In the end, Mrs. Clinton, who told PBS she is ‘afflicted with the responsibility gene’ avoided taking a chance with a less experienced vice-presidential candidate and felt no political need to push the historic nature of her candidacy by adding another woman or a minority to the ticket.
Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Kaine have similar centrist positions on foreign policy – education and criminal justice and they are said to share an easy rapport and a love of granular policy-making.
‘I do have a fondness for wonks’ Mrs. Clinton said in the PBS interview.
Related – an analysis of the horrific fascist shitshow that was the Donald Trump branded Republican National Convention at which Trump spoke last night.
The Cleveland RNC was full of ‘screaming matches – plagiarism and washed-up celebrities’ reports Time – and others in the news called it a ‘train wreck’ a ‘fiasco’ a ‘carnival’ and a “nuclear dumpster fire’.
This isn’t an analogy. It’s a huge gamble on the first truly 21st Century campaign.
Technology has given exhibitionists and promoters the means to connect with large audiences and create in them a sense—largely unreal—that they are personally involved the promoter’s life.
There is an intimacy and emotional investment that works on the level of drama and it hooks people who aren’t connected to politics as previously practiced.
The goal is to connect with citizens who weren’t on the radar: and Trump has been succeeding according to the RAND Corporation.
In an innovative survey taken this spring RAND found that respondents who agreed with the idea that ‘people like me don’t have any say’ were over 80 percent more likely to vote for Trump than for another Republican primary candidate.
(ed:..this is the scary unknown in this horror-show..
the fact that america has a notoriously low turnout for elections..
..means that trump just has to wake up/stir that sullen/dormant-beast..and bombard them with populist-lies promising that he will ‘help them’.
..and donald trump will be the next president of the united states..
..this race is clinton representing the political-elite and trump as the rebel..
..that dormant/sullen beast already knows that clinton will do s.f.a. for them..
..so they are ripe to be swept up…by trump..
..this is why i think it is foolish of clinton to have picked kaine – he is no match for trump..
.whereas the likes of warren have the skills to take it to trump – to act as clintons’ attack-dog – and more importantly..to be able to reach out to that dormant/sullen group of non-voters..
..clinton picking kaine is now leaving that well clear for trump alone to draw from..
..and this is a very very foolish thing for clinton to have done..
..and she has just seriously lessened her chances of winning in november..
..i can see her logic – she feels the left/berners will hold their noses and vote for her anyway – just because of trump..so she is now swinging to the right..
..and i know this is usually the way things go..
..but these are not the usual times..
..and i am sure trump is smart enough to know how to win this one..
..to rark/stir up that sullen/dormant beast – of non-voters/disaffected..
..those long ignored by clinton/the democrat party elite..
..if he succeeds at doing that – clinton could well be swept away in a wave of populist rebellion..
..and whereas warren could have competed with trump in that arena..clinton/kaine can’t..
..and that is very very scary..