The absolutely most basic idea? Maybe, but a VASIMR engine capable of planetary takeoff or landing is not a VASIMR engine.
VASIMR engines are a type of thermal rocket -- they work by heating gas and expanding it out of a nozzle (much like chemical and nuclear thermal engines, but NOT like gridded ion thrusters). Diffuse gas is ionized into plasma and contained in a magnetic field, heated by radio frequency energy to a very high temperature, and then allowed to expand out of a magnetic nozzle. This requires a large amount of power, but it allows a pretty good ISP, a better thrust than gridded ion thrusters, and the ability to adjust the ISP by adjusting the temperature the plasma is heated to (and therefore the energy required per unit thrust).
There are two problems:
As mentioned by the other answer, you need a LOT of energy to produce significant thrust with any electrical thruster whatsoever -- you'd better have a panpoly of incredibly lightweight, efficient, high-power nuclear reactors.
The principles by which the VASIMR engine work are pretty dependent on the plasma being pretty diffuse -- i.e. the sort of thing that works in vacuum or near-vacuum, but not in an atmosphere. Also, it means that you just don't get very much thrust per engine even if you have plenty of power, and therefore the engine weighs more than it can lift (even before you get the nuclear reactor aboard!)
All is not lost. There is a lower-level form of electric rocket that uses a somewhat similar principle to the VASIMR engine, but rather than pre-ionizing plasma and containing it in magnetic fields This is the Arcjet, which is basically built like an ordinary chemical rocket, but instead of a combustion chamber it has a chamber where an electric arc (like that produced by an arc welder) heats gaseous propellant at high pressure, which then is expanded out of a normal bell nozzle. Arcjets can produce higher thrust, but you still will need an exceptionally powerful reactor to hover or take off with them.