Kaine, speaking in NC, says the country needs a ‘you’re hired’ president

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s pick for vice president, extolled Clinton’s virtues and said prosperity is for everybody during a rally in Greensboro where he mostly spoke about jobs and the economy.

“Would you rather have a “you’re hired” president or a “you’re fired” president,” Kaine said during the address before hundreds at the Greensboro Transit Authority.

Prior to Kaine’s speech, he toured AmeriFab International in High Point, a manufacturer of bedding and window equipment. He says investments in manufacturing and infrastructure are key to America.

“Let’s rebuild our bridges, rebuild our roads, build ports, build airports,” Kaine said.

He said that America needs shared prosperity. “We can’t have prosperity that just goes to a few,” he said.

That would come through policies like investments in profit sharing and improving the rights of labor to organize, he said

Kaine said that Clinton is the most experienced, qualified candidate to be running for president.

Gubernatorial candidate Roy Cooper spoke prior to Kaine saying, “We have more that unites us than divides us and we need leader who will summon that spirit and not stoke our worst fears.”

Kaine picked up on the theme during his speech, taking aim at Gov. Pat McCrory and the state’s Voter ID law

“Under this current governor and this current legislature, the decision was made to make it harder for people to vote and to put barriers in their way,” Kaine said. “Why would you want to restrict the number of people who can vote?”

At least one person said it was good to see Kaine in person.

“Now I know a lot more about him and I’m excited for his future in the campaign,” said Lucas Godwin of Forsyth County.

Kaine heads to Baltimore for the National Urban League Conference Thursday while Hillary Clinton is in Las Vegas for a manufacturing tour.


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