Trump’s Choices


As we all sit, biting our nails, the anticipation growing over whom presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will pick as his vice presidential running mate, I figured I would tell you how I view the top four candidates, according to news sources, for the job as I look through the corn stalks.

Newt Gingrich – The former Georgia Senator, Speaker of House and presidential candidate would be the perfect choice for Chief of Staff and head up the West Wing. With his ability, talents and experience, Newt would be the right choice to get things done in Washington. The fact that he can disagree with Trump and say what he thinks is what a Chief of Staff does. Having unlimited access to the Oval Office and a President Trump’s ear would play right into Newt’s strengths.

Chris Christie – The Governor of New Jersey and former US Attorney should be a shoo-in as Attorney General in a Trump Administration. With his record while with the Department of Justice, the bombastic Christie would be the one to lead the charge into rooting out corruption in and out of government. He would be a strong ally for law enforcement and a friend of those feeling targeted by bad apples.

Jeff Sessions – The Senator from Alabama, a former US Attorney, serves a number of committees which make him a prime candidate to be the nation’s next Homeland Security Secretary. Sessions sits on committees overseeing the fight on terrorism, immigration and the environment to mention a few. Sessions, like Newt, flew into Indianapolis today for a sit-down with Trump.

Mike Pence – The Indiana Governor is in a testy fight to stay in office against this 2012 rival Democrat John Gregg. Pence was make a decision by noon Friday whether he will continue his re-election campaign or run for a federal office. This makes the decision critical for Trump to make by then. Pence would be a safe pick for Trump. With 20 years in the Congress, Pence knows the ins and outs of getting legislation through Capitol Hill. Pence, a social conservative with a strong fiscal conservative record, would appeal to some of those hold-outs who are still saying #NeverTrump. By process of elimination, this would mean that the Cornfield’s loss may be the nation’s gain being Vice President with a President Trump.

From the Cornfield, personally I am not a fan of Pence due to his social views and how those were born out in his first year in office when Indiana became a national scandal passing a religious freedom law that had to be amended.

But when looking through the lens of politics, Pence makes sense for Trump.

Of course when it comes to Donald Trump, when does making sense play into the equation?

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I am Mark Ivy, a born and bred Hoosier.
I am father to two wonderful sons, Dave and Kev, of whom I am very proud;
two terrific daughters-in-law, Anna and Hailey; three beautiful granddaughters, Dylan, Alaina and Amelia.

On May 9, 2017, my lung specialist hit me with the news I had maybe six months to live if the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the damage caused by the histoplasmosis described below, ran its normal course. I am now on hospice at home. Content and ready to cross over the river to the other side.

On September 2, 2014, I was diagnosed with disseminated histoplasmosis, a fungal infection, discovered by a biopsy of my larynx.
The infection is fatal if left untreated. For 2 1/2 years I lived under a death sentence being misdiagnosed
with a non-specific bacterial infection which left my right lung a “dried up sponge” and non-functioning.
I was aggressively treated for the infection with antifungals.
The treatment ended October of 2015 and fortunately did not take two years.

I suffer from chronic Horton’s Syndrome. The effects vary widely causing various problems.
Statistically, Horton’s affects only 0.1% of the population. Major depression also attacks me regularly.

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