RICHMOND — Virginia Sen.-elect Tim Kaine had a dream during his race this year the Democrat said Thursday epitomized the campaign for him — and it involved getting trapped in a portable toilet.
“One day, it was in about August, I was out campaigning hard … and I was staying overnight. I woke up in the morning and I’d been having this incredibly vivid dream,” Mr. Kaine said Thursday at the Associated Press’s annual “AP Day at the Capitol.” “A dream unlike any, really, that I’d ever had. And as soon I recalled the dream, I said, ‘This is going to be how I’m going to think about the 2012 election.’”
“The dream was I was at a county fair, I was politickin’, I was shaking hands, and I had to duck into a Porta-Potty. So here I am, I’ve got a blazer on, a tie and I ducked into a Porta-Potty,” he continued.
Unfortunately, someone then proceeded to tip it over.
“They tipped it over onto the door, so that I couldn’t get out, and so I had to shout for someone to help me and someone turned the Porta-Potty back [up]. I step out, clothes just covered, and I had one thought, and then I woke up, and the thought I had was, ‘I got clean clothes in the car.’ And I woke up. And when I thought about that dream that morning I said, ‘Well, that’s just going to epitomize 2012.’”
The Senate race between Mr. Kaine and Republican George Allen attracted the most spending by outside groups of any Senate race in 2012, at more than $50 million.
Though with his victory, metaphorically at least, Mr. Kaine arguably did manage to get to his clean clothes in the car.