Seeing thisÂ clip and a couple of others on youtube has made me terribly excited about the prospect of Sen. Jim Webb as Obama’s running mate. In thisÂ one he aggressively but articulately attacks Lindsey Graham on the actual impact of the surge. He also doesn’t let Graham use the classic Republican talking point of hiding behind the troops, by looking at the consequences of the war on the soldiers. It’s one thing Jon Stewart doing this, but it has a lot more weight when it comes from someone who served in the millitary and in Ronald Reagan’s administration.
In this video, he makes some really interesting points about the scottish/irish cultural group in America and how they have been left behind and the possibility of a populist politics which cuts across across racial lines. Also check out this clip in which he’s interviewed by Olbermann on the State of the Union address.
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