Former Senator Jim Webb Launches Presidential Exploratory Committee
On Wednesday night, the former one-term Virginia senator and Navy secretary in the Reagan administration announced the launch of a presidential exploratory committee for 2016. While not a formal campaign committee, the move allows Webb, a Democrat, to raise money as decides whether to run. He is the first known candidate of either party to take that step.
Webb made his announcement in a letter and a 14-minute video posted on his new website, voicing his frustration at the lack of “positive, visionary leadership” in the country. “We desperately need to fix our country, and to reinforce the values that have sustained us for more than two centuries, many of which have fallen by the wayside during the nasty debates of the last several years,” he said. “I hope you will consider joining me in that effort.”
I have no clue if he has any real shot at it but I’m glad to see him at least explore the idea. I would certainly give him a better chance than Bernie Sanders. The Democrats will be much better off if there is at least one real primary challenger to Hillary Clinton. She shouldn’t just be handed the nomination.