As if to assuage the fears of Wall Street, big businesses, and corporate Democrats who worried she got a little too progressive in her rhetoric during the Democratic presidential primary, today presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton picked Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate.
As anyone who follows politics is aware, Sen. Kaine is a moderate who recently signed a letter urging federal regulators to go easy on banks.
Kaine signed two letters on Monday urging federal regulators to go easy on banks ― one to help big banks dodge risk management rules, and another to help small banks avoid consumer protection standards.
Sen. Kaine also supported fast-tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership in the U.S. Senate, so it’s clear he’s no progressive. Then again, given that she’s admitted she’s a moderate/center candidate, Clinton’s choice of Tim Kaine as her running mate should surprise absolutely no one.
All Hillary Clinton’s choice of Tim Kaine does for me is cement the fact that I will be more unenthusiastic than I’ve ever been in casting my vote for a Democratic ticket.