Presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton finally made her choice for her vice presidential running mate, and she tapped Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) to be that person.
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.
‘”Sen. Tim Kaine is everything that Donald Trump and Mike Pence is not,” said Clinton. “He is qualified to step into this job and lead on Day 1. And he is a progressive who likes to get things done.”
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.