In Virginia, No Less

The Washington Post is reporting on Democrats running on Anti-War platforms in Maryland - and Virginia?

From a cocktail party of liberal contributors in Baltimore to the ball-cap-wearing crowd in a conservative town in southwest Virginia, wherever Democratic loyalists gather, there are five words sure to prompt applause for a Senate candidate:

End the war in Iraq.

Virginia Democrat James H. Webb Jr.'s early warnings about invading Iraq are the main reason he has been so embraced by the liberal bloggers who started a draft movement to get him into the race. Maryland candidate Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin was one of 133 House members who voted against the original resolution authorizing President Bush to take action -- and he might be the most conservative on the issue among Democrats seeking to replace retiring Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes (D).

And Webb's Democratic opponent in the June 13 primary, Harris Miller, called on Bush yesterday to fire Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and mocked Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) for saying on a talk show that "important progress" is being made in Iraq.
Webb is a former Marine, a decorated Vietnam Veteran and was secretary of the Navy under President Ronald Reagan. REAGAN.

One of the most interesting things about living in the Metro Area is that you get campaign adds from both Virginia and Maryland. Granted, Northern Virginia is pretty 'Blue' but for state-wide races, I get to hear some real Red-State rhetoric. Especially during the recent race for Governor of Virginia.

If a candidate is being successful calling for the firing of Don Rumsfeld is playing in South Western Virginia (the Post article is about Webb's speech in Gate City) then BushCo and the Republicans are in trouble.

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