After weeks of wondering why the Hell Hillary Clinton chose Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate, it's now abundantly clear: even she looks good standing next to him.
Last night’s vice presidential candidate debate was more interesting than I expected. Gov. Mike Pence turned in a solid performance for the Republican ticket, at least whenever he could get past Kaine’s interruptions – he cut in 72 times. That’s 50 percent more than even Donald Trump, quite an accomplishment.
Clearly, Kaine was told to rip Trump to pieces, no matter what the cost. Now, Kaine is widely regarded as kind of a goofy, nice guy, but his aggressive interruptions looked awful to the audience and caused him to lose the matchup by acclamation.
After last week's Clinton-Trump debate, it appears that having 1,200 campaign staffers has finally paid off: the Clinton team has cracked the Trump code nobody in the primary could. They've clearly studied him closely for a year and figured out how to bait him effectively. It was bound to happen. Now it's up to Mr. Trump and his campaign leadership to change things up in time to win on Election Day, and I have faith that they will.
I view last night's debate as Gov. Pence's gift to all Republicans, especially to his partner, Donald Trump. The Indiana governor rebooted the story line at a crucial time. Now, we'll see how the Trump campaign unwraps this present. Down four nationally and down by four or more in key battleground states, the Trump team damn sure better take advantage of the opening Pence created. Now.