This is obviously a terrifying prospect for Republicans, Democrats and, frankly, of all humanity. It’s so terrifying, in fact, that the temptation is to mock the very notion of it, to imagine Greene staring in a mirror, Dirk Diggler-style, and telling herself that she’s a great big shining star. That person? As a President? I feel comfortable saying that if someone like Marjorie Taylor Greene can become President, it’s probably time to close the book on the whole American experiment thing. We had a good run.
The thing is, though: If you were to make a list of the 20 people most likely to be President of the United States in the over the next decade … I’m pretty sure Greene would be on it. I might be too conservative, even: It could be the next 10.
I do not think that Marjorie Taylor Greene could win a general election for President. I don’t think she could win a primary. I’m not sure she could win a state. (She sure wouldn’t win her home state of Georgia.) But I don’t think that matters. Because it’s increasingly obvious that Trump is absolutely going to pick her to be his running mate.
There is, incredibly, no one better positioned. In his must-read weekly The Surge newsletter this week, Slate writer Jim Newell, clearly…