Tim Kaine is the proud pro-abortion running mate for abortion advocate Hillary Clinton. But back in 2005 he wasn’t exactly enamored with the idea of her becoming the Democrat party’s nominee.
In this video from 2005 Kaine is shown saying he thinks he would probably support Hillary Clinton if she were the nominee but the endorsement is a tepid one at best.
In the video, Kaine is shown retreating from his liberal political values and essentially doing everything possible to say he would only support Clinton if she were the nominee because he would be a “good team player.” That’s not exactly a ringing endorsement from Clinton’s own running mate.
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine had essentially nothing positive to say about Hillary Clinton in a 2005 debate, saying he would only support her for the presidency because he was a “team player” for the Democratic Party.
Kaine was participating in a 2005 Virginia gubernatorial debate against Jerry Kilgore, when moderator Tim Russert pressured him regarding his self-professed conservatism.
“Mr. Kaine … you once said you were a proud liberal,” Russert said. “Your TV commercials now say you’re a conservative on some social and cultural issues. Would you feel comfortable with Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee in 2008?”
The question itself provoked laughter from both the crowd and Kaine, who gave the weakest possible endorsement of Clinton.
“I’m a team player,” Kaine said to a laugh from the crowd. “If my team decides that Hillary Clinton is the right person, you’ll see me working for my team, because I want America to be strong, and I believe we are on the right path right now as Democrats to build a strong America.”