Dem Watch #2
As I said here, the Webb fans would soon start to question long time leader Sen Marsh. I predicted this saying "That leaves the Webb crew no choice but to attack Marsh. Losing battle there me thinks. Don't forget Marsh is not alone in this." Slantblog takes up the challenge calling Sen Marsh "out of touch". That could be true, but what about the 6 other black leaders who endorsed Miller? I stand by my views and say that a bunch of white bloggers vs elected black leaders....Bloggers lose.
The Mason Conservative offers five simple points about this primary. He also touches on what Shaun and Republitarian are saying. The MC writes "So bascally, each side is accusing the other of being "Republican." I love it. One guy, Webb, is a cloest conservative who yearns for Jim Crow; the other, Miller, apparently is a big-money conservative who throws the dough to everyone. And yet conservatives want nothing to do with either of them." This is a must read.
The last post of this issue goes to my friend Conaway. For apparent reasons I value his opinion dearly. His post is top notch as always and he points out that after these endorsements from the black caucus that Webb's theory, which he quotes and adds a nice closing sentence. Conaway writes:
"the greatest realignment in modern politics would take place rather quickly if the right national leader found a way to bring the Scots-Irish and African Americans to the same table, and so to redefine a formula that has consciously set them apart for the past two centuries." With nearly half of the Commonwealth's Legislative Black Caucus on board with his opponent, Mr. Webb may just get the chance to test out his theory...on himself.
I think it is safe to say that Webb's theory is offensive to some. If you look at those impressed with his theory, they are not the ones it concerns. My family history in the SWVA coalfields, whether Scots - Irish or not, does not compare to black history. I can easily see why some take issue with that.