Presidential Candidates will often choose an running mate who will act as an attack dog on their behalf as the election nears.
That way they can stay on message and play like they are above the fray while the attack dog goes after their opponent in the most vicious way possible.
There are two Vice Presidential hopefuls who have stepped forward to serve as attack dogs in the upcoming weeks.
Except… neither of them has any hope of becoming Vice President!
They both think that being attack dogs will improve their chances of being named Veep.
However, neither is under serious consideration because they wouldn’t balance the ticket.
They’ll get thrown some sort of bone down the line for their efforts.
It just won’t be the job they want.