Alas, I wasn’t able to watch Tuesday’s VP face-0ff. Thankfully, we can all view the debate in its entirety-including Tim Kaine’s numerous interruptions-thanks to the Internet. When Hillary selected her running-mate, most analysts were perplexed. Aside from giving her an advantage in the purplish swing state of Virginia, there didn’t seem to be much to recommend him. With a large, somewhat infuriated group of Sanders supporters she needed to assuage in order to unite the party, the selection of a bland, wonkish white CIS male didn’t strike many as a masterstroke.
However, Kaine might have been a much savvier choice than anyone-myself included-thought. It turns out that he is a radical leftist, committed not only to the open borders dogmatism of cultural Marxists, but a former enthusiastic supporter of traditional Marxism, of the variety seen in Central America during the 1980s. Like our own Mayor DiBlasio, Mr. Kaine was what used to be known as a Sandalista. Ken Blackwell explains in The Hill.