Friday, February 02, 2007
What's All the Fuss?
I may risk becoming the testy political poster, but I have noticed there has been a lot of Jim Webb bashing on this blog lately, and I don't understand why. I might be a bit defensive of him because I lived minutes from Virginia during the race and followed it quite closely. That said, it was an amazing race, and though George Allen dug his own grave in many respects (because he's CRAZY), he was quite popular in his state and Webb was not supposed to win. I believe it was the narrowest senatorial win in 2006, and without Webb the Dems would not have the majority. I realize Webb's views may not synch with the views of many on this blog, but I think it's wrongheaded to compare every politician to one's ideal candidate; rather, we have to look for the people who are doing the best job for their time and place, and for Virginia in this election, Webb was that man. Maybe posters object to the way Webb is being thrust into the limelight by congressional leaders, but they're not picking him to represent their broad social agenda; rather, they think he can strongly deliver their message on Iraq, and I think they may be right.