Who might replace Trump?

NYCKY

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Of course Trump is irreplaceable in his own way and he has indicated that he will not drop out of the race.

Trump: 'Zero chance I'll quit' - POLITICO


Donald Trump is not going to drop out of the 2016 presidential race, he told the Wall Street Journal on Saturday.
The Republican nominee told the Journal there is "zero chance I'll quit" and that the support he is getting is "unbelievable."
However, with the party establishment, who were never really too warm to him, abandoning him in a stampede, a likely major reduction in fund raising and a drop in polling, would lead to almost certain defeat.

There is a long list of Republicans that have rescinded their endorsements and have called for him to be replaced. The list is likely to grow over the coming days, especially if there are further hot mic moments.

Which Republicans want to fire Trump? - POLITICO


It’s not really clear if he could be replaced and any attempt to do could open up legal challenges, from Trump himself, voters, or even the Democrats. There is also the logistical issues with ballots having already been printed and some early votes having been cast.

US election: Could Republicans still dump Donald Trump? - BBC News

As per the BBC article, the options are death, declination or otherwise.

Declination...
Mr Trump would voluntarily leave the race.

With "Rule 9" invoked, the RNC could then either reconvene the 2,472-delegate convention to vote again - a virtual impossibility at this stage - or the board of the RNC, with 160 members representing all states and territories, would select a replacement.

...or otherwise
The anti-Trumpers might take some comfort in the vagueness of the phrase.
Rule 9 has never actually been used before and so its boundaries have never been tested. The last time a candidate left the ticket late was in 1972. Democratic vice-presidential candidate Thomas Eagleton was forced off after his bouts of depression were made public.
It is a bit difficult to predict what might happen but if Trump were to step aside or be forced aside, who might replace him?

Mike Pence - The current VP nominee and Governor of Indiana. He appeals to social conservatives but his religious freedom bill last year that he was forced to amend, would alienate moderate voters.

Mitt Romney - The most recent nominee and someone who took a principle stance against Trump from the get go. He has two Presidential runs under his belt and will know what is involved.

Ted Cruz - The candidate who came in second in the primaries. Appeal is limited largely to social conservatives and he is not well liked by the party establishment.

John Kasich - Ohio Governor, that also never endorsed Trump and didn’t even appear at the convention when it was held in his home state. Polled well against Clinton but had limited appeal to the base of the party.

Who else might be called upon?
 


cricket

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Sarah Palin ?
Seriously, much too late for that now, voting already well underway.Expect a UKIP-like internal war within GOP when election is over.
 

redneck

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The election is only 1 month away. Mr Trump will be the candidate. Regarding the tape it was not nice at all but sounds a bit like something ex President Bill Clinton would have said.
 

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The election is only 1 month away. Mr Trump will be the candidate. Regarding the tape it was not nice at all but sounds a bit like something ex President Bill Clinton would have said.
.........or done!
 

statsman

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He's on the ballot and can't be removed. Running a second candidate would only fragment a vote that's already in tatters. The GOP failed to stop the loon and now they're stuck with him. Tough.
 

firefly123

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Too late. Gonna have to wait four more years.
 

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It's more likely Bill Clinton will replace him. :D

Grandpa Trump cannot be replaced, the GOP has left it too late, and imho it has just conceded defeat, having stopped production of its Victory goodies.

In the interim before 2020, it would be better for the GOP to change its rules about who should stand for POTUS as their candidate, for instance insisting there is some political experience at federal and/or state level either as an elected person or appointed to federal cabinet etc.

That way the GOP can prevent the 2016 debacle.

Candidates similar to Trump can stand as independents - and you know how successful they are.

You may have wishful thinking about a GOP candidate defeating HRC in 2016, NYCKY. As an HRC person I'd prefer that Don the Promiscuous stays the GOP candidate for the 31 days remaining before 8 November.
 

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What is Hillary "stand by your man" Clinton's opinion on all this?
 

Betson

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He is going nowhere , but they were talking today about a pssoble way if he did agree to step down as early voting has already begun and it is too late in some states to get anyone ewlse on the ballot.

And the only plausible scenario is that Trump's name is kept on the ballot but he agrees to stop campaigning and step aside should he actually win , i.e. when people cast a vote for Trump on the ballot they are really voting for his replacement(his VP).

But of course could anyone really trust Trump to keep his word if a crazy scenario like that actually worked out.
 

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Of course Trump is irreplaceable in his own way and he has indicated that he will not drop out of the race.

Trump: 'Zero chance I'll quit' - POLITICO




However, with the party establishment, who were never really too warm to him, abandoning him in a stampede, a likely major reduction in fund raising and a drop in polling, would lead to almost certain defeat.

There is a long list of Republicans that have rescinded their endorsements and have called for him to be replaced. The list is likely to grow over the coming days, especially if there are further hot mic moments.

Which Republicans want to fire Trump? - POLITICO


It’s not really clear if he could be replaced and any attempt to do could open up legal challenges, from Trump himself, voters, or even the Democrats. There is also the logistical issues with ballots having already been printed and some early votes having been cast.

US election: Could Republicans still dump Donald Trump? - BBC News

As per the BBC article, the options are death, declination or otherwise.






It is a bit difficult to predict what might happen but if Trump were to step aside or be forced aside, who might replace him?

Mike Pence - The current VP nominee and Governor of Indiana. He appeals to social conservatives but his religious freedom bill last year that he was forced to amend, would alienate moderate voters.

Mitt Romney - The most recent nominee and someone who took a principle stance against Trump from the get go. He has two Presidential runs under his belt and will know what is involved.

Ted Cruz - The candidate who came in second in the primaries. Appeal is limited largely to social conservatives and he is not well liked by the party establishment.

John Kasich - Ohio Governor, that also never endorsed Trump and didn’t even appear at the convention when it was held in his home state. Polled well against Clinton but had limited appeal to the base of the party.

Who else might be called upon?
I think Rand Paul, with enough TV coverage could woe a lot of the Bernie Sanders voters, however he was never popular with the core republicans. but they would still vote republican.
 

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ne0ica

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Can they dump him? From what I've read what the lawyers allegedly told the RNC Trump would have to agree to withdraw.
 

Socratus O' Pericles

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Will Hillary Clinton win 2020 race? Get on it now!!!!
 


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