Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tim Kaine: Not Just Another Pretty Face

Kaine and Mrs. Clinton
A thoughtful piece in the NYTimes today (here) gives a strong indication that Democratic presidential nominee (presumably) Hillary Clinton selected Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate for reasons other than the bump he could give her at the polls in November.

"Mr. Kaine," writes Patrick Healy, "is considered a self-effacing workhorse who shuns the spotlight and prefers digging into domestic policy and national security rather than showboating on Sunday news programs. Mrs. Clinton sees herself in much the same way. Unlike some of his rivals for the ticket, he is widely viewed by colleagues as fully capable of being president — Mrs. Clinton’s top criterion for a running mate.

"Mrs. Clinton also wants a vice president who acts as a sounding board for her, as Mr. Biden did for Mr. Obama and Al Gore for her husband, and can handle any task, domestic or foreign. ..."

First up will be defeating Trump VP Mike Pence, another senator, but one without Kaine's extensive background in international affairs and one as wildly radical on the conservative side as Ted Cruz.

Here is where Kaine and Clinton stand on the issues.

(Photo: www.thegatewaypundit.com.)

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