I tell you what — the more I read about Jim Webb, the better he looks. He seems to be the consummate paradigm of what we need from our politicians. About the only drawback to his mindset is that he opposes the segregationist system. But for the same reasons he does, he also opposes affirmative action. If not for that one critical step, then Webb would be our beaux ideal of a statesman. If not for that, Webb would be a Wallace Democrat; absent racialism, he’s a Buchanan Democrat.
The article wonders why left-wingers aren’t complaining about Webb. The reason is obvious, and Machiavellian — Webb’s victory, running on conservatism, empowers the liberal Senate Democrats and Harry Reid.