So it ended with a text message.
Weeks (months?) of speculation all came down to a simple text to supporters shortly after 8 p.m. eastern time on Friday night, where many were likely out to dinner or home ready to watch Netflix. It's a weird time to announce something so momentous, and it takes the phrase "Friday News Dump" to new extremes. When was the last time you remember news of this magnitude breaking later than 5 p.m. on Friday?
Here's what you should know about Tim Kaine: He's 10 years younger than Hillary, he's fluent in Spanish, he's a former lawyer, and many consider him to be the definition of a "safe" pick.
And a little more, courtesy of NPR:
He is a low-risk pick, comes from a swing state that has become increasingly crucial in presidential elections, has a reputation as a moderate who works across the aisle, and doesn't overshadow the top of the ticket. In fact, in an interview earlier this month on NBC's Meet the Press, Kaine even admitted, "I am boring." Kaine was a finalist eight years ago in President Obama's vice presidential search, and he had endorsed the then-Illinois senator early on. This time, he joined the "Ready for Hillary" bandwagon before she even announced.
The DNC kicks off Monday in Philadelphia. We'll be there.
Tim Kaine will, too.
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