I will not postpone this with recount talk. James H Jim Webb is our new Senator. Allen carried the coalfield counties as I predicted with about 24,000 votes to Webb's 22,000. Allen also won my home district (9th) with 54.89% to Webb's 44.02%. I would call that a landslide in the 9th district where Webb has his family strong hold.
The question is will Webb be the conservative independent thinker he campaigned as, or will he be a rubber stamp for Kennedy, Kerry, and Clinton. Time will tell. Webb will soon represent not only his supporters , but the million who voted against him. He will represent the 55% here in the 9th who are apparently different from the rest of the state. We will be represented? I hope so. After all, Webb wrote a book about us called Born Fighting. I hope his words stand true. I am doubtful about that after the comments made by his supporters against us during his campaign as Webb remained silent. Webb wrote that the mountain folk here are the builders and backbone of this nation. That is something the Lowell Felds and FT Reas will never understand.
Jim Webb you will soon represent the 75% in the 9th district who voted to protect traditional marriage. These are the people you wrote about. The ones who live where a church is on every road. The ones whose faith and family are the most important things in life. I hope you represent us well.