Kaine for President?


    That’s what the New Hampshire Democratic Party chairman, Ray Buckley, says in today’s “The Hill”.

    Kaine said he did not know how long he would stay on at the DNC, or what might lie ahead for his career. He said he had anticipated entering the administration in some type of education post before being asked to run party headquarters.

    This is only the beginning for Tim Kaine,” said [Rep. Debbie] Wasserman Schultz. “I’m hopeful that he’ll one day run for something again.”

    [New Hampshire Democratic Party chairman Ray] Buckley hinted that Kaine could wage his own successful White House bid down the line.

    He certainly has a fan base in New Hampshire, if he chooses to do that,” Buckley said.

    Interesting, I wonder if we could see Tim Kaine and Mark Warner both running for president in 2016.  Or, might one of them run for governor again at some point?  Warner’s only 55 years old (will be 61 in 2016), and Kaine’s just 52 (will be 58 years old in 2016), so there’s plenty of time for both.

    UPDATE: Just to be clear, this post is in no way an endorsement of Tim Kaine for President. In fact, I find it hard to believe that I’d ever support Kaine for President, Governor, or any other office at this point. I mean, you never know, but after watching him cave to Dominion, Bechtel, etc. from 2006 to 2010, I really really doubt it.

    • Elaine in Roanoke

      My prediction, for what it’s worth. In 2016 Mark Warner runs for president or settles for vice president. He’s already indicated that he doesn’t plan on ending his political career in the Senate. Let’s assume Warner is on the ticket and wins. Kaine then runs for that Senate seat.

      That’s my two cents worth…which is probably worth just that 🙂

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    • The Richmonder

      What if Obama drops Biden in 2012 and Kaine joins the ticket?

      Vice President Kaine would then be perfectly situated for 2016.

    • martinlomasney

      Prince Mark and his support for United Healthcare and opposition to the public option. His carrying water for Goldman in the Finreg bill.

      McKaine’s repeal of the estate tax, failure to restore civil rights to 500+ non-violent felons and general ineptitude.  In 4 years, his only accomplishment was a ban on smoking in restaurants.  That is presidential material?  Having lost the governorship of his home state while DNC chair and the losses to be suffered this November during that same tenure, his standing in the party will be zero.

      What’s with this posting? A slow newsday in August or an excess of Old Dominion chauvinism?  

    • totallynext

      Biden will be a one term VP /

      Kaine will be Obama’s running mate in 2012 to be set up for the party choice or “incumbent” for 2016.

      Mark Warner – would not win President, he is just not that personable….

    • leedynamo

      Sherrod Brown is smart, charismatic & he gets the average person’s economic struggles.  Midwestern Dems are the best.