The nearest thing to a moderate in the Democratic camp for president has withdrawn from the race. Former Sen. James Webb (R-VA) has decided to call it quits after minimal opportunity for exposure in the recent presidential debate. However, like so many political announcements that seem “conditional” these days, we may hot have seen the last of the Senator. Here is our media wrap up.
CNN: Jim Webb may Run as an Independent
New Yorker: Chafee “Surges” Following Webb’s Announcement
In the aftermath of former Virginia senator James Webb’s announcement that he is quitting the Democratic Presidential primary, a new poll shows his bitter rival Lincoln Chafee surging to two per cent of likely voters.
The former Rhode Island governor, whose path to the White House was predicated on knocking Webb out of the race, could not contain his jubilation as he told supporters in Concord, New Hampshire, that his campaign is now “solidly in the single digits.”
Accompanied by the blaring strains of the rock anthem “More Than a Feeling,” by Boston, Chafee served notice that he has only begun to fight.
“We’re at two per cent now, but this is only the beginning, my friends,” a pumped-up Chafee told his… (read more)