For John, BLUF: No matter who is picked, there are folks who will complain. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is another example of the Reporters (Patrick Healy and Ashley Parker) burying the lede. The Dateline is 30 April.
Here is the lede:
It’s a time-honored tradition for politicians to deny any interest in the vice presidency. But this year, with the possibility of Donald J. Trump as the Republican nominee, they really mean it.But, down story we have this:
Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker, as well as Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama and the retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, said in interviews that they would consider joining the ticket if Mr. Trump offered. Two governors, Chris Christie of New Jersey and Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, have also told allies that they were open to being Mr. Trump’s running mate.Although I understand that both Governor Jerry Brown♠ and Governor Andrew Cuomo have said no to being Trump's Veep.
“If a potential president says I need you, it would be very hard for a patriotic citizen to say no,” Mr. Gingrich said. “People can criticize a nominee, but ultimately there are very few examples of people turning down the vice presidency.”You remember Mr Gingrich, don't you?
Regards — Cliff
♠ I originally typed Pat Brown, but then I thought Pat was an excellent governor of California.