Here is a video of the entire debate.

I thought both men performed competently.  I did not listen to it live. So I heard the press reports before I listened to the debate. After I listen to the debate, I wondered what those reporters watched. Hence, I encourage everyone to listen to the video.

Kaine did interrupt Pence quite a bit.  Why? He was probably both trying to throw Pence off stride and cover up his words. I thought the moderator, however, did a relatively decent job. She asked pertinent questions, and she let both men answer without trying to “fact check.”

Kaine focused on Donald Trump. He tried to make a long string of out context quotes and Trump’s taxes the issue. Pence did not take the bait. He focused on issues and Clinton’s record.  He defended Trump, but he did not waste his time trying to answer every charge. So he won on substance.


  1. I thought it was funny when he made that joke about his biggest challenge with Catholicism was opposition to the death penalty. It made me chuckle.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I thought that odd as well Stephen. I didn’t buy Kaine’s answer on that issue either. As governor, Kaine was not just allowing something lawful that he admits runs counter to his faith. He was actively participating in an execution system that Kaine had the authority to stop. And Kaine could have run for governor standing on that principle (even though it may have cost him the election).

      That said, I can understand how is not easy to be a perfectly principled Catholic politician, no matter which political party you call home. An uncompromisingly principled politician is not just scarce – it’s an oxymoron.


        1. Stephen,

          On the sites you gave, interesting. I’m a little leery of anything that calls itself “The Christian Democratic Party” given the many xenophobic right wing nationalist variants of that name that have been and are out there around the world. But I will try to get past the label and look into it. Thanks.


          1. It is more in the strain of the Christian democratic movements like OVP in Austria who’s political ancestor fought Hitler.

            As to the xenophobia, I was also wary of it for the same reason. Yet, our positions are race relations mirror that of great Americans like Martin Luther King Jr. and the moral censure of good philosophy and religion like the founders intended us to be.


  2. I too thought both men did a good job. Tim Kaine did a good job of running for Vice President by defending his running mate and attacking the record and policies of Trump, which is the main role of VP nominees in these things. Pence did a good job of running for President in 2016, but he did not do Trump any favors for several reasons. First of all, he did not even try to defend Trump on the several resonating criticisms that are rapidly sinking the Trump presidency. Secondly, he stated a completely opposite foreign policy on Russia and Syria than Trump (a more sane policy) which will leave Trump to try and explain the changes and differences in the next debate. Thirdly, Pence’s more unflustered Presidential composure, grasp of the issues and policies, and obvious moral centering makes Trump’s recent irratatic debate performance pale by comparison, and, given his deficiencies in all these areas, will set an impssiblly high bar for Trump in the next debate. Should be fun.

    Pence told serveral lies for which there is tape to show demonstrable falsehood, but compared to his running mate, who provably lies about every few minutes, Pence seemed like the height of factuality. I know, the press (and reality) are just biased against Republicans this year. 😭


Comments are closed.

Blog at

Up ↑

Because The Bible Wasn't Written In English

Welcome to Conservative commentary and Christian prayers from Gainesville, Virginia. That's OUTSIDE the Beltway.

Fr. Pietraszko's Corner

Discovering Truth and Love

Victory Girls Blog

Welcome to Conservative commentary and Christian prayers from Gainesville, Virginia. That's OUTSIDE the Beltway.

Through Ink & Image

...Pursuing a God Inspired Life

The Wesleyan Tribe

A lifelong United Methodist Speaking Into The Chaos Of Today

D. Patrick Collins

liberating christian thought

Healthy Mind Ministry

A Ministry Devoted To Mental Wellness Through Jesus Christ

Conservative Government

Welcome to Conservative commentary and Christian prayers from Gainesville, Virginia. That's OUTSIDE the Beltway.

The Night Wind

Welcome to Conservative commentary and Christian prayers from Gainesville, Virginia. That's OUTSIDE the Beltway.

Reclaim Our Republic

Knowledge Is Power

John Branyan

something funny is occurring

In Saner Thought

"It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error"..Thomas Paine

Christians in Motion

Why be stagnant?


Faithful servants never retire. You can retire from your career, but you will never retire from serving God. – Rick Warren


"Behold, I have come to do your will, O God." Heb. 10:7

All Along the Watchtower

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you ... John 13:34

The Bull Elephant

Conservative and libertarian news, analysis, and entertainment

Always On Watch: Semper Vigilans

Welcome to Conservative commentary and Christian prayers from Gainesville, Virginia. That's OUTSIDE the Beltway.

The Family Foundation Blog - The Family Foundation

Welcome to Conservative commentary and Christian prayers from Gainesville, Virginia. That's OUTSIDE the Beltway.

Cry and Howl

Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off. I Kings 20:11


Heal the past. Free the present. Bless the future.

Dr. Lloyd Stebbins

Deliberate Joy


The place where you can find out what Lillie thinks

He Hath Said

is the source of all wisdom, and the fountain of all comfort; let it dwell in you richly, as a well of living water, springing up unto everlasting life



PUMABydesign001's Blog

“I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.” Ronald Reagan.


The view from the Anglosphere

Freedom Through Empowerment

Taking ownership of your life brings power to make needed changes. True freedom begins with reliance on God to guide this process and provide what you need.

bluebird of bitterness

The opinions expressed are those of the author. You go get your own opinions.

Pacific Paratrooper

This site is Pacific War era information

The Isaiah 53:5 Project

Life: the time God gives you to determine how you spend eternity


Daily Thoughts and Meditations as we journey together with our Lord.

My Daily Musing

With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample our enemies. Psalms 109:13

My Walk, His Way - daily inspiration

Rudy u Martinka

What the world needs now in addition to love is wisdom. Wisdom to help us find the path to true love, peace, and joy in our lives, and our world.

Truth in Palmyra

By Wally Fry

Kingdom Pastor

Living Freely In God's Kingdom

In My Father's House

"...that where I am you may be also." Jn.14:3


Life through the eyes of "cookie"

The Lions Den

"Blending the colorful issues of life with the unapologetic truth of scripture." ColorStorm

%d bloggers like this: