Sen. James Webb's announcement Wednesday that he will not run for reelection sent Virginia Democrats scrambling to find a replacement in a turbulent 2012 national landscape that already is tilted in favor of Republicans.Well, good riddance Webb! You knew you'd get payback at the polls for supporting Obamacare, so, like the other phony "blue dogs," you took the coward's way out.
Having suffered losses in the 2009 gubernatorial contest and the 2010 congressional elections, Democrats in the state were hopeful that Webb, an iconoclastic Marine veteran and former Navy secretary, would enlist for another tough battle. George Allen (R), the incumbent whom Webb beat after a heated and controversial campaign in 2006, is running to regain the seat, and at least one other Republican has joined the race. The Democratic field is now suddenly wide open and relatively thin on seasoned candidates.
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Jim Webb Too Cowardly To Run In 2012, Bows Out After One Term
Virginia Senator Jim Webb, the self-proclaimed "Reagan Democrat" who was one of Obama's jokers in passing and defending Obamacare in the US Senate, will not seek re-election in 2012. (Washington ComPost).