But Kaine said "the part that I most don't like" is when Manchin said he'd fix what he didn't like from "Obamacare."
Kaine said West Virginia's two "very good Senators" (both Democrats) voted for health care reform, which he said has a lot to offer the state given its dismal health care statistics.
That said, Kaine believes Manchin is a good governor who would be a good senator, "but I'm not wild about the ad."
But what about the rifle, Mr. Chairman?
Kaine: "He's a hell of a shot."