We wrote this after social media reacted to Sen. Tim Kaine's (D-Va.) introduction speech at the Democratic National Convention in July and are re-upping it ahead of Kaine's other big national debut, a vice presidential debate Tuesday night with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R).
Even after decades in politics, at nearly every level, he's not on many people's enemies list. His record is as squeaky clean as any politician's. Kaine is just not a flashy guy. And his folksy introduction to Americans at Wednesday's Democratic convention reflected that.
Clinton, to be clear, is just fine with Kaine. She prefers policy over pizazz. She prefers a self-described "boring guy" who may give a boring speech instead of a camera hog who could cause her trouble.
So Kaine is a safe vice presidential pick for Clinton. He's also a made-for-Twitter meme. And Twitter had at it Wednesday during Kaine's speech at the Democratic National Convention.
I bet Tim Kaine brings a mean pasta salad to the neighborhood potluck— jake (@jakebeckman) July 28, 2016
Tim Kaine: "I'm like your dad after a light beer."— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 28, 2016
Tim Kaine's secret service code name is Tim.— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) July 28, 2016
Kaine: you think I should do my trump impression in the speech?— Bre (@wootBre) July 28, 2016
Biden: yeah man, yeah, that's great stuff