Why Clinton picked Kaine to be her running mate

Hillary Clinton is not someone who takes many risks. She is a meticulous thinker who almost never leaps before looking. That caution has not always worked in her favor, politically speaking, but it is, without question, her defining trait. Clinton’s selection of Timothy M. Kaine, a senator from Virginia, to be her vice-presidential running mate reflects that caution — coupled with a confidence that this general-election race is hers to lose. Read more.

Published in The Washington Post, July 24, 2016.