Tim Kaine Accepts VP Nomination, Says Hillary Ready to Win, Lead

“Hillary is ready. Ready to fight, ready to win, ready to lead”, said Tim Kaine in his Democratic Convention speech.

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Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine speaking during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (Photo: AP)

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine started his address at the Democratic National Convention by humbly accepting his party’s nomination for vice president.

The former governor of Virginia and mayor of Richmond said he will run for vice president on behalf of families working to get ahead, for senior citizens hoping for a dignified retirement, and for every person who wants America to be a beloved community.

Kaine said he will do it for his friend and running mate, presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

He said he never expected to be where he was and then to share his government experience in his first major speech as the VP candidate.

Kaine said his once-Republican father-in-law has been voting for the Democrats now “because any party that would nominate Donald Trump for president has moved too far away from the party of Abraham Lincoln.” Kaine invited other voters who were looking for Lincoln’s party to join the Democrats.

Tim Kaine did a Trump impression on stage and ripped Donald Trump apart calling him a guy who makes too many promises and follows up with the words “believe me.” He said people who run for President don’t just say “believe me,” because they respect voters enough to tell them exactly how they will get things done.

Kaine then asked voters if they really believed in Trump. He asked if anyone actually believed that Donald Trump has been paying his fair share of taxes. He questioned Trump on his refusal to make his tax returns public and asked if he was hiding anything.

Hillary’s passion is kids and families. Donald Trump has a passion too. It’s himself.

Tim Kaine focused on trust as he concluded his pitch that Hillary Clinton should be the next president.

We better elect the candidate who’s proven she can be trusted with the job.
Tim Kaine

He closed by saying “Hillary is ready. Ready to fight, ready to win, ready to lead.”

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