Is Jim Webb a Shoo-In for Reelection in 2012?


    If Jim Webb decides to seek reelection in 2012, is he a shoo-in?  Based on this superb analysis, on a pro-Republican blog no less, I’d have to say “yes.”


    It’s not even 2011 and that’s my sentiments about the 2012 Republican nomination battle. While most of the state is not paying attention to this intra-party nonsense, the posturing by the candidates and soon-to-be candidates has been awful. There’s no other word for it, simply awful from top to bottom. With the selection of a primary, the stage was set for former Senator George Allen to ascend. Bob Marshall and Jamie Radtke’s only chances were a convention, so with State Central opting for a primary, that in theory would have preempted any candidacy. Whoops.

    The analysis goes on to conclude that George Allen, aka “the man we know and love as ‘Felix Macacawitz'”, is the strong, odds-on (1:3) favorite for the Republican nomination to face Webb in 2012. But not before “the uncomfortable prospect of [a] scorched earth, ‘anyone but Allen'” contest that makes this a “long year” for Republicans. And at the end of the GOP nomination process, we get a clueless, unrepentant George Allen, which means we start with “macaca,” we continue on with his apparent shame over having Jewish heritage, we recall his habitual use of the “n word” and other shenanigans (deer head in a black family’s mailbox, noose in his office, love for the Confederate flag), we then proceed with his 97% voting record with George W. Bush, onward to his utter lack of accomplishments – and disdain for – the “wounded sea slug” of a U.S. Senate, etc, etc. And all this will come in a presidential election year, with President Obama on the top of the ticket and looking like a strong favorite for reelection.

    Given all this, how does “Felix Macacawitz” improve his 2006 performance and beat Jim Webb, who would start this time with staff, money, and incumbent advantages?  I have no idea, but if anyone thinks of anything, please let me know. Until then, I’m penciling in Jim Webb as a “shoo-in” for reelection in 2012. That is, assuming he decides to put himself through the torture of running, of attending events, of kissing babies, of doing call time, and generally of doing the thing he hates most in the world – being a politician.  

    • Cool_Arrow

      But if Webb decides to run for re-election he is going to be benefit tremendously from having Obama’s operation to help him. Obama will be able to bring out the 20% of the African-American population of VA and turnout will be high. While Obama is not a lock to win VA, Webb stands to benefit a lot by the high turnout of voters in NoVa who stayed home for a significant amount in 2009 and 2010. There is no doubt that VA will be seriously contested by both sides. In 2008 Obama’s national winning percentage most closely approximated the margin in VA.

      I don’t want to give the GOP advice but they need to dump Allen and these tea party loons. VA is a purple state whose demographics are not turning in their favor. They should nominate an empty suit like Rob Whittman or Bill Bolling who people don’t have a clue about them but they won’t. They are going to go with someone who they love but who is repulsive to the general population.  

    • Today is proud to announce that Jamie Radtke is the first candidate of the 2012 election cycle to sign our pledge to de-fund ObamaCare. Radtake, the former Chairwoman of the Virginia Tea Party Patriots, announced her Senate candidacy this week to vie for the Republican nomination to challenge incumbent Senator Jim Webb (D). Chairman Alex Cortes, speaking on Radtke’s pledge said:

      “By signing our pledge, Radtke has taken a leadership position in calling for the de-funding of ObamaCare as the first necessary step to fully repealing and replacing this unconstitutional, job-killing, fiscal trainwreck. Americans and Virginians would have a friend in the Senate with a principled conservative leader like Jamie.” is an initiative of Restore the Dream Foundation, a 501c4 committed to restoring the American Dream through limited government, free markets, and individual liberty. In the 2010 election, over 200 candidates signed our pledge to de-fund ObamaCare, including 23 that will serve in the next Congress.

      Hahahahahaha. Whatever.

    • Eileen Levandoski

      Not that I’m at all a fan, I do like his coattails on some potential congressional races.  Like the 2nd, if we found a candidate with a good military resume.  

    • blue bronc

      I also think there is a possible back lash coming against the R’s for the inanity that will be playing in the House.  The promised inquests fall into idiocy (there is no hot air – you lie if you say there is) to the insane (islamists – whatever that is) with even impeachment mumbled by those really upset that a black guy is running the country.

      The House rule that every bill be shown to based on the Constitution should be a real laugher.  Most of the teabagger idiots have never read the document as shown by their frequent ignorant statements when asked about it during media interviews.

      Demonstrations of idiocy, not displays of Smith Goes To Washington, will be very common.  These images are what will be the norm and that is what people do not want to see from the people who are the most disliked group in the U.S.

    • K in VA

      … What makes you all so sure Webb will run again?

      I’m not convinced he has the stomach for another race.

      If he is going to run, though, it’s well passed time for him to get serious about fundraising (which is one of the things I doubt he has the stomach for …).

    • nubiandem

      I think Tommy P will be in the administation…lets pretend for a second that Gov Kaine does not want to be a Senator give that we all know how miserable Sen Warner is…who do we run