“I’ve been a Republican all my life, I’m going to support the nominee. I predict that most people in my position, or people that have been in the Republican Party in a long time, will rally around the nominee.” – Dan Quayle
Former Vice President Dan Quayle made an interesting appearance on NBC’s the Today Show on Thursday in an effort to assuage GOP fears about a Donald Trump presidency. The conversation revolved about the astounding nomination of the businessman outsider and Quayle’s feeling that the Party would indeed soon be rallying around the candidate in an effort to block Hillary Clinton from the White House.
“The party is going to have to unify around someone they did not expect to be the nominee … I fully expect that Paul Ryan will support Donald Trump publicly.”
While Trump is quite obviously not the kind of candidate that Quayle would traditionally be enthusiastic about, he did argue that he was comfortable enough to happily support Trump in the coming months. However, Quayle also added that he hoped Mr. Trump would soon be shifting his rhetoric and adopting a more “presidential” demeanor with his campaign.
“He’s a winner. He’s unusual. He’s obviously very different, he’s not going to play by the rules. It’s a different situation, but I think that he can win… It’s a different campaign once you’re the nominee.”
When asked by the show’s hosts if he had a preference of choice about who Mr. Trump would choose as his running mate, the former Vice President said that he’d like to see Trump name Senator [score]Rob Portman[/score] (R-OH) as his choice for VP.
“He’d be a great choice. Man of stature, substance. You pick him, you’d say, ‘That’s the way he’s going to govern.’ Rob Portman.”
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