What a weekend for President Obama in Virginia! He had four rallies throughout the Commonwealth with voters ready to listen. But where was Democrat Tim Kaine? You know, the 'unabashed' supporter of Barack Obama's policies.
It looks like Tim Kaine was dancing around Barack Obama's appearances. Perhaps an effort to minimize on camera time with the President. This seems to be a growing trend with Democrats running for office nationwide. Yet, why would the former Chairman of the DNC, avoid media time with Obama? Is Tim Kaine worried about his association with Barack Obama? Is Tim Kaine more worried about the election?
Well, here's the score from the Obama swing through Virginia. The only one joint appearance with media coverage occurred in Hampton. They paused to waive to the crowd and moved on. Now, on to Roanoke. In Roanoke there were about 2,000+ supporters present. Tim Kaine made a short speech then left the event with no appearance with Obama. Now on to Saturday. Kaine completely skipped the event in Glen Allen and apparently the same in Centerville.
On to another aspect of the Kaine/Obama distancing. Kaine's campaign hardly mentioned the President being in Virginia through what is usually an onslaught of emails to contributors. In addition, Kaine's social media sites were noticeably vacant of mention of the Democrat President's appearances.
So, Tim how about deciding whether you back Obama or not. You can't have it both ways.
And, while you're at it. When are you going to fundraise here in Virginia? You know. The Commonwealth of Virginia.