Clinton and Kaine Ticket Debuts in Miami

Yesterday, Hillary Clinton and Time Kaine of Virginia made their debut as the Democratic presidential ticket, offering the American people a clear choice between the doom and gloom of Trump with a message of hope and a bright future for America and the American people.

Clinton and Kaine appeared together at a 1 p.m. rally at Florida International University in Miami. The joint appearance was designed to introduce the new VP of Hillary Clinton and energize Democrats as they head to their national convention in Philadelphia.

“Tim Kaine is everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not,” Clinton said in introducing her running mate at the rally. “He is qualified to step into this job and lead on day one.”

Kaine used Spanish to energize the crowd, telling the crowd, “Somos Americanos todos” — “We are all Americans” — an obvious reference to Trump and his attacks on immigrants.

Kaine also discussed Trump’s dismal record as a casino mogul in Atlantic City and the failed Trump University which too middle class people for everything they owned. “He leaves a trail of broken promises and wrecked lives wherever he goes,” Kaine said of the Republican nominee.

It was a good opportunity to showcase liberal background and Kaine’s fluency in Spanish, a language he learned as a missionary in Honduras. After considering several VP candidates, Hillary Clinton went with Kaine, who is seen as a safe selection, even though some in the party’s progressive wing wanted a progressive VP.

Kaine, gave a good introduction of his life which exhibited strong liberal characteristics although many consider him not to be a progressive. He also did a good job of praising Hillary Clinton and pointing to her life of public service. He also contrasted Clinton and Trump. “Do you want a trash-talker president or a bridge-builder president?” Kaine asked the crowd.

Kaine is very popular in Virginia, an important swing state and a state that is trending Democratic in recent elections since 2008. Kaine’s victory ended a decades-long losing streak for Democrats. Kaine will be responsible for ensuring that that does not change in November.




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