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Free-Wheeling Hypothetical: President Pelosi ... how would that work?

Admittedly highly unlikely ... but also becoming less inconceivable by the day. She is 2nd in line after Pence.

So, let's just say, 3-5 months from now, They swear in Pelosi as the next POTUS. What does that do to both Repub and Dem Primaries? What does it mean for the next election? Does the US keep itself together long enough to have an election?

Heck, while I'm asking, what about a President Pence in 3-5 months. That's at least an order of magnitude less unlikely. How would that play out?

PS: Somebody recently started a 'what do you daydream about' thread ... so, you-know ... this.

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  1. Omnicrola
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    I honestly don't know enough about Pence to theorize. Any action he's taken has been overshadowed by Trump the way a wheat stalk is overshadowed by an aircraft carrier. I know he's super...

    I honestly don't know enough about Pence to theorize. Any action he's taken has been overshadowed by Trump the way a wheat stalk is overshadowed by an aircraft carrier. I know he's super conservative, but as to how he'd match up against any of the democratic front runners, I dunno.

    President Pelosi is an interesting thought experiment. In one scenario, Pence is implicated in the impeachment, and by some miracle the House Republicans actually vote to remove both him and Trump. If they do they would of course know Pelosi would be president however temporarily. So assuming they did it, it would mean that something happened during impeachment that was so horrifying that Pelosi was not only preferable, but that they could sell it to Trump's base (or at least think they can).

    Alternatively, both Trump and Pence flee the country before being impeached. This essentially turns Trump into a living martyr. Then Pelosi becomes president, and the Republican base loses its collective shit.

    Third option, some trick of the rules or the law allows the Democrats to remove Trump and Pence from office.

    In any event, no matter how Trump leaves office, he'll bitch about it for years, it as long as stupid reporters keeping putting cameras and microphones in front of him. The only way that narcissist actually goes away is if he's starved of his primary food: attention.

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