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Al Giordano: 1. Let me share some knowledge I have about Tim Kaine, [View all]

1. Let me share some knowledge I have about Tim Kaine, who was my favorite on the 2008 short list for VP. He's going to be exceptional

Al Giordano ‏@AlGiordano 45m45 minutes ago
2. Kaine supported Obama in the 2008 primaries vs Clinton. This pick makes a lie out the nonsense that she is somehow a vindictive leader!
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Al Giordano ‏@AlGiordano 43m43 minutes ago
3. When in the fall of 2008 I reported from swing states, I landed at Dulles & began in Virginia, where then-Gov. Kaine asked to see me.
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Al Giordano ‏@AlGiordano 41m41 minutes ago
4. Much to my chagrin, his Governor's Office then prohibited smoking. I started out by teasing him: "You lead a tobacco state, dammit!"
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Al Giordano ‏@AlGiordano 40m40 minutes ago
5. I can testify that Kaine has a terrific sense of humor & his protestations that he's "boring" are just part of an ongoing comedy routine.
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Al Giordano ‏@AlGiordano 39m39 minutes ago
6. Most interestingly, the reason Kaine wanted to meet me was not to get good press for himself, but to talk about data-driven politics.
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Al Giordano ‏@AlGiordano 38m38 minutes ago
7. He said he had followed my 2008 primary projections state by state in real time & wanted some insight into my methodology.
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Al Giordano ‏@AlGiordano 36m36 minutes ago
8. Kaine also mentioned that he had followed @NateSilver538's work when Nate was still using the psued of "Poblano." He's an early adopter.
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Al Giordano ‏@AlGiordano 35m35 minutes ago
9. During that meeting I wanted to test if it were true that he is fluent in Spanish & shifted to that language. Y s se pudo muy bien!
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Al Giordano ‏@AlGiordano 35m35 minutes ago
10. Kaine also displayed a keen interest in human rights, journalist safety & social movements in Latin America, very rare among US pols.
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Al Giordano ‏@AlGiordano 29m29 minutes ago
11. Kaine had been mayor of Richmond at a time when the city council chose the mayor. A majority African-American city council elected him.
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Al Giordano ‏@AlGiordano 28m28 minutes ago
12. Suffice to say, Tim Kaine understands that the first rule of governing by coalition is being a good listener. That's why he's popular.
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Al Giordano ‏@AlGiordano 27m27 minutes ago
13. I shake my head when some claim Kaine isn't "progressive" enough. In most cases *those* are the folks who don't know work in coalition!
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Al Giordano ‏@AlGiordano 25m25 minutes ago
14. We've seen candidates in both parties in 2016 notorious for having few friends among colleagues. Kaine is the opposite. People like him.
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Al Giordano ‏@AlGiordano 24m24 minutes ago
15. I suspect people like & respect Kaine because he treats you the same when the cameras are off as he does in public. He's authentic.
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Al Giordano ‏@AlGiordano 22m22 minutes ago
16. Those who complain about this pick by and large don't know him. Watch him win them over in the coming months. He will.
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Al Giordano ‏@AlGiordano 19m19 minutes ago
17. We all had our favorites for this pick. I'm sure mine - Senator Warren - is as happy with the Kaine nomination as I am. Zero doubts!
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Jesse Smith @ijessesmith
@AlGiordano can you help me understand the ways that Kaine is such a "centrist"? Like specific issues? I don't get this narrative

Al Giordano
‏@AlGiordano Al Giordano Retweeted Jesse Smith
He's not. He's a social justice progressive, the real kind, that knows civil and equal rights are a pillar of it.


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