The “Romantic” Case for Obama-Webb

Alex Massie (via OTB) makes the case for Jim Webb. After citing Webb’s 1990 speech at the Confederate War Memorial (“those Americans of African ancestry are the people with whom our history in this country most closely intertwines, whose struggles in an odd but compelling way most resemble our own, and whose rights as full citizens we above all should celebrate and insist upon….”) and his pride in his Scots-Irish heritage, Massie concludes:

Perhaps it’s the romantic in me that finds Jim Webb the most appropriate subordinate for Barack Obama – politically and historically. If circles are to be closed they might as well be closed properly and completely. And what better symbol could there be for a campaign largely predicated upon symbolism?


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