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Ivanka Trump won’t be VP…but a cabinet post? Yep, that could happen

Ivanka Trump won’t be VP…but a cabinet post? Yep, that could happen

Jake Novak | CNBC

Tennessee Senator and now-former Donald Trump Vice Presidential finalist Bob Corker made a bit of news on Wednesday when he withdrew his name from consideration and said that Trump's best choice for a running mate just might be his daughter, Ivanka.

Was Corker half-kidding? You'd have to ask Corker, but even he did add that choosing Ivanka "wouldn't pass muster." Corker is right that Trump really can't pick Ivanka as a running mate for vice president. But for all intents and purposes, she has been acting as a virtual partner on the campaign trail and it would benefit Trump immensely to increase her role and visibility even more. And it's not just because Ivanka is well-spoken and physically attractive. To understand why she is so crucial to the Trump campaign, it's important to first understand the role family members have always played in presidential campaigns.

The biggest reason the voters are usually subjected to endless pictures, videos, and stories about the candidates' wives and children is because they almost always help to humanize the candidate. Politicians are like movie stars, despite all their protestations to the contrary they really aren't "just like us." They operate under a different set of goals, a different set priorities, and as we found out this week as the Hillary Clinton email scandal investigation wrapped up, they pretty much have a different set of rules.

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