Tonight is the night for the first of (currently) six Democratic debates in the primary election cycle. It airs at 7:30 Central Time on CNN. Many Democrats, namely candidates who haven’t lived in the White House, are rather upset at Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) at the very small number of debates. They see this as a way for the Democratic National Committee to protect Secretary Clinton as she vies for the nomination. Nevertheless, the hours are counting down until we finally get to see all the Democratic candidates on the same stage pitching their ideas to the nation in hopes of securing that nomination next spring/summer.
Personally, I am really pushing for Jim Webb to break out of the pack. Based on the candidates appearing tonight, he seems to be the only…normal candidate. I mean, you’ve got Hillary Clinton, a former First Lady who changes her mind as often as she colors her hair. You have Lincoln Chafee whose biggest priority is for the US of A to go metric. You’ve got Martin O’Malley who publicly and blatantly disagrees with the leader of his church when it comes to policy. And then you’ve got Bernie Sanders, the democratic SOCIALIST.
Jim Webb is a former U.S. Senator, former Secretary of the Navy (under Ronald Reagan), a highly decorated Marine, and a former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs (under Reagan). He is a very different type of Democrat than we have seen in past elections. For one thing, he’s smart. Although I will vote for the Republican nominee next November, I would not be completely mortified if Jim Webb became the Democratic nominee.