Sam Smith - Hillary Clinton's selection of Tim Kaine for veep is not as bad on voting record grounds as some have suggested. For example he got 90% approval by Americans for Democratic Action in their last accounting compared to 95% for Bernie Sanders. On the other hand he is as bad as Clinton on a key issue - TPP - and his selection shows no consideration towards the significant Bernie wing of the party. Clinbton and the DNC - joined bytheir media puppies - consider the Bernie crowd an annoyance rather than a constituency, when it is in reality the voice of a generation that will only get louder as the older crowd continues to fade.
Clinton's veep choice is another non-ideological sign of a problem she has. Although liberals in denial refuse to admit it, she's not a particularly good politician. To be in a statistical tie with someone has crazy and sick as Donald Trump is not a product of fate but of failure.
My theory is that her husband grew up in a corrupt family and culture, including a mother who hung out at race tracks with mobsters. From a young age he learned how to lie and fool people, to play it tough, and to work the system. Hillary Clinton married into Clintonism from a Methodist family in the suburbans of Chicago. She had to learn corruption from her husband and never did it all that well.
It's seems too late for the Democrats to recover some sanity and find another choice. But if so, Clinton still needs to be elected for the Bernie revolution to continue in full swing. Elect her and then, taking advantage of her chronic political incompetence, become the force that determines the Democratic future.