Jim Webb is the modern incarnation of the Andrew Jackson Democrat — the avatar of the Scots-Irish backbone of America — and while his presidential bid failed, he’d still make somebody a very good veep. Forget the notion that the GOP should run two Cubans (each of whom conceivably has eligibility problems) on a “unity” ticket; Webb, although nominally a Democrat, would make a fine running mate for either Trump or Cruz:
Former Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb won’t be voting for Hillary Clinton, but he hasn’t ruled out casting his ballot for Donald Trump. Webb, who briefly flirted with an independent bid before deciding against it, said on Friday morning that the Democratic front-runner wasn’t inspirational. “I would not vote for Hillary Clinton,” Webb said on MSBNC’s “Morning Joe.”
When asked whether he’d vote for Trump, Webb said he wasn’t closed to the idea. “I’m not sure yet. I don’t know who I’m going to vote for,” he said. He said Clinton would simply continue President Barack Obama’s policies, but that with Trump, things would change — but he’s not convinced it would be for the better.
“If you’re voting for Donald Trump, you may get something very good or very bad,” Webb said. “If you’re voting for Hillary Clinton, you’re going to be getting the same thing.”
In case you haven’t noticed, this is far from a normal political year. The Democrats are seriously considering running a bona fide criminal for the highest office in the land, and the GOP has been reduced to making dick jokes. Webb can be bizarre at times, but no one questions that he’s an actual grownup.