Race to race, the Republicans are putting up candidates that are quite far out of the mainstream in terms of should we have passed the Civil Rights Act or does Social Security need to exist.— Tim Kaine
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Most evil in the world is only partly because of an evil person.
Most of it is because of the complicity of bystanders.
No couples in Virginia can adopt other than a married couple - that's the right policy.
We spend at least $5 for remedial education right now for every dollar we put in early childhood education. All the studies on early childhood education show this is going to pay for itself.
Matters about reproduction and intimacy and relationships and contraception are in the personal realm. They're moral decisions for individuals to make for themselves.
I think if you run away from who you are, that you're a Democrat and you're proud to be a Democrat, it's foolish. And the reason it's foolish is you've got a lot to be proud of.
The current situation in Iraq is ultimately a crisis of governance, which has allowed extremist groups to take advantage of disillusioned segments of the Iraqi population.
Donald Trump doesn't have a plan. He said, I have a secret plan, and then he said, um, I know more than all the generals about ISIS. And then he said, I'm going to call the generals to help me figure out a plan. And finally he said, I'm going to fire all the generals. He doesn't have a plan. But he does have dangerous ideas.
The great presidents are people who watch out for others.
If you want to know about the character of somebody in public life, look to see if they have a passion that has animated them throughout their life, whether they were in office or out, whether they were winning elections or losing them.
The American economy has always been the innovator in the world, and we're starting to see some tremendous increases in innovation, especially in the clean energy sector.
I was the legal counsel in the effort to amend the Virginia Constitution to give Virginians the right to hunt and fish constitutionally, and we are one of the few states in the country to protect that right.
I just want to serve people. I know it sounds like a simple cliche.
I worry that a Trump presidency doesn't show the true face of America to the world, but I think that peaceful protest all around this country, it showed to the world who we really are.
When I talk to people outside the beltway, I don't think people are that divided.
I'm not going to be anybody's punching bag.
You have got to connect your land use decisions with transportation decisions.
I say we are climbing out of a ditch and we are climbing up.
The terrorist threat to American troops has decreased in some ways because there's not 175,000 in a dangerous part of the world. There's only 15,000.
Tim Kaine is your friend's dad who catches you smoking weed at a sleepover and doesn't rat you out but talks to you about brain development.
No great president in the USA has been primarily a me-first person.
I think people are very focused on the economic issues.
They want an economy that works for everybody.
The job of a legislator is much more fixing existing law, revising it, improving it, than it is passing something that doesn't exist.
Midterm elections for first-term presidents are notoriously difficult.
Donald Trump proposes to deport 16 million people, 11 million who are here without documents. And both Donald Trump and Mike Pence want to get rid of birthright citizenship. So if you're born here, but your parents don't have documents, they want to eliminate that. That's another 4.5 million people.
My sense is that economic anxiety means electoral volatility.
But people ought to be proud to be Democrats right now.
You know, we're a happy warrior party. And this Congress has every reason to be very, very proud of the heavy lifting that they have done.
In the wake of Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, where she was the architect of the Obama administration's foreign policy, we see entire portions of the world, particularly the wider Middle East, literally spinning out of control.
I think you should live your moral values.
But the last thing, the very last thing that government should do is have laws that would punish women who make reproductive choices. And that is the fundamental difference between a Clinton-Kaine ticket and a Trump- Pence ticket that wants to punish women who make that choice.
Donald Trump, again and again, has praised Vladimir Putin and it's clear that he has business dealings with Russian oligarchs who are very connected to Putin.
I'm not going to give a courtesy gift to a person who's going to win, and I'm not going to give a sympathy gift to a person who's going to lose.
Mike Pence did ask this question about debt and the debt explosion on the [Donald] Trump plan is much, much bigger than anything on the [Hillary] Clinton side.
If you think, what was the last really big, big accomplishment for the nation that came purely out of the legislature? It might be the Americans with Disabilities Act. I mean that really was a legislative creation.
Hillary Clinton has that, a passion to empower families and kids, and a desire to measure health of society by how families and kids are doing. You can see this from her service as a lawyer, first lady of Arkansas, and United States senator, and secretary of state.
I was a Democratic governor with two Republican houses.
I think it is really, really important that those of us who have deep faith lives don't feel that we could just substitute our own views for everybody else in society, regardless of their views.
Vladimir Putin is a dictator. He's not a leader. Anybody who thinks otherwise doesn't know Russian history and they don't know Vladimir Putin.
Americans need to worry about whether Trump will be watching out for America's bottom line or his own bottom line.
Losing a son, losing a daughter, a brother, a sister, losing a close friend - it can go beyond grief to isolation and feeling despair.
My sense is, as governor I've gotten a lot of stuff done.
When a guy running for president will not support the troops, not support veterans, not support teachers, that's really important.
A president should take action to defend the United States against eminent threat. You have to. The president has to do that.
To beat terrorism, there's only one candidate who can do it and it's Hillary Clinton.
I will always be a partner with the president of the United States.
When Hillary Clinton was a U.S. senator, she voted for some trade deals when they met her standards, but she voted against others when they didn't.
Nations that pay for outcomes and health actually spend a lower percentage of GDP, and they have better outcomes. And so the Affordable Care Act is starting to make that migration, but we've got to keep down that path, and we'll improve outcomes and reduce cost.
I have lived according to rules that I embrace, but I don't feel like my job is to force others to embrace the rules that I embrace for myself.
The thing I would worry a little bit about is Donald Trump owes about $650 million to banks, including the Bank of China. I'm not sure he could stand up so tough to the people who have loaned him money.
One of the reasons people love Joe Biden is he just kind of says what he thinks.
He's a guy whose heart is on his sleeve, and that's one of the things people love about him.
We all have opinions and I don't think you need to apologize for your opinions.