The drumbeat for Jim Webb continues. Sunday’s New York Times featured his photo as one of a prominent name mentioned as a potential vice presidential pick for Barack Obama. A story in the Wall Street Journal highlights the important role that the former Navy Secretary under Ronald Reagan is playing for the Democrats.
It’s true that his main selling point is his military experience combined with his opposition to the Iraq war. But if I could summarize my long piece about Webb in two sentences it’s this: the sleeper issue is Webb’s opposition to broad-based affirmative action. As a Confederacy-friendly, affirmative action critic, Webb is the antidote to Jeremiah Wright.

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