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President Trump, Senate, VP discussed on The West Wing Weekly

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GonNa say you think I'm told don't worry me about that. I feel great. I'm telling seventy is the new sixty vinegar to run and win. He would be seventy four and to be fair that would be the oldest president ever inaugurated at this time. Trump was seventy in inauguration But Bernie Sanders. If he were to win he would be seventy. Nine at inauguration. Joe Biden would be seventy eight and Elizabeth. Warren would also be the oldest president operated at seventy one. I'm assuming that people who listen to this. podcast probably saw or read or heard her great answer. In the December two thousand nineteen debate about this would be the oldest the president ever inaugurated. I'd like you to weigh in as well. I also be the youngest one ever inaugural good answer. She had that one ready. She had that one ready. But I feel like it's a zinger that west wing fans would appreciate regardless of their own political inclinations. Something interesting I think in this episode. You know if you remember in Election Day Party A to Bob and Sheila are telling Vinik that he can challenge the election results in a court battle potentially And he says no no no no. I don't WanNa do that so I'll either be a winner or loser but I won't be a sore loser and it feels like that has kind of flipped here because I don't know maybe his age is just the answer and I'm bridge being conditioned by current circumstances to kind of write that off other than his age. I don't know that there isn't a great reason for him not to seek the nomination again and they all seem convinced that he's wrong but it doesn't feel crazy in any case. Sheila eventually gives him this idea that you can enter for the history books. As maybe the last honorable Senator and a great secretary of state or you can be the guy who just didn't know what to quit even though just weeks or a few weeks ago. A week ago I hadn't however long ago while he was awfully close she was telling him fight for it. Yeah I was surprised by that. Do you think that he clearly should not run again. Well I feel like this episode is so effective at while. He does eventually get energized. Even though he's the only one with who just what's in his head about the possibility of running again. There's something about what's presented to us. Feels like somebody who's done. Yeah it felt palpably like what they showed us was a guy who's really run his last race. I don't know I'm trying to think of it. On the on the merits of all he brings up Atalaya Stevenson. Bright who is the Democratic Party's nominee twice and Sheila points out that he lost both times in fact he lost by a lot. Vic could appointed to Thomas Dewey who was was. The Republican Party's nominee twice in a row. He lost to FDR but he did have forty five percent of the popular vote. FDR still won by a pretty large margin but it was the closest assist election that FDR ever had and so with forty five percent of the popular vote against eighty nine normally popular president going for his fourth term. It it made sense to me that Thomas Dewey might go again you know he he would run and then losing to Truman but still it doesn't seem like it was such a close election. Election had the novelty headline framed in his office to show for it. You know maybe there was maybe someone print today a Vinik beat centre-right uh-huh newspaper but I don't know I. I'm open to arguments. That vinick should run again even though it messes with this up so well I like also that Vick himself is so confident or so believes in the viability of the idea that he thinks Santa's is reaching out to him in in order to neutralize him as a future opponent. Yeah yeah when he's thinking about who else might be a potential nominee. He says. Tell me who the front runner for the Republican nomination. It's going to be one of the seven dwarfs that I just beat that it was funny because he's he's invoking a term that we have seen. Amy Gardner had come up with to describe the Democratic primary candidates fields pathetic. Not One of them can take the Republicans in the fall. Aw I called him the seven dwarves for a reason so that was a funny callback that you applied to the other party just. Dwi altogether funny callback straight jam. Hoping this still will be mentioned of domer- before we get to the finale but the chances are dwindling the oh one of the things I wanted to mention was about this idea that the president and the first lady aren't there again great plots setup for Helen Story but the reason why they aren't there is because they're going to g eight meeting to discuss the situation in context on on one thing that I thought was funny as Russia's part of the G eight and so you've got the three three major players in Kazakhstan or you know you've got China Russia and then the US sort of standing in between the two of them and they're gonNa have this forum with the G.. Eight where Russian the. US Are there but sorry China. They're not invited. This seems like a potentially inflammatory situation to be like. We're going to discuss this thing. But one of the three major players is not invited. He was just something I was thinking about. Now is your point. They could have been going to Brussels on vacation to enjoyed sprouts. Meanwhile back can the Santos Transition Office he announces to his staff very casually that his. Vp Choice is Baker. Yes here's a weird way of sharing information shen with those random if we could lead a couple of other cabinet names that might pull some the press heat off VP selection. I've decided on the do you have Nancy. McNally's always Financial disclosure statement. Who has your choice for vice president? Oh yeah really does. Baker who is of course played by Ed. O'Neill right not seen in this episode and Amy can see looks displeased right well. This is a huge decision. The thing that essentially actually all other cabinet posts and appointments are waiting on. It says a weird. It's weird the way he just casually shares the information and they don't even know that he's arrived at exist position yet until he just Kinda tosses it. Yeah the whole thing is a little weird amy. As we know was backing another horse. She was backing Carol Galaxy as we saw in requiem because she thought this was an incredible opportunity to nominate a woman and show that a woman could serve at. It's such a high level and we talked about that a little of that episode. But I I didn't realize this until this time around looking at this stuff she was the congresswoman from Florida and she she ran for governor and she lost which means that she was defeated by rob. Richie Oh wow. You're good doesn't just. Isn't that NEAT little title. But so now they have this problem with Baker as the potential VP. It's going to be problematic. If they go the Senate route because The Republicans are going to be hesitant hesitant about Approving him because he'll be such a formidable presidential candidate. Dan Mullen likely exactly. Yeah which is a scenario that we've kind of seen before because it's how we ended up with Bob Russell as vice president because in that moment the Republican leadership basically forced the Bartlett Administration Administration to pick a week. Vp choice a situation that was caused by the exit of John. Heinz Played by Tim. Matheson who directed this episode UH The circle of life but yeah bakers too strong co candidate and so what are they gonNA do. But Santos doesn't want to take the politically expedient way out in his desire to send it to the Senate. Yeah yes he wants to do. The right thing in a frustratingly West Wing Yin manner if he has to take over the presidency then people should know how he got there if he goes to a congressional confirmation hearings of the House the Senate. The works works then the country will know everything about him before he takes the oath of office and it's fair position and later it's the exact same thing that vinick says that you cannot let these two eight hundred seventy two electoral college voters decide who this person is and essentially deprive the voters of having any kind of say even by proxy through their representatives. But what do you think Lewis says that people care about the vice president. They're voting for the top of the ticket. Oh well that is certainly the case but I think the point right. That's then made that you know. The classic heartbeat away from the presidency is a valid concern that does resonate with people. Yeah and I think it. AH legitimate concern. And while they're thinking about that they're trying to figure out how we're going to do this. How do we pressure the Senate Republicans to actually really confirm this person? Meanwhile they've got three of the four big cabinet positions set. They're still missing secretary of state. And and Barry Goodwin says. Hey It'd be great if we could announce all of them altogether and they're having this thought in the same conversation of how pressure the Senate Republicans and you know. They might as well put put a lightbulb over. Santos had in that moment. Because he's like I need to talk to Arnold Vinick CINTOS doesn't want Nancy McNally to be secretary of state right and and I love that. There's a little bit of tension about that later between amy and CJ. He's having trouble picking a secretary he's still staring at the shortlist Ansi McNally. I have no idea I'm just the Messenger. She's on the shortlist. Good I like that. CJ's looking out for Nancy McNally and I also like the despite that like she's not going to get it you know that we know she's not by the end of this that she's not going to get it she's going to be UN ambassador instead if she accepts did. I wasn't sure if she would the ambassador reports to the Secretary of state. Yeah I was mulling over that too with the kind of move that is yeah for her versus versus a national security advisor who reports directly to the president Like put it seemed like a demotion that I don't know I wondered is that a lateral move is that going hiring is a step backwards. Yeah or is that just sort of different arena. That might be appealing to somebody like Nancy. McNally yeah maybe she would like it but what's really interesting too about the two. Is that the. UN Ambassador is the post that President Bartlett offered to Arnold Vinik Vinik. Yep Back in another Lawrence Oren so donald episode in the room which he turns down in season six because he announces then he's running for president and that's when Liam says we've got no one can beat him This is funny that now Nancy Z...