Jim Webb, the former Virginia senator who may run for the Democratic nomination for president, released a statement on Facebook regarding the Confederate battle flag and the debate over its continued use in state-funded memorials. Here's the message:
As Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton comes under fire for shady financial dealins, Jim Webb is calling for a "new leadership model for our country." Webb, also a Democrat, is considering a presidential run.
Democrat Jim Webb told ABC News that he has been getting "a lot of support" as he's exploring a presidential run.
Host George Stephanopoulos asked, "What are you up to, exactly?"
"Well, we're actually truly exploring whether it is possible to conduct a viable campaign in this present environment where money is flooding the political process," Webb said, talking of a possible presidential run.
Former Virginia senator Jim Webb announced last night the formation of a presidential exploratory committee. Webb, a contributor to THE WEEKLY STANDARD, made the announcement in a lengthy YouTube video posted on his website:
Albert Hunt Jr., ponders in Bloomberg the possibility that James Webb might challenge Hillary Clinton in the coming campaign for the Democratic party’s presidential nomination. The column covers the expected bases (Hunt is a pro and has done thousands of thumb suckers in his career) but one paragraph does catch the reader’s attention.
On Sunday, the boss joined George Stephanopolous, David Plouffe, Peggy Noonan, and Donna Edwards on ABC's This Week to talk about Iraq, Ferguson, Rick Perry's indictment, and a potential 2016 run from former Democratic senator Jim Webb. Stephanopolous referred to a recent WEEKLY STANDARD blog post on President Barack Obama's response to ISIS's brutal murder of American James Foley, titled "Appalling."
James Webb has served in the U.S. Senate and as secretary of the Navy. He is also an accomplished writer of both novels (Fields of Fire), non-fiction (Born Fighting), and a contributor to THE WEEKLY STANDARD. And he won a Navy Cross for his service as a Marine officer in Vietnam. He is now thinking, as Rosalind S.
Last night, two Democratic senators helped block a motion to debate and vote on the president's jobs bill. That hasn't stopped Barack Obama from arguing that it was Republicans in the Senate who are solely responsible for holding up his bill's movement.
Democratic senators, Politico reports, are voicing obvious displeasure with aspects of the president's jobs plan.
“Terrible,” Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) told POLITICO when asked about the president’s ideas for how to pay for the $450 billion price tag. “We shouldn’t increase taxes on ordinary income. … There are other ways to get there.”