July 26, The Boston Herald on U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine:
Hillary Clinton’s choice of U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia as her running mate is one of those that won’t make anybody unhappy. Really now, who hates vanilla ice cream? And the guy is thoroughly likable.
A devout Catholic, he joined an African-American Church in Richmond, did missionary work in Honduras where he learned to speak Spanish fluently, oh and he topped all that off with a Harvard Law School degree.
And with all that on his resume, he still runs no risk of overshadowing the presidential candidate herself. Imagine just for one crazy moment a Clinton-Warren ticket. And then take that one step beyond and imagine Warren walking into the Oval Office on a regular basis to take the president’s pulse.
We surely have our differences with the former secretary, but frankly we wouldn’t wish that on anyone.
So yes, Tim Kaine — former mayor, governor, now a senator with some foreign policy creds by virtue of his committee assignments — is a solid choice who even wins some kind words from fellow Republicans like U.S. Rep. Tom Davis of Virginia, who called him?a “thoroughly honest and decent man.”
In a wild and woolly election season, honest, decent and even boring could work. And maybe Kaine was right when he said in a recent “Meet the Press” appearance, “I am boring. Boring is the fastest-growing demographic in this country.”
One thing is certain, that Kaine-Mike Pence vice presidential debate will be a good night to catch something on Netflix.