So the Donald is neck and neck with Hillary. Hillary cannot shake off Bernie. Donald needs something to shake off Hillary. Consider this: Pick Sanders as the VP. It ties up the angry vote which is rebelling against establishments left and right. Many Sanders supporters like the Trump message.
Trump has been opportunistic. Sanders is not disliked by the NRA. Both claim to want to bash Wall Street. Sanders is independent. Trump can ignore his VP if he gets in but it gets him the White House.
In a war you need to get strategic advantage. This would create a new dynamic which none of the existing strategists has even considered.
Beats an independent ticket.
George Gutowski writes from a caveat emptor perspective.