"Mr. Webb responded: “I know what it’s like to be on the ground. I know what it’s like to fight a war like this, and either — there are limits to what the military can do. Eventually, this is going to have to move into a diplomatic environment, and that’s where this administration seems to have blinders. They are not talking to Syria, they are not talking to Iran, and there are ways that we can do this, move this forward.”
Mr. Webb also took several digs at what he called theorists in the administration and among its allies who know combat only in the abstract. Mr. Allen, like the majority of the current Congress, did not serve in the military.
In recent days, the Allen campaign, acknowledging a newly competitive race, has gone on the attack. A Mason-Dixon poll conducted this month found Mr. Allen’s lead, once in the double-digits, had shrunk, with 46 percent for Mr. Allen, 42 percent for Mr. Webb, and a margin of error of 4 percentage points." Washpost
"Allen is probably going to win. Money. Money. Money. This is all about money." That is what the politicians believe and they may be correct. Allen has money coming out his ears. The national party is intent upon keeping that seat and the right wing of the party wants Allen, who, it is whispered, will fill GWB’s chair without making any problems at all.
Is Virginia still inhabited by eccentric, independent and tough minded people? Or is the Old Dominion now just another administrative province of the marketing state. Churchill called this the "Great Republic." Perhaps it is better that he should not see what we have become.
This is the Navy Cross. It is the country’s second highest medal for courage. Webb has one, earned as a company officer.
By the way, I think Webb ought to "lay off" about the cowboy boots. A lot of Southerners wear cowboy boots and often in the very areas where he needs votes.