The best way to grade Kaine's speech is the reaction it bestirs in the Dem-friendly media. They tuned out in less time than it took to run a commercial break. No follow-up, no instant stardom. Sorry, Tim. No national candidacy for you. You spoke for a while, and nobody heard you say anything worth remembering for the 11pm broadcast. I'm betting you get less than six column inches in the WaPo tomorrow.
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What?! Somebody check Newt's pulse. He gives Governor Kaine "very high marks." Decent text. Atrocious delivery.
It's so sad to remember: Jerry Kilgore lost to this guy. Sigh...
I am IM-ing with my Marine brother, who is not a political junkie, so is not familiar with Kaine. He asks: "Who is this churchboy? Their sop to the red states?" Maybe he doesn't need to follow politics any more than he does.
John: By process of elimination, you're not crazy. Kaine only won because he faced an awful campaign. Dems will rue this choice. It's good on paper, but the man's a goof.
John: He does resemble a Mr. Rogers gone bad. I've seen that smile before on some used car salesman. He keeps saying there's a better way. But he never says what it is. Or did I miss something?
Am I crazy, or does Tim Kaine have a noticeable Mr. Rogers vibe?