Thoughts on Why Obama Might Pick Kaine
I think politico-types are reading too much into the veep-stakes' tea leaves. On the most basic level, consider the obvious:
- Kaine is the only one of the final choices without a convention speaking slot
- Obama and Kaine are speaking together tomorrow in Virginia.
On another level, consider that Barack Obama and the Democratic party have made it clear the emphasis this year is on faith. It's going to be a faith-based convention. Obama has always been hope and change, and people tend to focus too much on the change. Hope, which equates with faith, is an equal part of his message.
Here's Tim Kaine on why he went into politics: [More...]
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