Jim “The Worst Campaign Ever” Webb looks to have once again squandered a golden opportunity. For the past 2 weeks, he had the opportunity to go on the offensive, start defining himself, put forward a positive agenda and delineate his overall platform. (That is assuming he has one.) All things a successful candidate must do if he is to win.
Has the race tightened in that time?
Has Webb done anything to cause that to happen or to capitalize upon that?
In fact, if it weren’t for The Washington Post essentially doing independent expenditures upon his behalf, he would have been completely invisible.
The question must be asked….
Given his discomfort with public events, campaigning and fundraising, it isn’t surprising that he’s turned out to be a third-rate candidate in a fourth-tier race who has taken himself off the radar screen.
Categories: 2006 Elections_, Virginia Politics_