Let the Speculation Begin: Who's Trump's VP? Maybe Nikki Haley or Sarah Palin? By Newser Editors, Newser Staff Posted Feb 24, 2016 1:23 PM CST 105 comments Comments Donald Trump speaks at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va., Feb. 24. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (Newser) – The phrase "presumptive nominee" is starting to emerge as a descriptor for Donald Trump, which has all kinds of story lines percolating: It's time to begin pondering names for a Trump VP candidate, writes Chris Cillizza at the Washington Post. Cillizza's early short list includes Nikki Haley, Rick Scott, Carly Fiorina, and, yes, Sarah Palin. A blogger at the Daily Beast makes the case that delegate math points clearly to Trump as the inevitable winner. But a stats pioneer at Sabermetrics says otherwise: "I don’t think that Trump can win, frankly, because I don’t think there are enough morons to elect him." Maybe the only way to stop Trump now is a Rubio-Cruz ticket, suggests Jonah Goldberg at Real Clear Politics. The Upshot blog uses game theory to explain why John Kasich is hanging around. Formally, it might be called the "anti-coordination game," but it really boils down to a game of chicken. Academic Noam Chomsky attributes the rise of Trump to a "breakdown of society" and "fear." His interview is at AlterNet. One key factor to keep in mind about Super Tuesday: None of the 11 states in play are winner-take-all, meaning Rubio and Cruz will be able to collect delegates if they fail to win outright. The Wall Street Journal has a more detailed look.