Tim Kaine

The Kaine Impunity

Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal

Everyone says vice presidential debates aren’t that important, and everyone must be right, but this is how it changed the race: Now there are two Democrats to dislike, not just one. And you can imagine Mike Pence—calm, sly sometimes, occasionally evasive—as a plausible president.

Able Slays Kaine

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Kaine’s labored lines and sweaty lunges contrasted embarrassingly with Pence’s smooth and substantive debate performance. Pence deftly ignored much of Kaine’s immature invective and directed the audience’s attention to Hillary’s failed record and the clear themes of the Trump campaign.

How Mike Pence won the debate

Betsy McCaughey, Fox News

Kaine and Pence disagreed sharply on many issues, but the most striking contrast was in their demeanors. Kaine the pitbull, interrupted, attacked, and parroted again and again the charges Clinton hurls at Trump on the campaign trail and in paid ads. Pence, choose his shots carefully, declining to jab back at every insult, and keep the debate focused on the future.

Trump wins momentum boost from Pence — with Kaine assist

Niall Stanage, The Hill

Pence's apparent victory is unlikely to change the trajectory of the race in a fundamental way. But it does at least turn the page after a miserable period for Trump. Now, much will hinge on the second Trump-Clinton bout, which takes place Sunday in St. Louis.

Is It Too Late To Replace Donald Trump With Mike Pence?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Last night Mike Pence laid claim to be the clear and obvious heir to Ronald Reagan with nobody in second place.

Pence Debate Performance Confirms Him As De Facto Leader Of The Conservative Movement

Mike Pence had one job going into last night’s debate and that was to defend his running mate and his positions, but in doing that job effectively he accomplished another much more important job; he confirmed his position as de facto leader of the conservative movement.

Pence previews Kaine attacks on eve of debate

Matthew Nussbaum, Politico

Pence has mostly ignored Hillary Clinton’s running mate this campaign, focusing instead on going after Clinton herself. But Monday night, whether because of the looming debate or the crowd of Virginia Republicans, Pence took aim at Kaine, who has been serving in elected office in this state for all but a few months since 1994.