It can’t be said enough that former Secretary of the Navy and U.S. Senator Jim Webb has served his country well in those positions and as a Marine in Vietnam. But let’s be clear: Virginia’s former Senator embarrassed himself during the first debate featuring Democratic Party candidates. Voters are not only evaluating qualifications during debates, they ‘re also evaluating personality. With that one wonders: who would want such a grumpy disagreeable person in charge of the country for four or eight years?
Let’s remind voters that former Sen. Webb is a supporter of the confederate fag, against affirmative action and couldn’t clearly grasp the so-called, “the situation of African Americans,” as he defined it during Tuesday’s debate. Turns out that Webb’s situation right now, having revealed himself as a whiny cry baby, may have him polling under 1 percent before the week is out.
Webb’s whinny performance was not the first time a candidate polling under 1 percent suddenly decided he was more important than the front runners — but Webb was one of the first to act surprised that he wasn’t getting the same attention as the front runners.
And guess what folks, Webb just can’t let it go. See his release from today below:
Webb ranking in debate online polls:
“I’ll be very frank here. It was rigged in terms of who was going to get the time on the floor by the way that Anderson Cooper was selecting people to supposedly respond to someone else. I even turned around to Bernie Sanders at one point and said, ‘Bernie, say my name, will you say my name?’
In that kind of environment it was either going to be Mr. Angry or be a potted plant. It’s very difficult to win a debate when you don’t have the opportunity to get to speak in the same amount of time on issues as the others get. It’s the reality that the debate was being portrayed as a showdown between Mrs. Clinton and Bernie.
But if you are going to be invited to participate and people are going to judge whether you, quote, won or not, at least you should be able to have the kind of time that’s necessary to discuss issues that you care about and have worked on.
There were so many issues out there that I have done pioneering work on –for instance, criminal justice reform, when I took great risk beginning in ’06 with my political career by saying that we have a broken criminal justice system and we have to fix it. It’s not a political problem. We turned that issue around in the space of about five hard years of work so that now it is comfortably in the nation discussion. It was not that way when we started.
But it’s very difficult to make those kinds of points – and also the foreign policy differences that I have had with the past couple of administrations in terms of where we put our priorities, when we can’t talk. I think I got 14 minutes in two hours.”