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Maybe Webb Won’t Help

By on 4.14.08 | 10:57AM

An e-mailer reminds Rich Lowry that Jim Webb has made similar comments about social issues being a distraction from voters' economic anxieties. (Bill Clinton has made them too.) I'd recommended Webb as a vice presidential candidate who could reach out to Middle America. Of course, this is a very common view among Democrats today, so it is unsurprising that Webb and Clinton would share it in some form. What would be surprising is to hear Webb speak as condescendingly toward the white working class as Barack Obama.

UPDATE: Ross Douthat has a discussion of Webb and the polarized two parties, in the context of my recent piece arguing that Webb is to paleocons what Daniel Patrick Moynihan was to neocons.

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