“Why I Chose Tim Kaine As My Running Mate,” Says Hillary Clinton

Nine hours ago, United States Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary
Clinton, posted on her IG handle why she chose Tim Kaine, a popular Senator
from a ‘Swing” State, as her running mate on the race to the White race.
She said, “I’m thrilled to announce my running mate, Tim Kaine. Tim is a
lifelong fighter for progressive causes and one of the most qualified vice
presidential candidates in our nation’s history. But his credentials alone
aren’t why I asked him to run alongside me. Tim’s a man of relentless optimism
who believes no problem is unsolvable if you’re willing to put in the work.
That commitment to delivering results has stayed with him throughout his
decades-long career as a public servant. I could give you a laundry list of
things he accomplished as mayor of Richmond, governor of Virginia, and in the
United States Senate. But here’s what’s important: Tim has never taken a job
for the glory or the title. He’s the same person whether the cameras are on or
off, motivated by the belief that you can make a difference in people’s lives
through public service. I didn’t make this decision lightly. I’ve had the
privilege of seeing two presidents and two vice presidents up close, and I
wanted to pick someone who will be able to give me their best advice, look me
in the eye, and tell me they disagree with me when they do. But what matters
most is a simple test that’s not easy to meet: whether the person could step in
at a moment’s notice and serve as president. I have no doubt that Tim can do
the job, and I want him by my side on the trail and in the White House. But
we’re going to need your help to get there. So join me and Tim, and let’s get
to work and go win this thing. -H”