Sen. Jim Webb Won't Be Obama's Veep
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You can officially scratch off Sen. Jim Webb's name from the list of Barack Obama's potential running mates.
The freshmen senator from Virginia and onetime Republican said unequivocally Monday he does not want to be the Illinois senator's No. 2.
"Last week I communicated to Senator Obama and his presidential campaign my firm intention to remain in the United States Senate, where I believe I am best equipped to serve the people of Virginia and this country," Webb said in an issued statement. “Under no circumstances will I be a candidate for Vice President."
I have thought Webb is probably ideologically what Obama needs, a Southern Democrat with a backbone [trying to be nice there], but though difficult to find, Webb is one of those few politicians with less experience than Obama.
Then again, maybe Obama ain't Webb's kind of guy after all.
I entered elective politics because of my commitment to strengthen America's national security posture, to promote economic fairness, and to increase government accountability," Webb also said. "I have worked hard to deliver upon that commitment, and I am convinced that my efforts and talents toward those ends are best served in the Senate.
Obama has never heard of two out of three of those goals.
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