Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Former Republican James Webb was Ronald Reagan’s Secretary of the Navy. The man is also a distinguished Viet Nam war hero. Should Republican incumbent Senator George Allen be worried? The answer: hell no! Webb is the darling of the anti-Iraq war leftists. He will also pick up a few votes from independents and more moderate Democrats. Still, Webb will be unable to keep from angering the hard core Democratic base. He is damned if does, and damned if he doesn't. Senator Allen merely needs to keep Webb on the defensive regarding Iraq and the war on terrorism. His challenger must repeatedly be asked the hard questions. Anything Webb says will almost certainly get him into trouble. Allen doesn't have to mealy mouth. Webb, on the other hand, has no other choice. Voters don't like indecisive politicians. Senator Allen should be reelected in November by at least a ten percentage victory margin.
Posted by David Thomson at 5:22 PM