By Bronte Price, PoliticKING
Jim Webb, a Reagan administration veteran and Democrat senator from Virginia, made waves on Monday after saying that he would not support Hillary clinton if she wins the nomination. “No, I would not vote for Hillary Clinton,” Webb said in an interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
When asked whether or not he would support Trump, Webb replied that he was “not sure” but had not ruled it out.
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) March 4, 2016
“It’s nothing personal about Hillary Clinton, but the reason Donald Trump is getting so much support right now is not because of the, you know, ‘racists,’ etc. and etc.,” Webb said. “It’s because a certain group of people are seeing him as the only one who has the courage to say, ‘We’ve got to clean out the stables of the American governmental system right now.’ If you're voting for Donald Trump, you might be getting something very good or very bad. If you’re voting for Hillary Clinton, you’re going to get the same thing. Do you want the same thing?”
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) March 4, 2016
Webb ran for the Democratic nomination earlier in 2015 but dropped out after failing to poll above 2%. He then announced that he was considering a run as independent, but has since retracted that idea. “We looked at the possibility of an independent candidacy. Theoretically it could be done, but it is enormously costly and time sensitive, and I don’t see the fundraising trajectory where we could make a realistic run,” Webb said during a speech to the World Affairs Council of Dallas and Fort Worth.
Here’s what Republican insider Norm Coleman has to say about the future of the 2016 election:
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