Obama’s Rebel Yeller?

posted at 7:30 am on June 11, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

Speculation on potential running mates for Barack Obama often settles on Jim Webb, the freshman Senator from Virginia and the former Secretary of the Navy during the Reagan administration. His national-security credentials and his ability to attract centrists are often mentioned as reasons for a good match with Obama, as well as their efforts to pull Virginia out of the Republican column in the Electoral College, and perhaps the entire South. In fact, his affinity for the South may be a bigger problem than an asset:

Webb is no mere student of the Civil War era. He’s an author, too, and he’s left a trail of writings and statements about one of the rawest and most sensitive topics in American history.

He has suggested many times that while the Confederacy is a symbol to many of the racist legacy of slavery and segregation, for others it simply reflects Southern pride. In a June 1990 speech in front of the Confederate Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, posted on his personal website, he lauded the rebels’ “gallantry,” which he said “is still misunderstood by most Americans.”

Webb, a descendant of Confederate officers, also voiced sympathy for the notion of state sovereignty as it was understood in the early 1860s, and seemed to suggest that states were justified in trying to secede.

“Most Southern soldiers viewed the driving issue to be sovereignty rather than slavery,” he said. “Love of the Union was palpably stronger in the South than in the North before the war — just as overt patriotism is today — but it was tempered by a strong belief that state sovereignty existed prior to the Constitution and that it had never been surrendered.”

Webb expanded on his sentiments in his well-received 2004 book, “Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America,” which portrays the Southern cause as at least understandable, if not wholly laudable.

I’ve never really understood the fascination with Jim Webb. In the first place, Webb didn’t win his one political race as much as George Allen lost it, with his “macaca” statement. He has served in public office for a total of three years — two as Senator and less than one as the Secretary of the Navy. He actually has less experience than Obama in public service, with the exception of Webb’s four years of military service in Vietnam.

Will his writings on the Confederacy make much difference in a general election? Probably not. The one group that would be most offended would be African-Americans, and it’s doubtful that Webb would split them from Obama. Webb just wouldn’t do that much to help. He adds next to nothing to the ticket, and certainly doesn’t shore up Obama’s gaping vulnerabilities.

Maybe this will serve as a good excuse to get the speculation spotlight off of Webb. In fact, one has to wonder whether Obama’s team might have decided to tip this off in order to do just that.


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If the Dems can get away with a KKK member from WV in the Senate, why not run a pro-Rebel White guy with the first Black candidate? It’s perfect in its irony and core hypocrisy of the Democratic party.

Hening on June 11, 2008 at 7:53 AM

I have more problems with Webb’s incestuous pedophile homo-erotic writing than his Shelby Foote-like take on the Civil War.

tommylotto on June 11, 2008 at 7:58 AM

Webb is a joke, evidenced by his stomping on the campaign trail wearing a Sears suit and his son’s (who is in Iraq, you know) combat boots, and his autobiography: “Why Short Pugnacious Scots Belong in the Engine Room of the USS Enterprise”. Even Obama has enough common sense to keep “fightin’ Jimbo” off the short list.

horatio on June 11, 2008 at 7:59 AM

I’m sorry, but if the left was trying to paint a Republican this way we’d be up in arms over it. Fair is fair, so we shouldn’t be furthering this attack either.

Number 2 on June 11, 2008 at 8:00 AM

Whenever I hear about the Confederates “gallantry”, I can’t help but think of Pickett’s Charge during the battle of Gettysburg. Yes it was noble. Yes it was gallant. But in terms of military strategy, it was the last word in dumb.

This is why I place Jim Webb as a possible VP candidate in pretty much the same light that I place Pickett’s Charge.

Gallant, but dumb.

pilamaye on June 11, 2008 at 8:01 AM

I dont know. I’m a New York yankee boy and I think there is a lot to what he says about the confederacy. It gets played as South = racist slavery fans up here in liberal land but I find that to be a lot of BS.

Anyway, I have no strong feelings either way on Webb other than I remember him being a prick to Bush.

Dash on June 11, 2008 at 8:02 AM

Webb is a turncoat he used to be a Republican. I think he served as Navy Secretary for only four months before the Reagan administration fired him. He is arrogant and self serving. Likes to portray himself as a great warrior but along with the rest of the weak-kneed Democrats is willing to lose in Iraq. Good for Republicans if Obama puts him on th ticket.

apoole on June 11, 2008 at 8:04 AM

That fiasco with his gun at the airport (his assistant suppposedly had it) doesn’t help, nor does the fact he has less experience in the Senate that The Messiah.

That cheesy rug on his head is no prize, either.

JammieWearingFool on June 11, 2008 at 8:05 AM

Webb’s bigger problem may be that he has suggested on several occassions that affirmative action should only apply to blacks, to compensate for slavery and Jim Crow. He may have a good point, but the many other groups on the AA bandwagon aren’t going to be happy with that.

BuzzCrutcher on June 11, 2008 at 8:11 AM

I hope this happens. Picking Jim Webb would produce a near-total meltdown among the women who voted for Hillary. Jim Webb famously opposed women attending the service academies and serving in combat. He is as close to an actual misogynist as there is in public life today. He also adamantly opposed Bill Clinton’s attempt to get gays in the military. So there goes the gay vote too.

Webb’s general ideas about women, gays, and the Confederacy would have to make most Democrats wonder what the hell this guy is even doing in their party. And his views are well documented, not just a random “macaca” moment here or there.

rockmom on June 11, 2008 at 8:16 AM

I must admit one thing about Webb…

Most Liberal men are out right sickening examples of manliness; whiny lil big mouthed wimps with more (P) than (B) running through their veins. Webb is a whiner of sorts, but also wears a set of balls and actually acts like a man on occasion.

If Obama does choose Webb as his VP, that would be a dream ticket of sorts; this ticket would prove to the world that experience and accomplishments are not necessary to hold the most powerful positions in the world, & that the Feminization of the American public has reached majority status.

Keemo on June 11, 2008 at 8:18 AM

Well . . . one thing is certain, this arrogant, self indulgent ass will fit right in with Obama and the rest of his narcissistic, cultish gaggle.

rplat on June 11, 2008 at 8:20 AM

Heh. Only here will one of the most conservative Dems get a tongue (keyboard?) lashing. Pretty funny.

VolMagic on June 11, 2008 at 8:28 AM

rplat, you got that right. Jim Webb may be the biggest narcissist on the planet not named Bill Clinton.

rockmom on June 11, 2008 at 8:30 AM

VolMagic, Webb is not a conservative. He is a populist, or at least styles himself that way. He is totally into the Lawrence Frank ideology.

rockmom on June 11, 2008 at 8:32 AM

i can see them hugging and kissing on stage like Kery/Edwards 2004

custer on June 11, 2008 at 8:35 AM

He’s ugly. Women will stay away in droves. If they aren’t factoring in that knowing they’re on thin ice with the “sweeties” they’re crazy.

Marcus on June 11, 2008 at 8:37 AM

Two prima donnas on the one ticket … nice!

OldEnglish on June 11, 2008 at 8:41 AM

Rockmom,

I understand he is a populist. He is still one of the most conservative Dems in office. He has the highest ACU rating in the Senate for freshmen senators. Yes, it is pretty bad, but he is still highest in his class. That’s all I was saying.

VolMagic on June 11, 2008 at 8:45 AM

That should be freshmen (D) senators.

VolMagic on June 11, 2008 at 8:46 AM

Evan Bayh would make me *gulp* because he’s John Edwards without the baggage and with an even cuter family, so I do hope they pick pitbull face.

Marcus on June 11, 2008 at 8:49 AM

I have to disagree. I think Webb on the ticket takes away a lot of the perception that Democrats (especially Obama) are weak. A lot of people will feel a false sense of security with Webb on the ticket. Either way, this Confederacy stuff shouldn’t mean anything. His position probably fits in with 70% of Southerners. I even agree with him. The main motive for many of the Confederates fighting WAS sovereignty, not slavery. The statements don’t seem controversial at all.

He has suggested many times that while the Confederacy is a symbol to many of the racist legacy of slavery and segregation, for others it simply reflects Southern pride.

Duh.
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But I think Allen should run for his old in 2012 as “Okay, He’s a ‘Secret Racist’ Too, Now Let’s Pick the Best Qualified” campaign. The macaca thing was bull and so is this.

malan89 on June 11, 2008 at 8:50 AM

Dash on June 11, 2008 at 8:02 AM

Is that a New York City Yankee boy? If so, you may not be as Yankee as you think. New York City has contemplated secession several times, including during the Civil War.

p40tiger on June 11, 2008 at 8:52 AM

Webb is a whiner of sorts, but also wears a set of balls and actually acts like a man on occasion.

False. Webb used to wear a pair of balls (he did, after all, serve in Vietnam), but those balls had to be cut off as part of his initiation to the Democratic Party. Today he just gives off the illusion of balls.

malan89 on June 11, 2008 at 8:52 AM

There were never braver men then those who fought in the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of Tennessee. As Casey Stengel used to say “You can look it up.” They were the best of their generation, the essence of indomitable courage. Bash those who pushed secession, not those who answered the call to take up arms to defend their homes. As for Jim Webb his ungracious comment to President Bush back in January 2007 shows that his toupee is too tight on his head.

Hilts on June 11, 2008 at 8:58 AM

He has served in public office for a total of three years — two as Senator and less than one as the Secretary of the Navy

I think you need to add the addition three years he served as Asst Sec of Defense in the Reagan years to that list. Plus 4+ years as a Congressional Staffer.

from Wiki:

From 1977 to 1981, Webb worked on the staff of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. During this time, he also represented veterans pro-bono. Webb also taught at the Naval Academy and was criticized for a 1979 article published in the Washingtonian titled “Women Can’t Fight” [9] (see “Senate Election” below).

During the Reagan Administration, Webb served as the nation’s first Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs from 1984 to 1987.

so add 7 more National Security years to the list

the drill sgt on June 11, 2008 at 8:58 AM

Two rookies = One major mistake.

volsense on June 11, 2008 at 9:00 AM

Anyway, I have no strong feelings either way on Webb other than I remember him being a prick to Bush.

Bush asked him how his son was doing in Iraq and Webb was a complete do*chebag. Bush said “How’s your boy?”. Webb said “I’d like to get them out of Iraq, Mr. President”. Bush then said “That’s not what I asked you. How’s your boy?”. This is where Webb got all dou*hey and said “That’s between me and my boy, Mr. President”.

New York City has contemplated secession several times, including during the Civil War.

They were pushing to secede from the State of New York, not the United States. And, I have to say, it looks like a pretty good deal for NYC taxpayers. Read what you link.

malan89 on June 11, 2008 at 9:00 AM

malan89 on June 11, 2008 at 8:52 AM

Speaking of balls, don’t forget this (too bad the media and the sheeple have).
http://sweetness-light.com/archive/media-ignore-webbs-incest-homoerotic-pedophile-writings

Brat on June 11, 2008 at 9:01 AM

Dash on June 11, 2008 at 8:02 AM

Is that a New York City Yankee boy? If so, you may not be as Yankee as you think. New York City has contemplated secession several times, including during the Civil War.

p40tiger on June 11, 2008 at 8:52 AM

The Borough of Staten Island wanted to secede from New York City a few years ago. Also the New England states as well as New York seriously thought of secession because of their resentment of the Virginia dominance of the Presidency in the early years of the Republic (in the Federalist era).

Hilts on June 11, 2008 at 9:01 AM

Whenever I hear about the Confederates “gallantry”, I can’t help but think of Pickett’s Charge during the battle of Gettysburg. Yes it was noble. Yes it was gallant. But in terms of military strategy, it was the last word in dumb.

This is why I place Jim Webb as a possible VP candidate in pretty much the same light that I place Pickett’s Charge.

Gallant, but dumb.

pilamaye on June 11, 2008 at 8:01 AM

So I guess then you are not a fan of Grant’s attack at Cold Harbor?

Hilts on June 11, 2008 at 9:04 AM

Love him or hate him the prospect of pulling Virginia is a pretty strong argument for him as a pick. Malan is correct, his views on the CSA are very mainstream in the South. He does have baggage, but pulling Virginia and North Carolina out of McCain’s bag might offset that.

How say you, Virginia? Is Webb the Longstreet of 1862 or the Longstreet of 1865?

Limerick on June 11, 2008 at 9:06 AM

I’ve never really understood the fascination with Jim Webb. In the first place, Webb didn’t win his one political race as much as George Allen lost it, with his “macaca” statement. He has served in public office for a total of three years — two as Senator and less than one as the Secretary of the Navy. He actually has less experience than Obama in public service, with the exception of Webb’s four years of military service in Vietnam.

The lust on the Democratic side over Webb is for the same reason they nominated the haughty, French-looking John F. Kerry four years ago; Democrats have this idea in their heads that they can shortcut their way to erasing the idea that they’re against the military by electing someone with military experience — as opposed to doing something hard, like actually changing their positions and comments about the military. They think, like Cindy Sheehan, Webb would have “absolute moral authority” on all things military simply because he served in the military, and could insulate Obama if he proposed major cuts to the military and complete withdrawal of troops from Iraq.

But Webb’s way too much of a loose canon to get very far, especially since his potential selection as VP would provide folks like Al or Jesse — who’ve lost their status as the most important arbiters of race in the Democratic Party — a chance to get back into the game and gain some leverage over Obama, if he were to seriously consider, or even nominate Webb (who, if he actually does ignore the warning signs and picks him before Denver, could be the shortest-serving running mate since McGovern tabbed Thomas Eagleton in 1972).

jon1979 on June 11, 2008 at 9:08 AM

if Webb is nominated, pay close attention to Stormfront sites. No telling what they make think with someone like Webb a heart beat from the presidency, obama’s heart beat.

jp on June 11, 2008 at 9:09 AM

Doesn’t the fact that he would be willing to work for Obama as his boss reinforce his message of gallantry over bigotry?

Limerick on June 11, 2008 at 9:18 AM

Obama would be more likely to win Virginia by picking Tim Kaine, and he would be a better pick all around anyway. Like jon1979 said, voters know when Democrats are window-dressing about the military. And Webb’s son serving in Iraq doesn’t matter in this election because McCain has two sons who are serving. Tim Kaine is actually popular in Virginia and was the first Governor to endorse Obama. He is the reason Obama won the Virginia primary. Jim Webb sat on the sidelines with his finger in the wind. Kaine is also a Catholic and has a genuine voice about faith. Kaine won a real election in which there wasn’t a “macaca” sort of thing that handed it to him.

rockmom on June 11, 2008 at 9:19 AM

Jim Webb’s about as likable as Barak Obama’s wife.

I’ve never understood the left’s fascination with him either, except that when the talent pool gets so shallow, that’s what you’re left with.

petefrt on June 11, 2008 at 9:23 AM

Experience? We don’t need no stinkin’ experience.

We are DEMOCRATS.

EJDolbow on June 11, 2008 at 9:23 AM

Nothing wrong with respecting the Confederacy. This isn’t a reason not to like him, there are plenty of others.

eski502 on June 11, 2008 at 9:26 AM

He is still one of the most conservative Dems in office.

VolMagic on June 11, 2008 at 8:45 AM

That’s like saying Cell Block D at Rikers has the most innocent prisoners.

fogw on June 11, 2008 at 9:26 AM

There’s a lot of bad stuff to say about Webb.

However, I do believe that there would be at least one positive thing that could come out of this. (I’m not saying that it would justify all the bad stuff Webb’s liberalism would effect) That could be the MSM being forced to deal with Webb’s pro-Confederate issues and in turn educate the average American with a faulty understanding of what the Confederacy was about and of the significance of the Civil War in our lives today. I’m speaking as a formerly ignorant Yankee. The Civil War did not start out about slavery, though it did end that way. I believe the South was right on issues of states rights but was dead wrong on slavery.

With that being said, I now go back to reafirm that Webb is a purely emotion driven liberal who overall would be a bad option as POTUS if anything happened (God forbid) to Obama.

shick on June 11, 2008 at 9:26 AM

he one group that would be most offended would be African-Americans, and it’s doubtful that Webb would split them from Obama.

Very true. Obama could be caught dancing on MLK’s grave wearing a white hood, fresh off his murder of a busload of school children and liberals and blacks would still vote for him.

I don’t think that too many in the south will flock to Obama because of Webb, either. They see too many of the dangers of Obama to blindly follow Webb.

Grafted on June 11, 2008 at 9:29 AM

malan89 on June 11, 2008 at 9:00 AM

After the Emancipation Proclaimation, in July 1863, the city of New York erupted into an anti-draft riot, where blacks were killed in the streets because New Yorkers didn’t like fighting for emancipation. I believe in Ken Burn’s “Civil War” it mentions that at this time, NYC also contemplated secession (not to join the Confederacy, but to become an “open city”).

And as far as me reading my links, maybe you should also:

Mayor Fernando Wood, widely considered the most corrupt in the city’s history, proposed the secession of the city as a sovereign city-state to be called the Free City of Tri-Insula (Tri-Insula meaning “three islands” in Latin), and incorporating Manhattan, Long Island and Staten Island

While the article also notes that the idea was too radical, it was contemplated. Note the words “Sovereign City-State.”

p40tiger on June 11, 2008 at 9:35 AM

A lot of Democrats are still in love with Jim Webb primarily because he beat George Allen and took Allen out of the presidential race. A lot of Democrats really feared Allen as a presidential candidate, and others simply viscerally hated him. He would have cleared the field early and united the Republican party, and raised a ton of money while Hillary and Obama were duking it out. Mark Warner might not have even tried to run for the other Senate seat in Virginia if Allen were still around.

rockmom on June 11, 2008 at 9:43 AM

p40tiger on June 11, 2008 at 9:35 AM

I’ll give it to you. They did discuss it.

malan89 on June 11, 2008 at 9:52 AM

As revealed in The Reagan Diaries, President Ronald Reagan wrote on February 22, 1988: “I don’t think Navy was sorry to see him go.”

Enough said.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on June 11, 2008 at 9:55 AM

He adds next to nothing to the ticket, and certainly doesn’t shore up Obama’s gaping vulnerabilities.

But Obama is not running a substance campaign. He only cares about Webb’s image. He’ll simply try and sell Webb to centrists.

Theworldisnotenough on June 11, 2008 at 9:57 AM

I’m surprised I haven’t heard Mark Warner’s name floated around as a VP possibility. He had about an 80% approval rating when he left VA’s governor mansion. I know he’s planning on running for the Senate (to fill John Warner – no relation – seat), but if the Democrats really want to win VA Mark Warner is probably the best chance they have.

Yossarian on June 11, 2008 at 10:02 AM

I’m surprised I haven’t heard Mark Warner’s name floated around as a VP possibility. He had about an 80% approval rating when he left VA’s governor mansion. I know he’s planning on running for the Senate (to fill John Warner – no relation – seat), but if the Democrats really want to win VA Mark Warner is probably the best chance they have.

Yossarian on June 11, 2008 at 10:02 AM

John Warner was not much of a Republican.

Hilts on June 11, 2008 at 10:11 AM

Hmm, I wonder why none of this was bothered to be looked into when he ran against Allen by our stalwart, wonderful bulwark against facism Deciders in our Media Party?

Bulwark against facism. Yep.

benrand on June 11, 2008 at 10:18 AM

I don’t like his politics, except for his 2A support and his vote on the FISA bill.

However, I don’t like to get into totally trashing Webb. His book Born Fighting is fascinating, though marred by its populist POV. He’s a prickly SOB, but he’s also smart and very tough. He signed up for the Marines knowing that the casualty rate for Marine 2 lts was 80%, and he was awarded every medal from the Navy Cross on down.

That said, I think he’d be a bad vp, and if he were running on the Dem ticket, I would still continue to do everything I can legally do to insure Obama’s defeat.

juliesa on June 11, 2008 at 10:28 AM

Bash those who pushed secession, not those who answered the call to take up arms to defend their homes.

Absolutely right. If it weren’t for the Civil War, slavery would have been a part of the South for another 50 years at least (or until machines or Mexicans could take their place as workers in the fields). There weren’t enough people in the South to work the fields (without imported slaves – indentured servants) so that the industrial north could be supplied with cotton and produce. The Civil War wasn’t about slavery. . .

There are tributes to the incredibly brave Confederate soldiers defending their homes in town squares all over the South. War is horrible, but defending your home and freedom is incredibly admirable.

ThackerAgency on June 11, 2008 at 10:38 AM

One reason some of the Dems are so hot for Webb is the perception that he could bring in the Hillary-Appalachia-white working class vote. From what I’ve read, though, Webb’s narrow win came mostly from the DC suburbs, which is already Obama turf. The rural areas of VA went for Allen. So I agree with those who say he really wouldn’t bring that much to the ticket electorally.

juliesa on June 11, 2008 at 10:39 AM

To clarify. . .

If it weren’t for the Civil War, slavery would have been a part of the South for another 50 years at least

meaning that if the South thought the war was about abolishing slavery, they wouldn’t have fought. They needed people to help them work the fields. It didn’t have to do with racism as much as they needed people to work in the fields. Many white immigrants were indentured servants as well (like the role Mexicans play today).

ThackerAgency on June 11, 2008 at 10:41 AM

After reading the posts here I see that the vast majority of you people don’t know the difference between a picture of you own ass and a hole in the ground! The so-called Civil War (it was not) was no more about slavery than World War 2 was about the Jewish People or the Holocaust! The states ARE SOVERIGN, and do have a right to secede from the union! If you think not than I suggest you take down that candy stripped flag you are so proud if and turn your ass over to the English, because the 13 STATES in 1776 had NO right to secede from Crown! I also suggest you READ the 10th Amendment of the Constitution!

As for this Civil War crap… a civil war is a war between two or more factions, or groups fighting for control of one government! The Confederate government had no more of a desire to over run, or control the government of the United State and more than the 13 colonies in 1776 wanted to control the government in London England!

The stupidity and ignorance of the American people knows no bounds!

Confederate on June 11, 2008 at 11:44 AM

He’s a prickly SOB, but he’s also smart and very tough. He signed up for the Marines knowing that the casualty rate for Marine 2 lts was 80%, and he was awarded every medal from the Navy Cross on down.

juliesa on June 11, 2008 at 10:28 AM

Yes he was a brave man, so was George McGovern (a bomber pilot in World War II). However like McGovern, he is a lousy, dangerous politician.

Hilts on June 11, 2008 at 11:47 AM

He’s a nut–therefore a great choice for Obambi

james23 on June 11, 2008 at 12:03 PM

If the Dems can get away with a KKK member from WV in the Senate, why not run a pro-Rebel White guy with the first Black candidate? It’s perfect in its irony and core hypocrisy of the Democratic party.

Hening on June 11, 2008 at 7:53 AM

The rebels were correct. Lincoln destroyed Federalism, it just took till Wilson for a President to realize it.

He also removed the one real check against the Federal Government and that was Secession for oppressive behavior.

Tim Burton on June 11, 2008 at 1:10 PM

Loose cannon…This guy couldn’t go three months without making a complete a$$ of himself…The comment about wanting to punch out the President when GW asked about his son in Iraq and the not so concealed weapon charge are two recent examples. Add in the homo-erotic writings and you have the makings of a real fruit salad…Obama’s too smart to get mixed up with Webb.

Nozzle on June 11, 2008 at 1:12 PM

I’m so sad. This is what has become of my home state of VA. I grew up in Fairfax and back then it was conservative. Then the libs moved in – probably because we had some of the best public schools in the country and low crime, (gee, I wonder why that was?) Now look at Annandale and some other No. Va. suburbs inside the beltway. The libs are making it a toilet like they make everyplace they decide to settle down. They’re trying to invade Loudoun, now too, (where my parents now live and have since the ’80′s.) They get their carpetbagger Dem candidates to run there thinking that people in Loudoun are a bunch of hucklebillies. No. Va was not always so dimwitted, my friends. I wish the Jackasses would get the hell out of my Red State and move across the river where they belong.

foxforce91 on June 11, 2008 at 1:18 PM

Whenever I hear about the Confederates “gallantry”, I can’t help but think of Pickett’s Charge during the battle of Gettysburg. Yes it was noble. Yes it was gallant. But in terms of military strategy, it was the last word in dumb.

This is why I place Jim Webb as a possible VP candidate in pretty much the same light that I place Pickett’s Charge.

Gallant, but dumb.

pilamaye on June 11, 2008 at 8:01 AM

Actually, it was probably brilliant.

Lost Triumph

Had it worked, it would have destroyed McCellan’s force. It was a great flanking move. Also, that book answers why a brilliant general would make such a “dumb” move. It wasn’t move, it was a great flanking action.

Tim Burton on June 11, 2008 at 1:25 PM

It is frankly a good fit. Webb writes and Obama speaks.

moxie_neanderthal on June 11, 2008 at 1:27 PM

If Barry Hussein fingers an angry white male politician who has an undue love for the Confederacy (and who always looks like he’s about to blow a gasket) for VP, it would be a gift from the gods. Please, please Loki, show BO the light.

Travis Bickle on June 11, 2008 at 1:59 PM

I live in VA, and I’m constantly disgusted that this man represents my state in the Senate.

Vyce on June 11, 2008 at 2:35 PM

Come on people, atleast he didn`t say macaca. :)

ThePrez on June 11, 2008 at 3:01 PM

Personally, I am offended that he represents my state and country. But on the other hand, he’s the perfect compliment to the “messiah.” Both are clueless.

I still cannot believe that Senator Allen lost to this guy. Allen should be our nominee for President instead of Mac-Dim-ocrat.

jdsmith0021 on June 11, 2008 at 3:16 PM

Webb is a turncoat he used to be a Republican. I think he served as Navy Secretary for only four months before the Reagan administration fired him.

aengus on June 11, 2008 at 5:38 PM