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Old 06-13-2006, 08:50 PM   #1
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Jim Webb for US Senate

AP just declared Jim Webb the winner of the Democratic primary here in Virginia, glad to see the man I voted for moving on!!! He'll oppose Sen. George Allen's reelection bid in November...a man most of us here know as someone who wants Bush's job, and is basically a Mini-Dubya (he even tries to be a cowboy).

WEBB FOR SENATE!!!!!!!!

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By the way, Webb is pro gay marriage, against the Iraq war, against illegal wiretapping, fearful of the way this administration is treating the Constitution, etc. etc. He was Secretary of the Navy under Reagan and has written several books. He may have been a Republican in the past but what matters is how he stands now, which is the real right side of the issues
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This guy should give Allen a tougher race than Harris Miller would have.
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Which is why I voted for him
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Webb is pro gay marriage
That's enough to convince me that he's no longer a Republican...heh.

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That's enough to convince me that he's no longer a Republican...heh.

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Yeah, pundits on TV talk about him as if he still leans Republican, which he doesn't in the least bit.
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He has zero name recognition. He needs to work on that.
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It'll be an extremely difficult uphill battle no doubt, but we're well aware of that and willing to fight.
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Any idea why he has no money:

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But he has virtually no campaign cash, while Allen has a $7.5 million bankroll that he could use without challenge this summer. Democrats said Webb can expect help from former governor Mark R. Warner (D) and others, but only if he demonstrates an ability to raise money on his own first.

"He's going to have to raise tons of money," Moran said. "He has to get some poll numbers that show he's truly competitive."
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He's not a politician nor is he indepentently wealthy. The only reason he ran is because a bunch of grassroots bloggers started a movement, amazingly he took up their cry, ran, and even more amazingly won. His opponent in the primary, Harris Miller, is very wealthy and will help out a lot. As well as Mark Warner.
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Jim Webb's son, Jimmy, is being deployed to Iraq on Tuesday.

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Webb to forgo parades; visit son before Iraq deployment
By BOB LEWIS
AP Political Writer
August 31, 2006
RICHMOND, Va. -- Senate candidate Jim Webb will miss the Labor Day weekend parades, picnics and speeches that open the fall campaign stretch run to be with his son, who ships out with his Marine unit to Iraq next week.

Webb decided Thursday to skip the traditional holiday gatherings in Buena Vista, Covington and elsewhere that are normally must-attend events for those seeking statewide office.

Marine Lance Cpl. Jimmy Webb, 24, is deploying with his unit to combat duty, and the Democratic challenger to Sen. George Allen chose to visit his son until he leaves.

"I'm very proud of my son. Neither he nor I want him to be viewed differently than any of his fellow Marines. He's a tough young man and a fine Marine," Webb said in an e-mailed statement to The Associated Press.

Because Webb knows combat firsthand as a Marine who fought in some of the bloodiest engagements of the Vietnam War, the experience is particularly painful. When asked about it in an AP interview, tears glazed his eyes and he was momentarily unable to speak.

Webb, 60, said he saw his father, a tough career military man, cry just once: the day he left for duty in Vietnam.

"I can look at it as a father and as a Marine, but, for better or for worse, I am just more visible than other fathers," Webb said.

"I'm going through the same mental and emotional process as thousands of other parents," he said.

Among those walking the parade route in Buena Vista this year will be his Republican opponent, Allen, and two fellow Democrats, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine and former Gov. Mark R. Warner. Though the parades rarely yield real news, a top tier candidate's absence is conspicuous.

But in Webb's case, voters will understand, said Mark Rozell, a political science professor at George Mason University.

"If you weren't there because you just wanted to get a few more days' of vacation out of the summer, then that would be a problem. But I think with this, most voters will look into their hearts and understand," Rozell said.

Bidding farewell to a child bound for combat also immunizes Webb from criticism for his absence from his opponent, he said.

"It would look pretty crass for an opponent to try and make an issue of it," he said.
May he come back alive and in one piece.
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Hope he wins.
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Hey, U2dem...I'm in Virginia and intend to vote for him. However, it looks like I'll be out of the country travelling on business during the election, so I gotta figure out how one goes about voting before hand.
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I wish all the best for Jim Webb and his campaign! Work hard and you'll be proud of yourself even if you don't win.
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Hey, U2dem...I'm in Virginia and intend to vote for him. However, it looks like I'll be out of the country travelling on business during the election, so I gotta figure out how one goes about voting before hand.
See the VA BOE site:
http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/cms/Abse...ens/Index.html
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