Jim Webb has announced that he is running for the Democratic nomination for president, the fourth candidate challenging Hillary Clinton.
Webb may be one of the most interesting and complex candidates in the race: Secretary of the Navy for Ronald Reagan, former Senator from Virginia, a Viet Nam War hero, a novelist, a scholar. Webb is a staunch defender of the military who is anti-war, a populist, someone who is running to the left of Mrs. Clinton who nevertheless has some conservative positions. The author of an excellent book on the Scotch-Irish, Webb is an advocate of the Democrats’ old constituency of “the common man,” who in the midst of the recent backlash against the Confederate flag, tried to explain the complexities of that symbol in Southern culture.
Any of you supporting him?