While it’s assumed by many that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016, I’m not convinced her path to the Democratic nomination will be as smooth as everyone thinks.
However, one thing I am certain of is that former Democratic U.S. Senator Jim Webb will absolutely NOT be the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016. After all, it’s kind of hard to imagine a path to victory in the Democratic presidential primaries for a man who called Ronald Reagan’s first term in office “the best administration” of his lifetime.
A lot of the comments you hear right now are similar to what people were saying when Jimmy Carter was president. I remember people saying, “No one person can be president anymore.” Everything was a negative. Reagan came in. He was a leader, whether people agreed with him or not. I know all my Democratic friends get mad when I say that I think Reagan was a leader. He ran, particularly in the first term, probably the best administration in my lifetime. Leadership makes a difference, not just ideas.
Unless Jim Webb’s planning on running as a Republican, he’s got no chance of being the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016.