Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s VP Pick, To Deliver Speech At DNC’s Day 3
Hillary Clinton’s pick for vice president, Tim Kaine, is set to deliver a speech during primetime of Day Three of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday night.
When Is Tim Kaine’s DNC Speech?
Kaine took to the podium inside the the Wells Fargo Center earlier today, doing a walk through ahead of his scheduled speech this evening at 10:20 p.m. Kaine will speak tonight between current vice president, Joe Biden, and President Barack Obama.
Taking it all in. pic.twitter.com/SbCe01DOlD
— Senator Tim Kaine (@timkaine) July 27, 2016
Kaine’s speech at the DNC will mark the first time that Kaine takes to a stage by himself as Clinton’s running mate. The Virginia senator is expected to introduce himself to the country and to make a case for the Democratic ticket in November, which, for the first time in U.S. history, features a woman at the top.
Now a senator, Kaine previously served Virginia as its governor. Over the course of his years in politics, Kaine has cultivated a reputation of being a genuinely nice guy – which those close to him believe will be an asset as he campaigns.
“I think you’ll see somebody whose basic humanity and decency will come through,” Sen. Mark Warner said in an interview with CNN. “And in a world where we have too much politics of personal destruction, I think that will be a pretty refreshing sign for an awful lot of folks.”
As for his speech-giving abilities, former personal aide Beau Cribbs believes that the longtime politician really knows how to rise to the occasion.
“He puts a lot of effort into every speech, but when there is a lot on the line, he seems to take it to another level,” Cribbs told WTVR.
In addition to Kaine, Biden and Obama, other speakers for Day 3 of the DNC include Bill de Blasio, Jesse Jackson, Harry Reid, Martin O’Malley, Sigourney Weaver, Jerry Brown, Gabby Giffords, Sherrod Brown and Michael Bloomberg.