PHOENIX — As the presidential campaign enters its final push before the Nov. 8 general election, Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine feels he and Hillary Clinton have more to prove to the voters.
“I think what we need to do is show people we can act,” he told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Mac & Gaydos on Wednesday.
Kaine said the people who typically dislike Washington, D.C. insiders typically cannot stand the drama and talk that keeps cable news running, but causes a lot of inactivity in government. Kaine said he and Clinton want to show the public that their campaign is more than promises.
“You need to do it in words, but you also need to do it in deeds,” he said.
Kaine said the past days of the race show the public can tire of words, especially with the brewing feud between the Republican Party and it’s nominee, Donald Trump.
“Now that Donald Trump is fighting with the GOP, there’s probably more churn in the days to come,” Kaine said.
The vice presidential nominee said the in-fighting is practically absent in his party and leaders are focused on and proud of Clinton, especially given her performance in the debates.
“I think people did see in her tone and her demeanor is that kind of steadiness you want to see in a president,” he said.
Kaine also touched on potential plans, should he and Clinton win the White House. He said both he and his running mate have a long history of reaching across the aisle to get things done, Kaine as a mayor and governor and Clinton as a first lady and senator.
Kaine said Clinton would like to roll out an economic package within her first 100 days in office and that immigration reform would also be among the priorities.
“I think that would be something where (there’s) a House plan and a Senate plan and a sitting down at a conference table and trying to find a path forward would make perfect sense,” he said.