Brooks, Collins: Speak Up, Mr. Vice Presidential Candidate. We Can Barely Hear You.

New York Times – Gail Collins: Arthur, we are on the cusp of another great moment in the campaign — vice-presidential debate! Tim Kaine takes on Mike Pence! Never has there been such an encounter since Sylvester Stallone took on Mr. T in Rocky III.

Arthur Brooks: Wait — Tim Kaine, Tim Kaine — remind me who that is again? Maybe his low profile is a sign we’re going back to the old days, when F.D.R.’s vice president would say “the vice presidency is not worth a bucket of warm piss.” (In our politically correct culture, politicians never talk like this anymore. That’s why America isn’t great.)

Gail: My favorite vice president was Thomas Marshall,…