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  •  This is mere speculation... (5+ / 0-)

    Webb admits he's not a very good campaigner; he's not comfortable with it. Meanwhile, Gov. Tim Kaine was an early Obama supporter and has been stumping for him all over the state. So maybe Webb figures Virginia is is in good hands without him because Kaine is doing so much of the work.

    •  He should get out of his comfort zone :)... (3+ / 0-)
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      This thing isn't over yet, and a little bit of Webb's being uncomfortable could make Obama's lead that much more comfortable.

      What Webb might feel is his lack of ability as a campaigner would probably read as unpolished authenticity to every one else.

      Webb seems the very embodiment of "walk the talk."

      •  Couldn't agree more... (1+ / 0-)
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        Webb's the Real Straight Talk Express, and I think he could help in rural West Virginia, too. He has a small but influential and growing cult of devout followers there and across the region because of his book, Fighting Back: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America.

        I've also observed in the region that his call for a new political realignment based on Scots-Irish Americans and African Americans resonates strongly.

    •  I agree...Tim Kaine better on the stump (0+ / 0-)

      Webb's personality is kinda blah. He was able to beat Macacawitz (aka George Allen) only because Allen unraveled all by his lonesome.

      Obama rallies tend to be high energy and they need speakers who will build momentum. I suspect (as demonstrated by the interviewer) that Webb is better one on one.

      "Obama, Obama, Obama, OOOOBAAAMAAA!"

      by tha puddin on Sat Oct 11, 2008 at 06:15:05 AM PDT

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    •  Jim Webb Cuts Ad For Obama (0+ / 0-)

      Go Jim Webb!

      Jim Webb Cuts Ad For Obama, Strongly Defends Him On Guns, American "Greatness"

      http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpoi...

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