At the vice presidential debate, Tim Kaine showed precisely why Hillary Clinton chose him as a running mate. He hammered Trump on taxes, went into detail on the issues, and made a compelling case for his running mate.
Tim Kaine is not just an affable person, but a highly accomplished public servant with a comprehensive grasp of the issues. His debate performance against Mike Pence was exceptional.
Here is a sample of the feedback:
Tim Kaine wins CNN undecideds group
— Neera Tanden🖖🏼 (@neeratanden) October 5, 2016
Tim Kaine debated as the 2016 vice presidential candidate. Mike Pence debated as a 2020 presidential hopeful.
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) October 5, 2016
Kaine talks up the Clinton Foundation's good works, clean bill of health. Goes right for the "octopus like" Trump Foundation. #VPDebate
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) October 5, 2016
Tim Kaine did a good job memorizing & reciting Trump's most offensive comments of the campaign to date, & it's quite a list.
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) October 5, 2016
"Why don't you trust women? Why doesn't Donald Trump trust women?" has to be Kaine's clearest strongest line. Sounded heartfelt.
— Irin Carmon (@irin) October 5, 2016
It's amusing watching Pence shake his head as Kaine literally recites things Trump has said.
— Peter Hamby (@PeterHamby) October 5, 2016
Kaine had a plan for this debate and he has executed relentlessly with a smile and the Clinton Campaign is better off for it
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) October 5, 2016
Pence was for Pence. Kaine was for Hillary https://t.co/KB0njRop1i
— Armando (@armandodkos) October 5, 2016
Pence silent when Kaine says he can’t imagine how he can defend Trump on rhetoric on Judge Curiel
— Holly Bailey (@hollybdc) October 5, 2016
USC student's (aka a ~young~) reaction to the debate: Tim Kaine did his job because he brought up "horrific" things Trump has said #VPDebate
— Laura E. Davis (@lauraelizdavis) October 5, 2016
“Why doesn’t he trust women?” Kaine is doing a great job of framing the abortion question as a personal freedom one. #vpdebate
— Tara Haelle (@tarahaelle) October 5, 2016
You're done, Mike Pence. Seriously.
— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) October 5, 2016