Those who call elections are calling tonight’s Virginia Democratic Senate primary for Jim Webb.
What to make of Webb’s showing? In spite of the national party throwing everything behind Webb, he is still a horrible campaigner (earning the moniker from many Virginia blogs “The Worst Campaign Ever”) — he only eked out a 6-point victory.
In the end, Virginia Democrats aren’t sold on the anti-war veteran candidate, and show a strong sympathy to the tried and true liberal party stalwart. The media and the national party will pump up Jim Webb as much as they can, but this is great news for George Allen. He will just need to be himself — smiling, positive, amiable — and Webb will sink himself.