I couldn’t be more thrilled that Jim Webb acknowledged in a radio interview that he might, maybe, possibly consider a bid for the presidency.
In my lifetime he’s the only real deal I’ve come across in politics since Jimmy Carter. Okay, for some that’s a bad comparison, but here’s hoping Carter’s post presidency has proved he was better than we thought at the time. Webb would be a better president than Carter because he’s been to the Washington rodeo and would know the score once in office. By “real deal” I mean someone who isn’t a player, a poser, an actor — but someone who would risk everything to protect and save those who need it most, just as he did in Vietnam with phenomenal acts of bravery that earned him medals (Navy Cross, Silver Star and Purple Heart) and that reportedly served as the model for “Rambo.” Webb strikes me as what we need most, a fearless defender of the middle class who would take on the vultures. A straight shooter, a brilliant thinker and author, this dude is the only viable contender on the horizon who can get it done. I hope he does run because I can say with total conviction he’ll prove me right. The only thing I could get more excited about is if we could amend the Constitution and make him Emperor.