Exciting absolutely no one.
Well, it looks like the rumor everyone has already heard turned out to be the worst-kept secret in American politics. Hillary Clinton has selected Virginia Senator Tim Kaine to be her vice-presidential running mate.
As the Grey Lady (The New York Times, not Hillary) reports:
Hillary Clinton named Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia to be her running mate Friday, selecting a battleground state politician with working-class roots and a fluency in Spanish, traits that she believes can bolster her chances to defeat Donald J. Trump in November.
In the end, Mrs. Clinton decided Mr. Kaine, 58, a former governor of Virginia who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and speaks fluent Spanish, had the qualifications and background and the personal chemistry with her to make the ticket a success.
I don’t know if you caught that, but Tim Kaine speaks Spanish.
Hillary’s pick has gone over like a lead balloon with the lefties she so desperately needs to excite in November. Kaine, who speaks Spanish, has (like Hillary) been a vocal supporter of the liberal-hated TPP trade deal, and was actually praising it just yesterday. He’s also widely regarded as “too friendly” to big banks. If Hillary was looking to entice Bernie fans after the socialist’s epic sell-out, this was not the way to go.
As Sanders super-fan The Hulk tweeted:
We’ll have more about Kaine, who speaks Spanish, in the days ahead. In the meantime, just know this: Even Hillary thinks he’s boring.
Asked whether Mr. Kaine was boring, Mrs. Clinton said “I love that about him.”
Don’t we all, Mrs. Clinton, don’t we all?
Here’s a video from ABC News, that wishes to make sure you know Kaine speaks Spanish.