As expected, Secretary Hillary Clinton made the safe and likely best choice for VP, foregoing the showboating Senator Warren in favor of a steady Eddie candidate in Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia.
Kaine is a former mayor, Governor and has served on key committees overseeing armed forces and foreign relations. At the time he was named he was among the super rich at a Rhode Island marina raising money the old fashoned way...in buckets....No average donation of $27 for him.
In an homage to Hispanic voters, the running mate also speaks Spanish.
Senator Kaine is widely considered a nice guy, competent and does no harm to the ticket.
He also delivers the Commonwealth to the Clinton tally making the Electoral College that much more difficult for Donald Trump.
TV ratings for the Trump acceptance were OK but not great. The 32.2 M viewers is just shy of half what is needed to win a Presidential race.
The VP debate will be cordial with two polite and experienced Senate colleagues.
The top of the ticket....another story.
Ratings: 32 million watched final night of GOP convention