WND: Because of his stellar debate performance, some think Mike Pence was positioning himself for a presidential run in 2020. But if likability still matters, it’s likelier that Tim Kaine was taking himself out of the 2020 running.


From the very beginning, it was as though Kaine was auditioning for the role of a despicable shyster in some cheesy TV legal drama. And with her frequent interruptions of Pence at key moments, it’s also as if debate moderator Elaine Quijano was trying to help him get the part.

Kaine focused mainly on three things: smarmily interrupting and taunting Pence, mouthing tired Democratic Party talking points and slamming Donald Trump. What is it with Democrat vice presidential candidates such as Kaine and Joe Biden that compels them to act like jerks in these debates?

It makes you wonder whether their focus groups have convinced Democrats that aggressive rudeness, delivered with an inappropriate smile, trumps likability and common decency. Or is it that their debate training and handlers inform them that mocking and interrupting are such effective tactics that they’re worth whatever fallout they bring?

Am I overthinking this? Could it be that Kaine’s insolence is in his makeup and was not a strategy to knock Pence off his game? I ask because even liberal commentators seemed surprised by Kaine’s deportment. One wondered aloud whether he’d been wrong in assuming Kaine is a nice guy.
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  1. as long as the PRAVDA media tell the SHEEPle to vote for him and that he can cure Hurricanes they will win. Meanwhile, the GOP sits there time after time allowing this to happen. When is Rush going to be a moderator? Can you even imagine him in that role and the beating Killary would take? OMG but no, the establishment Reince crowd want to hang around so they let this clown, Lester Hold and Ms. Cooper be moderators……UGH!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. That debate is unlike his usual play acting, where he comes off as an affable nice guy dimwit. That’s the role he played on the Richmond City Council, as Mayor, Lt. Gov, Governor and Senator.

    He was coached into this role and failed miserably. Although he’s always been adept at mouthing democratic talking points, but he usually does it with a smile.

    He’ll shake your hand with a smile, look you straight in the eye and lie to you.

  3. “What is it with Democrat vice presidential candidates such as Kaine and Joe Biden that compels them to act like jerks in these debates?”


  4. OK. Off topic, but I’m back to my 6 y.o. self wondering why there are eyebrows at all and why they are shaped like they are.

    One of many things that are that we accept without question.

  5. Lol! Hillary can’t control her facial expressions and Kaine can’t restrain his eyebrows.

    You know what, he would look better without them.

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