Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton might have a secret weapon up her sleeve in the US presidential election: throwback photos of her running mate, Tim Kaine.
The 58-year-old senator from Virginia was recently announced as Clinton’s pick for Vice President should she get elected, prompting internet sleuths to do some digging on the former civil rights lawyer.
What they uncovered, along with Kaine’s fluency in Spanish and a stint spent working with Jesuit missionaries in Honduras, was that Kaine in his younger years was a bona fide babe.
Before he became a 90s sitcom dad, young Tim Kaine was kinda bae. Hey boo. pic.twitter.com/hQchqehO3g
— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) July 28, 2016
Drawing comparisons to Superman heartthrob Henry Cavill, vintage photos of Kaine show a man who possessed the kind of piercing blue eyes, chiselled jawline and perfect hair usually seen on movie stars.
— Ommmmmmkar (@Ommmmmkar) July 28, 2016
Like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Kaine favoured long, curly hair as a twenty-something.
i would drink PBR and listen to tame impala with a young tim kaine pic.twitter.com/2FwZ1OcTpC
— Taylor Trudon (@taylortrudon) July 28, 2016
— Young Tim Kaine (@YoungTimKaine) July 30, 2016
Just dug up another of my photographs, workin the blue steel here. pic.twitter.com/cdDOIFmVxY
— Young Tim Kaine (@YoungTimKaine) July 28, 2016
Even when he was slightly older and a first-time father (Kaine now has three adult kids with wife Anne Holton), the former governor of Virginia had a certain twinkle in his eye.
But Kaine wasn’t the only American politician to get some love on social media, with some pointing out Clinton also held her own in her student years.
young Hillary Clinton was quite hot, actually… pic.twitter.com/QOIBhClxcP
— Gojira (@antriapansy) July 29, 2016
Not to mention current Vice President Joe Biden, whose classic good looks were straight out of a Ralph Lauren catalogue.
— Dee (@DeeviusDee) July 28, 2016
young Joe Biden was a DIME pic.twitter.com/j3cxxowkzf
— Boy Crushes (@myboycrushs) July 28, 2016
Unfortunately for the Republicans, the appraisals of young Donald Trump and young Ted Cruz were less than complimentary.
okay but someone explain to me why young donald trump's head looks like a pear pic.twitter.com/DyVRX3om2a
— ione ✨ (@nmighao) July 22, 2016
help I am terrified of young Ted Cruz pic.twitter.com/JVscuT4DCT
— jenna (@heeeeeresjenna) February 25, 2016
Young Ted Cruz looks like filthy frank pic.twitter.com/58yOZKgbyJ
— Scotty (@SporadicAlt) June 2, 2016