Webb Takes the High Road
Jim Webb has chosen to make this a campaign about political issues. He does not want to step into an Allen family fight and make accusations about actions outside the public arena so far from the present issues of the day. I'm sure that if Allen made public statements today asserting a racist agenda or a supposed right to violence against women, Jim Webb would be all over the SOB.
If Matt Stoller can't see this distinction or willfully chooses to ignore it, he has my contempt...
Stoller's final sentence was sickening:"James Webb should be ashamed today. He acted without honor, without decency, and without courage. For shame."
The shame is on Matt Stoller. He is unable to distinguish between an honest and honorable disagreement over the merits of political debate topic, on the one hand, and the deliberate tolerance or embrace of family violence and racial hostility.
Stoller should issue an apology to Jim Webb and a retraction. Our political system needs less misguided zealots -- not more of them.
Jim Webb has "class" -- he is passionate about the issues which concern us all. That's damn clear from his public speaking. This is a candidate with "fire in his belly" but the integrity to speak about issues.
Jim Webb wants to avoid the accusation of personal attack -- something the MSM and the Republican/Allen "lie machine" would surely charge him with if he attempted to speak on the matters which Stoller promotes.
I have no doubt that Jim Webb is a man of the highest honor and integrity. His counselors and advisors give evidence of his credibility. (I note that Stoller has criticism for these honorable people as well.)