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Was once a republican. long long ago, in a far, far away place. I apologize.

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Former senator Jim Webb: 'Taking a hard look' at Democratic presidential bid



Former senator Jim Webb laid out in stark terms the economic and military challenges facing America, saying he is “seriously looking” at a 2016 presidential campaign as a Democrat.

Webb, an ex-Navy secretary under Ronald Reagan who served one term as a senator representing Virginia, outlined in remarks at the National Press Club the federal government’s role as the middle class gets squeezed and the U.S. fights to protect national interests abroad. He shared what he called his “governing principles” in his speech and on Twitter.

“The very character of America is being called into question,” Webb said Tuesday. “Who are we as a people? What is it that unites us, rather than divides us? Where is our common ground when the centrifugal forces of social cohesion are spinning so out of control that the people at the very top exist in a distant outer orbit?”
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“I have strong reasons for being a Democrat,” Webb said. “Basically, if you want true fairness in society you want to give a voice in the corridors of power for the people who otherwise would not have it, I believe that will come from the Democratic Party and we’re taking a hard look, and we’ll get back to you in a few months.”



more:

http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140923/NEWS/309230065/Former-senator-Jim-Webb-Taking-hard-look-Democratic-presidential-bid

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