When Jim Webb quit the Democratic presidential race on Oct. 20 with low poll numbers and a minimal debate presence, the former senator from Virginia left open the possibility he would return to run in in a different political guise.
How gratifying to hear a leading presidential candidate sound like a normal American and not get punished for it. Newt Gingrich once called Democrats “the enemy of normal Americans.” Who’s looking normal now?
Hillary Clinton takes the debate stage for the first time in this campaign Tuesday night to face four rivals looking for something — anything — to knock down her lead in the race for the Democratic nomination for president.
Practically everybody’s “telling it like it is.” But that is hardly enough to stand out in a year like this. There are about 20 candidates and many have unfiltered personalities, nothing to lose, or both.
Former Senator Jim Webb, who is exploring a candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination, has made his chances sink even lower — by trying to mount some kind of measured defense of the Confederate flag.
Like President Obama, Jim Webb won a U.S. Senate seat in large part based on his opposition to the Iraq War, a conflict that dominated Democratic primary politics between 2004 and 2008 and support for which probably sank Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions. Webb has been out-front on the issue since his election in 2006, and […]