Denver (CNN) – Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, considered one of the top contenders for Barack Obama's running mate, doesn't appear disappointed that Joe Biden got the job instead.
Kaine grinned, clapped and danced to Sheryl Crow's music Sunday night at the Green Sunday concert at the scenic Red Rocks amphitheater in Denver. He was joined by his wife, Ann Holton.
Kaine told CNN he thinks Biden is "going to be great" and praised the senior senator from Delaware for his foreign policy experience and his work on the Judiciary Committee.
"He really plays it from the heart," Kaine said of Biden. "I think he will serve [Obama] well and he and Obama will make a great team."
When Crow dedicated her song, "Strong Enough," to Obama and Biden, Kaine put down his Coors Light and applauded. Crow switched up the chorus to "are you strong enough to be my man, my president."
Kaine said he was just happy to have been mentioned for Obama's number two spot. Now his focus is turning Virginia blue, noting that his state is in play for the first time since 1964.
"We're trying to get Virginia votes locked into Barack's column," Kaine said. "If we can win Virginia, he will be the next president."
Kaine later took the stage at Red Rocks to introduce musician Dave Matthews and fired up the crowd by hitting McCain for infamously not knowing how many homes he owns.
"You can't make this stuff up folks," Kaine shouted.
He admitted that when he signed onto Obama's campaign in 2007 it looked "pretty steep."
"We're not there yet but we can see it," he concluded.