When I heard it was, at long last, the safe boring choice, the song above popped into my head and on to my Twitter.
Most of us on the progressive side wanted someone more progressive than Tim Kaine.
Sanders says Clinton VP should have "very strong progressive voice," declines to comment on if Tim Kaine does https://t.co/pBWQW39tNB
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) July 7, 2016
@ZaidJilani Tim Kaine is who she probably wants, but won't pick him if she wants progressive votes.
— Woke Narcoleptic (@Nar_olepsy) July 8, 2016
— Walter Nacino (@wellness_108) July 12, 2016
But now she has made her choice and it's Kaine after all. People on Twitter are pointing out his strong ties to the African American community, his "walking the talk" on Hispanic / Latino issues, and his zero percent rating by the NRA in a gun-toting state.
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) July 23, 2016
Kaine and Anne sent their three children to the same mostly black schools.
No 'white flight' for Tim Kainehttps://t.co/4OyfqESg6F
— Linda (@GoldieAZ) July 23, 2016
Tim Kaine's voting record:
Planned Parenthood: 100%
Brady Campaign: 100%
Human Rights Campaign: 100%
— Peter Sullivan (@CitizenSullivan) July 22, 2016
Donald Trump is taking on Kaine, trying to put a wedge between Hillary and progressives so they'll vote....for him? While at the same time Paul Manafort calls the team "liberal" and equates that with "corrupt"?
Clinton/Kaine -- corrupt, liberal, the rigged system at its worst.
— Paul Manafort (@PaulManafort) July 23, 2016
Republican strategist Ana Navarro, a strong Trump critic, draws a distinction between the parties:
Hispanic Outreach: @HillaryClinton has Spanish-speaking do-gooder who was a missionary in Honduras; Trump has Joe Arpaio...and a taco bowl.
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) July 23, 2016
It's clear that many of us in the progressive wing would have preferred a more liberal running mate. That said, Rowan Kaiser makes a good point...
anyway I find the vice presidency symbolic and pointless to the point where "is he better than Joe Lieberman?" is the extent of my demands
— Rowan Kaiser (@RowanKaiser) July 23, 2016