With all due respect again to Governor Kaine, hes been a governor for three years, hes been able but undistinguished. I dont think people could really name a big, important thing that hes done. He was mayor of the 105th largest city in America. And again, with all due respect to Richmond, Virginia, its smaller than Chula Vista, California; Aurora, Colorado; Mesa or Gilbert, Arizona; north Las Vegas or Henderson, Nevada. Its not a big town. So if he were to pick Governor Kaine, it would be an intensely political choice where he said, `You know what? Im really not, first and foremost, concerned with, is this person capable of being president of the United States?
I've said it before, but Rove's judgment won the presidency for George W Bush but lost the congress for the republicans. His grand strategy to eliminate the democrats as a viable party must be viewed as an abject failure as the dems now hold both houses and could conceivably take the presidency too. His opinion is an interesting data point worth considering, but he's long since lost his standing as oracle of the first order (IMHO).