LTE: Kaine Is a Proven Leader

Sterling reader weighs in on why she supports the Democrat in the U.S. Senate race in Virginia.

Dear editor,

From his time as mayor of Richmond to governor of Virginia, Tim Kaine has proven he cares about results and he knows what matters to Virginians. We want good jobs, good schools, and we want to make sure our veterans and our seniors are given the benefits they have earned. Tim Kaine will make these issues a priority in the Senate and we can count on him to compromise with Republicans and Democrats to get this done.

His opponent George Allen is a divisive figure who attacks Democrats – notably saying, “let’s enjoy knocking their soft teeth down their whining throats.” That’s not the type of leader we need right now. Allen’s presence in the Senate would just exacerbate the divisive, partisan climate that is already plaguing Washington. We need someone who will make Virginia values a priority and get results by working together and compromising. We need Tim Kaine.

Joan Kowalski
Sterling, Virginia

Rick Tocchet November 01, 2012 at 09:47 PM
VA_in_VA November 02, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Wow! cogent mature reasoned response ... but as the tea-bagging NoVA types, this is all the reasoning you can expect. Come Tuesday when the election is over, you can go hide in the basement and wait for the second coming while the mature and intelligent among us continue the digging from the 9% GDP hit the Neo-Con idiots left us. We are almost even again now and no matter what way you attempt to "spin" it - the trend line is nothing but up. Sorry you loosing, but go and hide and it won't be so bad.
Thad Hunter November 03, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Since you mentioned education, I would point out that Tim Kaine cut $120 million in NoVa education which resulted in a bipartisan rebuke in writing from almost every legislator in NoVa. George Allen helped create the 529 college savings program and pushed accountability standards. Kaine is content to simply pour more money into the system. I realize that Kaine has a smooth, professorial style much like Barack Obama; however, he also has a thin skin and often uses racial accusations to disarm his opponents. In short, he’s only bipartisan when you agree him. Ask the Republican legislators who worked with him.


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