Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s choice for vice president.
But Pence failed “bigly”, as Donald Trump would say, with regards to defending his running mate.
He said the debate “gave Trump a winning strategy and a clear path to take, but I’m not convinced he will take it”. Trump also praised Pence as a “good Christian” before reading a verse from the Bible. “And now it’s become about defining who is American”.
“Senator, you whipped out that Mexican thing again”, an annoyed Pence said to Kaine.
Weld vowed to remain Johnson’s running mate but said his main goal was to stop Trump.
With fewer than 5 weeks until Election Day, Sunday’s debate marks one of Trump’s final chances to show the race isn’t slipping out of his grasp.
Still, even Clinton’s team wasn’t claiming that Kaine had come out on top, despite the chest-puffing that usually follows a political debate.
Podesta said “that’s a format that Donald Trump isn’t as used to”.
Everything seemed flawless for Longwood University, except a faux pas by Mike Pence right at the beginning of the televised debate.
“The media is saying Pence won, but didn’t really defend Trump”.
Some Latinos, however, saw little humour in Pence’s remarks.
“Proud to be ‘that Mexican thing!'” Javier Martinez, a New Mexico Democratic lawmaker, tweeted Wednesday.
Bill Clinton is continuing the hard-sell to working class OH voters considering whether to send his wife to the White House. Jeff Sessions (R) told CNN on Wednesday. It’s the kind of statement a politician makes that causes ordinary people watching at home to scratch their heads in wonder at the bottomless capacity of politicians to frame situations in any way they please, as long as it serves the politicians’ interests.
“Donald Trump has, in this campaign, expressed admiration for Vladimir Putin”.
OH has about 670,000 workers represented by unions. No Republican nominee has ever won the presidency without carrying the state.
Trump is due to travel later to Reno for another rally.
Ryan was introducing Bill Clinton at a rally in Youngstown. “In general, I hear people will support Trump, but wish the ticket was reversed”. Early voting is already under way in battleground states such as Iowa and Wisconsin and is about to start in Florida and North Carolina. Tim Kaine stand after the vice-presidential debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Va., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. She spoke Wednesday on Fox News and MSNBC.
“What I can tell you is that from where I sat, Donald Trump won the debate”, he continued, address a crowd in Harrisonburg.
For Clinton, the second debate is an opportunity to sustain the momentum she’s drawn from the first.
But Conway is acknowledging that Trump needs to avoid getting distracted by fights about peripheral issues.
“Donald Trump has made this election about us”, she said. But Kaine said he was effectively able to block Pence from attacking Clinton.
He added that he’d “argue” Pence had the “single most decisive victory in the history of vice presidential debates”.
“So how many of you watched the vice presidential debate last night?”
Pence’s words also led to the creation of a web address, ThatMexicanThing.com, that redirects visitors to Hillary Clinton’s campaign website.
However, the Republican’s reluctance to defend his running mate’s more controversial positions left an awkward aftertaste to an otherwise strong performance.
Like Pence, Kaine also found himself in the role of defender.
Trump, an avid Twitter user, apparently tried to curry favor with Hispanic voters last spring in a move that, by many accounts, backfired.