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It's a great pick. He's a solid guy, someone that's a good thinker. Since he's been in the Senate, he's added a lot of foreign policy experience. He's consistent with what most Arkansans are comfortable with. He's decisive, deliberate and he's smart.The Progressive Change Campaign Committee, an advocacy group that did not endorse in the primary but describes itself as representing the "Elizabeth Warren wing of American politics, slammed the pick because of Kaine's support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal:
As we saw in Donald Trump’s speech last night, Republicans will run hard against Democrats on trade this year. Unfortunately, since Tim Kaine voted to fast track the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Republicans now have a new opening to attack Democrats on this economic populist issue.Since Clinton, the one at the top of the ticket, has already flip-flopped to oppose TPP, it's hard for me to see what difference the Kaine pick really makes on this front. But politics is partly about symbolism and signalling, of course, and some in the Democratic base who remain leery of Clinton were hoping for a fig leaf for the left in the Veep pick rather than an avatar of Clintonism. Again, color me skeptical that this makes much difference (my own view is that you want your lefty champions in the legislature, not as symbolic figureheads on the political ticket, but your mileage may vary).
Kaine has traditional credentials, having served as Virginia’s governor before joining the U.S. Senate. He’s young enough, at 58, that he could run for president himself in 2020 or 2024. He’s not especially liberal, but he’s no Blue Dog Democrat, either. He’s a white guy, although he speaks good Spanish. If Mike Pence is a “generic Republican,” then Kaine is a “generic Democrat.”Silver estimates that Kaine improves Clinton's outlook incrementally because there is a small chance that Virginia could be a difference-maker: "elections are won on the margins, and Clinton would be marginally better off with Kaine’s help in Virginia than without it."
The difference is that Kaine comes from a swing state, whereas Donald Trump would likely lose Pence’s home state, Indiana, only in a national landslide.
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Norma, Kelly Anne's ensemble was a bit lacking. I would suggest a majorette baton.
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