“George Allen has been consistent in his push to reduce the tax burden placed on businesses and individuals,” said Nicole Riley, State Director, NFIB Virginia. “He has shown solidarity with our membership by publicly expressing his opposition to recent National Labor Relations Board actions such as ‘ambush elections’ and his push to enact real health-care reform that lowers costs for individuals and small businesses really resonates with NFIB members in Virginia. George Allen is the proven small-business advocate that our members so desperately need in Virginia.”
Tim Kaine, on the other hand, seems to want to hide from his endorsements. Sure, he’ll take credit for the Virginia Credit Union trade association endorsement, but absolutely no where on his site does he proclaim his pride in receiving the endorsement of the Virginia AFL-CIO back in January.
Yup, Tim Kaine was endorsed by the AFL-CIO, had a quote in their release and everything, but has tried his best to hide that endorsement from the public view.
Know what else is missing from Tim Kaine’s website? Take a peek. Check his Facebook too. Do you see any mention of Barack Obama? Or any pictures or posts about his visit to Virginia where Tim Kaine spoke before him?
No. You don’t.
Tim Kaine is trying to quietly embrace elements of the left that Virginian’s might not be comfortable with. He says he’s proud of the union endorsement and an unabashed supporter of the President, but does he put either of those anywhere on his own public forums for visitors to find?
No. He wants it both ways:
Hey, guys who love unions and Obama, I’m with you, I’m at your events, see! Yay!
Wait, don’t worry independent voters, I’m not so extreme, I mean, look at my website, do you see any talk of unions or the unpopular President?
Tim Kaine: hiding his record, hiding his supporters, hiding from Virginians.