Vice President John Nance Garner once famously referred to his office as “not worth a bucket of warm piss”. And really, it seems like kind of a boring job. The VP’s only constitutional responsibilities seem to be staying alive and breaking a tie in the Senate.
Now, obviously, I’m sure the VP does a great deal more than that. And the perks are nice. Plus, if you’re on the winning ticket twice in a row, you’re the presumptive nominee for president.
But let’s take a purely hypothetical scenario.
What if no one stepped up to the plate to be the VP nominee (VPN) of one of the major parties? And what if that presidential nominee ended up winning anyway?