Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., removed his name from consideration Monday as a potential vice presidential running mate for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.
“Under no circumstances will I be a candidate for Vice President,” Webb says in a written statement.
“Last week I communicated to Sen. Obama and his presidential campaign my firm intention to remain in the United States Senate, where I believe I am best equipped to serve the people of Virginia and this country,” he writes.
"Webb, a former Navy secretary who was elected to the senate a year and a half ago, goes on to explain, “I entered elective politics because of my commitment to strengthen America's national security posture, to promote economic fairness, and to increase government accountability. I have worked hard to deliver upon that commitment, and I am convinced that my efforts and talents toward those ends are best served in the Senate.”
With his renowned military experience and his recently being selected as the Democrat spokesman to the President's State of the Union speech, I had Webb as a favorite to be Obama's VP. Plus with his earlier bouts of Bush Derangement Syndrome, you just know that Webb would've been a hit with the loons. In other words, Webb taking his name out of consideration is a huge blow to Barack Obama.