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Were Obama willing and able to let Webb be his "tough guy" alter ego and give him the prominence Clinton gave Gore, I would be happy with Webb as V.P.  He could be the attack dog from Hell on the campaign trail, and someone who could credibly stand up to McCain.
A good-cop/bad-cop routine, also after taking office?

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat May 31st, 2008 at 11:00:07 AM EST
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Only that would fully justify his leaving the Senate.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat May 31st, 2008 at 12:20:35 PM EST
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Exactly what I was thinking.  Webb could single-handedly stop the Democrats are soft on defense meme in its tracks.  He would clip every argument McCain could make at the knees.  McCain would be left with Bush's twenty percent dead enders and not much else.  Obama would be free to pursue his more idealistic change in Washington campaign without having to mudwrestle with McCain.

We all bleed the same color.
by budr on Sat May 31st, 2008 at 12:31:54 PM EST
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Then he could be point on the effort to bring the looters to justice, while Obama tries to set a new tone. But a new tone will just be a happy face pasted over cancer if the abuses that have accumulated since LBJ aren't cut out and incinerated.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat May 31st, 2008 at 01:24:07 PM EST
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