Sunday, July 24, 2016
Hillary Clinton Taps Tim Kaine As VP Running Mate
While I liked Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) , Sen Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and HUD secretary Julian Castro as possible veep picks, the problem with the three senators favored by many people in liberal political circles is that had Sec. Clinton chosen then, they would have been replaced with picks by Republican governors in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Ohio and made our push to get a Democratic Senate a little harder.
Kaine has served as mayor of Richmond, VA, as Virginia's governor, and now as its junior senator. He speaks fluent Spanish because of his time as a missionary in Honduras.
So this pick made sense from that a political standpoint even if elements of the Green Tea Party wing hates it.
The Democratic running mates appeared together for the first time at an event in Miami yesterday. and here's the video of the rally
This 2016 election will be critically to the future of our country, and it looks as thought Sec. Clinton with the selection of Kaine, has made another wise decision that underscores how prepared she is to be POTUS.