Hugh Hewitt thinks Trump should choose Tom Cotton was a running mate

 February 19, 2024

Constitutional attorney, radio host and political commentator Hugh Hewitt made the argument that former President Donald Trump should choose Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) as his running mate, according to Fox News.

"There isn’t a harder-nosed elected official in the U.S. than Tom Cotton not named Trump, said Hewitt.

"That 'hardness' may come from patrolling in Baghdad as a platoon leader of the 101st Airborne in Iraq during "the Surge," deploying to Afghanistan as well, serving in "the Old Guard," as well as making it though Ranger School and  proudly wearing the Ranger Tab when in uniform, or his upbringing on a working farm.

"Cotton is the epitome of Hard America," he went on. "Which is why I hope Trump picks him as the running mate for 2024: Cotton is a realist who relentlessly stays on message and avoid mistakes and takes it right at his political opponents —the keys to a successful V.P. candidate.As 2024 election polls place Trump far ahead of his Republican primary opponents, some voters are left wondering who his running mate will be.

Americans' Choice

According to The Washington Examiner, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is in the lead, among voters, with Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy trailing at a distance.

“It wasn’t very close,” said the latest I&I/TIPP’s national online poll.

The analysis stated that Republicans consistently responded with DeSantis when asked Donald Trump's potential running mate in two distinct ways.

DeSantis was the frontrunner when their first and second choices for vice president were questioned.

“So which vice presidential candidate would have the most electoral clout? To determine this, I&I/TIPP then added up the individual scores for each question to see who was named by the most potential voters,” the outfit said Monday.

“DeSantis received 34% of the total votes cast on both questions, compared to 24% for Haley, 21% for Ramaswamy, 19% for [Sen. Tim] Scott, 17% for [Ben] Carson, 12% for TV personality and commentator Tucker Carlson and 10% for South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem,” it added.

The Falling Sway

After it appeared he was not gaining sufficient support or momentum to defeat Trump in the early phases of the primaries, DeSantis withdrew from the race a few weeks ago.

Even Ramaswamy left early and as it stands currently. Trump is ahead of Haley by double digits, but she is the only one who remained among those challenge his nomination.

Before the Republican National Convention in the summer, Trump has hinted that he would choose his running partner and his vice presidential nominee is widely believed to be either a woman or someone of color.

According to those in the know, the front-runners are DeSantis, Scott, Noem, and Carlson. Trump is also considering Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R-AR), and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA).

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