What will Jim Webb do?
What will Jim Webb do seems to be a popular question. Waldo had this interesting view last week writing "During the election, some Virginia Republicans confused Jim Webb with his supporters." I told a fellow blogger months ago that if Webb wins, republicans really don't lose. While at the blogger's conference in Martinsville I asked many of the Webb supporters if they had read Born Fighting. Most popular answer-skimmed through it. I found that odd. The first thing I did when Webb's name entered the arena was to check Born Fighting out of the library. Two weeks later I purchased a first edition off Ebay for 99 cents. Fellow blogger and Allen supporter ImNotEmeril got a copy also. We had many discussions about Webb's opus during the following months. If this book is a view into the soul of the man, then Waldo is right in his post that Webb will be no hero to the liberal Democrats. One blogger writes "Webb is an odd duck on the Democratic side. He is more conservative than a number of Republicans. The President will have to worry more about satisfying Olympia Snowe than James Webb."
This will be interesting politics to watch for conservatives. If Webb sticks to his writings I predict much howling from democrats about some of Webb's future votes. I have to be honest and say that after seeing Webb hug John Kerry and Bill Clinton I question what he will do. Will he stick with Born Fighting or will he be a rubber stamp for his party? I for one hope Waldo is right.
Update-Bloomberg's Andrew Ferguson says he will be watching Webb also. He writes
"So watch Webb. We will know soon enough whether this rare bird will be admired for his uncommon gifts and exotic plumage, or whether he will quickly go the way of the dodo."