Kaine pick is not enough
FROM: ED TAYLOR NORTH EAST
Why am I not surprised? U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, who on Friday became Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential pick, may not be the pick many American liberals would make. On Saturday, I expected Donald Trump to try driving a wedge on Twitter between the two sides of the Democratic Party. Kaine, a moderate Democratic senator from Virginia, has backed restrictions on abortion. If you notice when Clinton announced that she’d picked Kaine, Trump took to Twitter to poke at her selection of Kaine as her running mate and perhaps stoke a fire among Bernie Sand- ers supporters by tweeting that the pick meant Bernie fought for nothing.
It seems to me that both Clinton and Trump are pushing to attract Sanders supporters to their sides after the Vermont senator dropped his bid for the Democratic nomination. Sanders has encouraged his backers to shift their allegiance to Clinton, but many of them feel she is too conservative on many issues and has too many ties with Wall Street. This is the best that the Democrats have to offer to lead our country?
So Kaine, who has served on both the Armed Services and Foreign Relations committee, could help Clinton fight back against Trump’s claims of being the “law and order” candidate. In my opinion, it’s not enough.
When Hillary loses, what does that tell us about Tim Kaine? I can’t help feeling that Tim Kaine has chosen the wrong employer in his career and some day soon it will bite him.