Obama needs to pick a veep who is good with gun owners, says news.com.au.Â He’s not the only one though.Â Of course, the funny thing about this is the Australian media isn’t to up on a lot of our politicians:
There are two front runners. Governor Tim Kaine of Virginia is just like his stateÂ – a mix of progressive ideals and conservative values of the old rural south. A pro-gun, pro-life, Church-going family man from the heartland but also a Harvard educated lawyer and greenie.
Governor Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania is described by his local newspaper as “a laughing, back-slapping, forearm-squeezing, all-pro schmoozer”.
He is a political warhorse, renowned for his love of shooting and football as much as his formidable reputation for fundraising, grass roots organising and delivering his key state to Democratic candidates.
His prowess helped Clinton to a 10-point win in Pennsylvania.
Ed Rendell and Tim Kaine are both gun lovers?Â That’s news to me.Â Last I checked Kaine is getting behind a new round of gun control initiatives in Virginia, and Rendell is trying to bulldog the legislature into passing more gun control laws.Â Let’s also not forget that as Mayor of Philadelphia, Rendell pioneered the idea of suing the gun industry out of existence as a public nuisance.