America Meets the Bland, Forgettable Tim Kaine
Ever since the 1992 convention featured the 17-minute “The Man from Hope,” there’s been this desire to make a mini-biopic for every major presidential and vice presidential nominee. Tim Kaine’s introductory video was short; that may reflect deft editing …
Is Tim Kaine a ‘Devout Catholic’?
This past Sunday morning, Hillary Clinton’s newly minted running mate Tim Kaine attended Mass at his home parish in Richmond, Va., seeking prayers from the community for his election bid. According to reports, he was asked to sing in …
I’ve never paid much attention to Tim Kaine (and, really, why would I?). So I was surprised by his conversational deftness as a communicator. It’s rare for a career politician to seem so normal. He has the affect of an …
We may know more in a few hours, as it’s expected that Hillary Clinton will choose her running mate as early as today, but at this writing it looks like the choice will be Virginia Senator (and former Governor) Tim …
If our president keeps flouting the Separation of P’s,
just what should a good D say?
Say little, say nothing, or cheerfully reply,
Jonathan Chait writes a piece titled “Obama’s Immigration Plan Should Scare Liberals, Too.” He …
Did the Post Forget Who Was Virginia’s Governor in 2008?
The University of Virginia’s governing board of visitors suddenly dismissed university president Teresa Sullivan, a move that has generated a lot of confusion and anger on the campus. Sullivan had been in the position only two years, and it …
The NRSC Has a Feeling About Tim Kaine’s Feeling
Is Barack Obama a liability in Virginia, the swing state he’s traveling through today? The National Republican Senatorial Committee certainly thinks so, in this ad unveiled this morning:
Tim Kaine will have a tougher time separating himself from Obama …
Tim Kaine, Quickly Echoing Obama on NLRB
For weeks, the campaign of Republican Senate candidate George Allen has been trying to get their potential general-election opponent, former DNC Chair and Gov. Tim Kaine, to address the National Labor Relations Board decision barring Boeing from moving operations to …
Tim Kaine, Aiming for the Senate in 2012
As noted in the Corner, Tim Kaine is in.
Peter Hamby of CNN notices that the words “DNC” and “Obama” do not appear in the announcement video.
Pat Mullins, the chairman of the Republican party of Virginia, welcomes Kaine to …
NRSC Says Tim Kaine Is a Leader, Sort Of
The National Republican Senatorial Committee prepares the ground for a Tim Kaine senatorial bid, with a pretty funny web ad:
The expectation has been that Kaine would run since Webb announced his retirement last month. And yet, Kaine is, at …
Recalling Tim Kaine’s ‘Trade Critics Have a Loser’s Mentality’
This morning’s press conference for the Delegates for Bernie didn’t give much clue whether Tim Kaine will face boos, walkouts, folded arms or some other form of protest tonight. But it’s safe to say that if Debbie …
The Tim Kaine Pick Was Conventional, but in 2016 Conventional Isn’t Safe
Over the weekend, lots of folks declared that Tim Kaine was a “safe” pick for vice president. He’s conventional, he’s comfortable, and despite his progressive voting record, he’s got a reputation as a bit of a centrist. Here we have …
Sometime during the first Obama term, I met an experienced Washington insider and had a question for him. “I can’t understand why Obama chose Biden as veep in ’08. What does Biden bring, really, except baggage?”
The insider said, “They …
“Post-Constitution Day” for Tim Kaine and the Senate Democrats
If September 17th was Constitution Day, then the 18th must have been Post-Constitution Day, right?
Generally I’ve critical of conservative thinkers, such as Mark Levin, when they say we now live in a post-Constitutional order. I just don’t …
Virginia’s Long Tradition of Expensive Gifts to Governors
It’s bothersome when an elected official accepts an expensive gift from a donor or person who has business before the state or federal government; even when there’s no explicit quid pro quo, there’s the nagging sense that …
Debt Increases Nearly $49K Per Second Under Obama
In the middle of verifying a Tim Kaine accusation against George Allen in the Virginia Senate race, PolitiFact offers a jaw dropping figure that any critic of Obama would find useful:
So, the real period of influence Allen had on …
A Tale of Two Governors, Two States, and Two Parties
This morning the Republican Governors Association is chuckling over the newest sharp contrast between their chairman and the chairman of the Democratic Governors Association (and governor of a neighboring state).
Just days after Virginia governor Bob McDonnell announced a $544 million …
Poll: Obama’s Approval Rating in Virginia Now 34%
I’ll admit, I figured that most polling, examining a potential Virginia Senate race matchup between the GOP’s former governor and Sen. George Allen and Democrats’ former Gov. Tim Kaine would show a close race.
But at least one …
Class Hears Tim Kaine Is Running For Senate?
Score one for the frustrated girlfriend: There is now a report that former Virginia governor Tim Kaine has told his University of Richmond class that he is a candidate for U.S. Senate.
The Frustrated Girlfriend Theory of Political Decision Making
A few weeks ago, I correctly predicted that Sen. Jim Webb, Democrat of Virginia, would not run for reelection. While I pointed to a couple of different pieces of evidence — low fund-raising, Webb’s initial goals when running for …