Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Webb As VP Pick?

Taegan Goddard's Political Wire thinks that Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) will be at the top of the list for Vice Presidential choices.

In a post entitled "A Time to Fight" they state:

In early 2000, Sen. Joseph Lieberman raised his national profile by writing a book, In Praise of Public Life, that helped position him to be Al Gore's running mate. The slim manifesto essentially showed he shared Gore's passion for good government.

Now, Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) has a new book coming out that just might help him be Sen. Barack Obama's running mate.

According to the book jacket, A Time to Fight: Reclaiming a Fair and Just America "presents a clear-eyed, hard-hitting plan of attack for putting government to work for the people, rather than special interests, and for restoring the country's standing around the world."

Marc Ambinder notes the timing "is impeccable: right when Obama is starting to look around, ah, here's a guy who can go toe-to-toe with John McCain on national security, is beloved by white working class voters, puts Virginia into play instantly, and has a charming way with the media."

I certainly agree that Jim Webb would be a plus to the Democratic ticket in the Fall. I just hope that he doesn't end up like Joe Lieberman (I-CT).

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