Via Hot Air comes a whisper of the back-alley brawls that are even now starting to formover the 2016 election, out there where nothing is really too low a blow and everything can be denied later:
While they aren’t acknowledging [Jim] Webb publicly, [Hillary] Clinton loyalists are keeping an eye on him privately. The week before Thanksgiving, staffers of Philippe Reines, Clinton’s longtime communications guru, pitched talk radio producers on the racy, sexually charged writings in Webb’s novels, according to a source. Webb was forced to fend off a similar attack in 2006, when Allen accused him of “demeaning women.”
Webb also has previously apologized for writing that a Naval Academy dorm was a “horny woman’s dream” in a 1979 Washingtonian magazine piece titled “Jim Webb: Women Can’t Fight.” The piece’s central argument was against allowing women to take combat positions in the military. If Webb were to ever attain traction, Clinton’s allies would certainly lob the rhetoric back at him.
Continue reading Scenes from the 2016 Democratic Shadow Gutter War: Clinton v. Webb.
I mention this solely because this article (H/T: Hot Air Headlines) seems to think that former Virginia Senator Jim Webb has any option besides running for President, and ultimately losing even the nomination, as a Democrat. …He does not. Either party will accept a convert, readily enough: many people have honorably switched political affiliations over the years, including myself. But to yo-yo between the parties is pretty much considered to at least suggest a basic weakness in one’s character. Indecision at best; opportunism at worst. Neither is thought of as being evidence of Presidential material.
Besides, he’ll look better among the Democrats anyway. Over there the one-term, undistinguished, nonproductive, and generally ineffectual Senators can really shine. If Webb tried to run in our primaries all the two-term governors and firebrand Senators would eat his liver and lights – and if Jim Webb doesn’t realize that by now, then I heartily encourage him to try to run in my party’s primary. The sight of his destruction would be pleasing unto all our eyes…