Saturday, September 20, 2008
Repairing the Democratic Brand -- An Exclusive Interview
Esquire writes that Sen. Jim Webb has done more to repair the Democratic brand with the military "since the Democrats ran afoul of the rank and file during the Vietnam era by appearing not so much antiwar as antimilitary."
Webb's new GI Bill, passed this year, will treat returning Iraq veterans much the same way World War II veterans were treated when the GI Bill was first conceived. A highly decorated marine in Vietnam, a secretary of the Navy under Reagan, and an early favorite to be Barack Obama's running mate, Webb withdrew from consideration, saying that he was content in the Senate, prompting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to tell us: "Jim Webb is that rarity in Washington. He knows himself."Here's the link to the exclusive no-holds barred interview with Jim Webb.