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A curveball in Trumpís Veep search: Heís seriously considering a retired general
The Washington Post ^ | July 9, 2016 | Robert Costa

Posted on 07/09/2016 11:04:55 AM PDT by conservative98

Edited on 07/09/2016 11:52:16 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Flynn, 57, a registered Democrat but fierce critic of President Obama, previously ran the Defense Intelligence Agency.

The persons, who spoke with The Washington Post on Saturday, requested anonymity to discuss their private conversations in recent days with Trumpís confidants and campaign aides.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016veep; flynn; fredzarguna; generals; michaeltflynn; mikeflynn; trump; trumpflynn; usarmy; veepstakes; vp; vpshortlist
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1 posted on 07/09/2016 11:04:55 AM PDT by conservative98
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To: conservative98

I like it! Great idea! :)


2 posted on 07/09/2016 11:07:40 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (God bless the United States of America)
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To: proud American in Canada

One person encouraging Trump to perhaps choose a general is Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), who has become a force inside of the campaign. He shares Trump’s view that while unorthodox, a general could excite voters from both parties who want to see wholesale change in domestic politics and an aggressive approach to combating terrorism.


3 posted on 07/09/2016 11:08:03 AM PDT by conservative98
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Why is the General a Democrat?
Usually those are political Generals not serious Generals.


4 posted on 07/09/2016 11:08:15 AM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: conservative98

I highly endorse Rrumps thinking on Mike Flynn!! He would be a fantastic choice


5 posted on 07/09/2016 11:08:47 AM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: Alas Babylon!; American_Centurion; An.American.Expatriate; arthurus; ASA.Ranger; ASA Vet; Ax; ...
MI/SOCOM ping. Any of you know this guy?
6 posted on 07/09/2016 11:08:49 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Jus Soli + Jus Sanguinis = NBC)
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To: conservative98
Yep, a registered dem will really show those conservatives.

I am so sick of republicans being this stupid election after election.

7 posted on 07/09/2016 11:09:02 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: conservative98

I like that he’s going with his gut instincts once again...


8 posted on 07/09/2016 11:09:08 AM PDT by ransacked
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To: conservative98

Trump is the only person who can prevent a Pres. Clinton, so I’ll vote for him if he picks Wesley Clark.
But I don’t have to like it!


9 posted on 07/09/2016 11:10:01 AM PDT by Buttons12 ( It Can't Happen Here -- Sinclair Lewis.)
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Flynn, a Rhode Island native whose book “Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies,” comes out July 12, has shown a willingness to be an attack dog, a role often played by vice-presidential candidates.

“If it were me, I would have been out the door and probably in jail,” Flynn told CNN in February when asked about presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s email practices while secretary of state. He called on her to drop out of the race.

Flynn did not leave the Obama administration on warm terms. In 2014, he was effectively forced out of the Defense Intelligence Agency as part of a leadership shake-up after clashing with officials over his management style and vision for the agency.


10 posted on 07/09/2016 11:10:30 AM PDT by conservative98
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Flynn, 57, a registered Democrat but fierce critic of President Obama

A registered Democrat. Need more information about Flynn's record where he's criticized Obama, his positions on Iraq, Afghanistan, ISIS, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Islamic Terrorism and how to deal with it.

Agree that Trump needs to project strength on National Security Issues.

11 posted on 07/09/2016 11:10:41 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: conservative98

What an odd headline: “He’s seriously considering a retired general”

You can almost hear the WaPo writers gasping and lisping.


12 posted on 07/09/2016 11:11:13 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: conservative98

A little birdie told me it will be Flynn for vp and Christie for ag.


13 posted on 07/09/2016 11:11:20 AM PDT by bankwalker (Does a fish know that it's wet?)
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To: conservative98

14 posted on 07/09/2016 11:12:45 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (Still a Cruz Fan but voting for Trump)
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To: conservative98

Registered democrat? ... absolutely NFW.


15 posted on 07/09/2016 11:13:20 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Lady Heron

TRUMP is not a “Republican”, at least not in the current definition. All the more reason he has my vote!


16 posted on 07/09/2016 11:13:34 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: usconservative

Reagan was once a Registered Democrat. Things change.


17 posted on 07/09/2016 11:14:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: proud American in Canada

Yeah, it worked so well with Admiral Stockdale.

At least Stockdale had been a Republican.

Yikes!


18 posted on 07/09/2016 11:15:11 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: usconservative

Bookmark


19 posted on 07/09/2016 11:15:25 AM PDT by publius911 (IMPEACH HIM NOW evil, stupid, insane ignorant or just clueless, doesn't matter!)
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To: proud American in Canada
I wrote an email to the Trump campaign advocating for General Flynn. I don't know how else you turn the country around unless it's with the skills that General Flynn possesses. We need someone who respects life and dedication and knows how to organize people and gain their admiration.

Fingers crossed.

20 posted on 07/09/2016 11:16:41 AM PDT by grania
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