The 2016 Veepstakes | WYPR

The 2016 Veepstakes

Jul 7, 2016

Ahead of the Democratic and Republican conventions later this month, where presumptive nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are expected to announce their running mates, we discuss the pros and cons of rumored vice-presidential picks. Will Clinton make history by choosing a female or Latino running mate? Can Trump select an experienced politician without compromising his anti-establishment platform? Does it matter what part of the country a running mate hails from? Political scientists Melissa Deckman and Todd Eberly join us as we discuss the candidate’s V.P. shortlists, the importance of grassroots support, and how the unpopularity of both major party candidates may impact turnout this November.