Jim Webb went to the White House last September. The Virginia senator was meeting with the president to discuss Guantanamo detainees. The conversation soon shifted to healthcare. "I told him this was going to be a disaster," Webb recalls. "The president believed it was all going to work out."
Webb, who voted for the health care bill like every other Democrat in the Senate, tells Kuhn: "I'm very concerned about the transactional nature of the Democratic Party. It's evolved too strongly into interest groups rather than representing working people, including small business people."
The senator also says he's not sure if he'll run for reelection in 2012: "Still sorting that out ... "I'm not saying I'm not." Webb raised just over $16,000 in the third quarter.
Hat tip: Ben Smith