Thursday, August 17, 2006

Allen/Webb Virginia Senate race

On the big questions of our time, the Iraq war and the war on terror, read here the quotes from yesterday's Virginia Senate campaign events by Republican George and Jim Webb, the Democratic challenger. comes off as being quite comfortable addressing the complexity of the situation and speaking intelligently about the options in the Middle East and the current policy. Allen, on the other hand, repeats the usual platitudes about "retreat or surrender," like a Bush clone repeating tired old talking points.

Nice timing by the Webb campaign on this speech, by the way, while the media scrutiny on Virginia is in a bit of a frenzy...my impression is that this race is fast becoming the new midterm election focus, now that the Connecticut primary is done...