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Friday, February 03, 2006

VA-Sen: Wait - Webb's Not Out!

Posted by DavidNYC

A few days ago, I passed along an item from Raising Kaine which said that James Webb was out of the running for VA-Sen. But wait, not so fast!

As you all know, earlier this week I reported that James Webb had decided not to run for U.S. Senate from Virginia this year. This was based on direct contact with Webb, and was information that was rock solid at the time. However, times change. Today, I met with James Webb for 3 hours, along with my colleagues Josh Chernila and Lee Diamond, and I am authorized to say the following on Webb’s behalf: “Webb is definitely not out. Stay tuned for an announcement next week.”

This is good news. As I've said in the past, I think Webb is the most attractive candidate we can offer for this race. If you agree with me, you can head over to his website and send a brief friendly note encouraging him to run. You can also fill out the Draft James Webb petition.

(Hat tip to thegools.)

P.S. Speaking of VA-Sen, this man seriously wants to be president?

Indeed, here is what Senator George Allen of Virginia, who is considering a bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, said when asked his opinion of the Bernanke nomination.

"For what?"

Told that Mr. Bernanke was up for the Fed chairman's job, Mr. Allen hedged a little, said he had not been focused on it, and wondered aloud when the hearings would be. Told that the Senate Banking Committee hearings had concluded in November, the senator responded: "You mean I missed them all? I paid no attention to them."

We always knew you were a lightweight, Sen. Allen. Thanks for the extra evidence.

(Thanks to HoosADem.)

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"Definitely not out"=definitely in, in my opinion.

This is great news. Harris Miller looks like a complete sleazeball--I mean, just reading about him makes me kinda sick, and I'm a very tolerant, pragmatic, "big tent" kinda guy when it comes to candidates. But Miller? Dude lobbied for Diebold and gives half his political donations to Republicans. Um, sorry, but when you split your donations 50/50, it seems to me like you're hedging your bets and/or bribing people instead of giving to people who share your beliefs.


Webb, on the other hand, while I may not support all of his positions, seems like an ace guy. Thoughtful, articulate, appealing, with a solid resume. We could use another Fighting Dem in the Senate! Go Webb!

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