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Sat Jul 23, 2016, 10:55 AM

President Obama on Hillary's choice of Tim Kaine as VP

I wanted to take a moment to tell you why I'm so proud that Hillary has chosen Senator Tim Kaine to join her on the Democratic ticket this fall.

Nothing can really prepare you for this job. You come to learn that it's about having a firm grasp of the issues, sound judgment, and the tenacity never to stop fighting to make people's lives better.

The thing about Hillary is, she already understands all that. She does her homework, she masters the issues, and she never gives up. She gets the job done. And more than almost anyone I've worked with in Washington, Hillary's the kind of person who sees a problem and says, "How can I fix this? What can I do to help?"

But this job is also about surrounding yourself with the best possible people. And there's no more important decision you'll make as a presidential candidate than choosing a vice president. There are basically two paths you can take. You can pick someone for purely political reasons -- or you can pick someone who will be your partner in government. Someone who shares your values. Someone who will make you a better president.

That's why I picked Joe Biden -- and it's a testament to Hillary's character and integrity that she chose a man like Tim Kaine.

Like Hillary, Tim is an optimist. But like Hillary, he is also a progressive fighter. He's the son of a teacher and an iron worker who's always got working families on his mind. He spent nearly two decades and specialized in representing people who had been denied fair access to housing just because of what they looked like, or because they had a disability. And when a gunman killed 32 people on the campus of Virginia Tech, Tim knew he had a responsibility as governor to offer more than thoughts and prayers to the community he mourned with -- and as a gun owner, he stood up to the gun lobby on their behalf.

There aren't a lot of elected officials in Washington whom people like even more when the cameras are off than when the cameras are on. But Tim is that kind of guy. He's a man who's risen to the highest levels of government but still lives in the same neighborhood he did as a city councilmember in Richmond. You just can't find anyone with a bad thing to say about him, from the staff who've worked for him to the Republicans who've served alongside him.

Simply put: Tim is a good man. He's a true progressive. And he will make a great vice president.

I could not be prouder to support our Democratic ticket -- please join me in welcoming Tim Kaine to this team.


Edit: http://inclegal.blogspot.com/2016/07/barack-simply-put-tim-is-good-man.html

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Reply President Obama on Hillary's choice of Tim Kaine as VP (Original post)
LoverOfLiberty Jul 2016 OP
Her Sister Jul 2016 #1
MBS Jul 2016 #4
auntpurl Jul 2016 #2
MBS Jul 2016 #5
Her Sister Jul 2016 #6
Auggie Jul 2016 #11
Her Sister Jul 2016 #12
mcar Jul 2016 #3
grossproffit Jul 2016 #7
Surya Gayatri Jul 2016 #8
judesedit Jul 2016 #9
SCantiGOP Jul 2016 #10
ailsagirl Jul 2016 #13
titanicdave Jul 2016 #14

Response to LoverOfLiberty (Original post)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 10:56 AM

1. and as a gun owner, he stood up to the gun lobby on their behalf.

 

and as a gun owner, he stood up to the gun lobby on their behalf.

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Response to Her Sister (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 11:17 AM

4. YES.

In this political climate, especially as a governor and senator of a purple state with some very, very, very conservative folks (if it weren't for the political islands of northern virginia and a few other areas) , it would be a deeply red state), it takes real political guts to take on the NRA, IMHO. Oh, and furthermore, the national headquarters of the NRA is even in Virginia.

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Response to LoverOfLiberty (Original post)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 11:02 AM

2. Nice. It's the same message over and over from people who know him - a good man, a nice man.

I think we could use some of that in this election cycle!

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Response to auntpurl (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 11:17 AM

5. Right you are. n/t

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Response to auntpurl (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 11:18 AM

6. Hahaha! You got their logo right away!!

 



Let me borrow that from you!

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Response to Her Sister (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 12:06 PM

11. Who handles typography in the Clinton campaign? That letter-spacing is awful.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #11)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 01:20 PM

12. lol!

 

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Response to LoverOfLiberty (Original post)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 11:13 AM

3. Nice!

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Response to LoverOfLiberty (Original post)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 11:18 AM

7. Holy chit. There's a sea of people. WOOHOO!

I couldn't be more proud to have Hillary Clinton as our nominee and Tim Kaine as her running mate.

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Response to LoverOfLiberty (Original post)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 11:25 AM

8. Pres. Obama says it all. YES, SHE KAINE!!!!!

 

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Response to LoverOfLiberty (Original post)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 11:47 AM

9. Well put, President Obama. May I also mention...

This is not a reality show
This is not a beauty contest
This is not QVC

This an election that effects all Americans and much of the world. Thank you, God, for the sanity and sensibility of Hillary and Tim.
May they be carried by a wave of a multitude of votes to the White House.

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Response to LoverOfLiberty (Original post)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 11:51 AM

10. Thank you, Mr President

Damn, I'm going to miss BHO.

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Response to LoverOfLiberty (Original post)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 05:04 PM

13. Well put, Mr. President!!

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Response to LoverOfLiberty (Original post)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 05:04 PM

14. Thank You

Mister President for your fantastic insight......and most of all, thanks a million for all you have done in 7.5 years despite the complete lack of support for anything you have proposed from the Republican congress......such a pity, so many great and people oriented things could have and should have been done if only you had even a small amount of support......still, Mister President......well done sir.......well done......

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