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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Why Is Jim Webb a Democrat?

Over at NRO, Mackubin Thomas Owens has an interesting column analyzing why this former Reagan administration official has switched teams. Owens warns that, if Webb can get the nomination, Allen "is likely to be in for the fight of his life."

3 Comments:

Blogger James Atticus Bowden said...

Unless Webb has gone goofy on social issues like abortion and homosexual marriage, he will be George Allen's huge test.

Webb can run as a confusing figure - with pictures of him as Sec Navy for Reagan etc. His rhetorical skills are awesome.

But, Webb is a hot head, so he may fly off and say the wrong thing, but you can't base a campaign on that. Webb will connect with a lot of people. Read his book, Born Fighting about the Scot-Irish and his Virginia roots.

9:16 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Allen is already below 50 against both candidates, with Webb at 37%. (Thats with no name id!)


http://www.rasmussenreports.com/2006/State%20Polls/February%202006/Virginia%20Senate%20February.htm

2:41 PM

 
Anonymous Tugboat Phil said...

I served under Sec. Webb during his tenure. Unless he has previous campaigning under his belt, look for him to either explode at some point or provide plenty of fodder with off the cuff remarks. I don't recall anything remarkable that he did as SecNav, but I was pretty busy in those days.

3:06 PM

 

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