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Tim Kaine is the dad jeans of politics

'Believe me': Kaine tries out his Trump impression (Video: Gillian Brockell/The Washington Post)

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).

As my colleague Aaron Blake wrote shortly after Hillary Clinton picked Sen. Timothy M. Kaine (D-Va.) to be her vice presidential nominee, Kaine is the nice's guy nice guy.

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.

https://twitter.com/jakebeckman/status/758485351790936064

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