Raising Kaine- A Cry for Help?
The Post is a call to democratic "heavy hitters" to stump and back up Tim Kaine. Lowell names a few including John Edwards. The same John Edwards who could not help John Kerry carry North Carolina or much of the south. Wes Clark is mentioned, but there really was not much support for him in 2004 as Lowell states he received 9% of the vote in the 04 primary. That was 2% more than his next choice Howard Dean. He also mentions the Clintons. I agree that Slick Willie would give Kaine a spotlight, but how much is the question and since VA is historically a red state it could go to his disadvantage. Hillary may show up as she is trying hard to move to the center, but again, this could go either way. Lowell ends with this:
- The last Democrat Ill mention for the time being not to say that there arent others who could be of great help to Tim Kaine in this election is the 800-pound gorilla in the room, Governor Mark Warner. More than any other Democrat, Warners influence will be critical in this campaign.
UPDATED: Lowell has informed me that Warner was at the Kaine kickoff. I replied that I hope Warner does not get to tired campaigning for Kaine. I would expect more if I was Kaine. They are both in Richmond and a press conference could happen anytime. I still think warner has distanced himself from the Kaine campaign.