Jim Webb is Silent
With the Senate debating Iraq all week Jim Webb has been silent. After his welcome to prime time Monday the only thing out of the Webb campaign has been Gov Kaine pleading for me to send Webb money to spend on cartoons and bogus websites. This makes it Day 4-Born Ducking. Why the silence Jim? Nothing more on debates, nothing on your buddies in the Senate. From the Allen Campaign
Webb Silent as Senate Debates Iraq
Allen Supports Strategic Plan for Success, Opposes Kerry Plan for Retreat as Webb Vacillates in Silence
ARLINGTON, VA - Despite basing his entire campaign on opposing the war in Iraq, Democratic Senate candidate James H. Webb, Jr. remained silent this week while the U.S. Senate debated and voted on amendments to immediately withdraw from Iraq, including one sponsored by his close political ally, Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts.
"James H. Webb, Jr. suddenly lost his voice this week as his close friends and political allies, John Kerry, Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer, tried to pass a strategic plan for retreat in Iraq," said Dick Wadhams, campaign manager for U.S. Senator George Allen's reelection campaign. "James H. Webb, Jr. did not utter a word this week as the very people who threw their arms around him and dragged him across the line in the Democratic Primary attempted to immediately pull out of Iraq."
Senator Allen voted against an amendment by Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, who supported and campaigned with James H. Webb, Jr. in the Democratic Primary, that would have required American withdrawal from Iraq in one year.
"Before entering the cone of silence this week, James H. Webb, Jr.'s earlier public statements on Iraq were vacillating and inconsistent," Wadhams said. "He has publicly rejected a specific timetable for withdrawal but then said we should withdraw forces within two years. He has said he would not withdraw troops immediately while in another interview he said 'I just think we need to get our people out'."