The chorus calling Obama to pick Virginia Sen. Jim Webb as his running mate rose to crescendo late last month, with Atlantic blogger Reihan Salam declaring, "The question is no longer whether Barack Obama should select Jim Webb as his nominee. It's whether he can justify not doing so." The Nation concurred, Obama's strangest option is also his strongest," Bob Moser wrote before cataloging Webb's dissents from lefty orthodoxy-"Reagan-era Defense official," "proud Vietnam veteran," "adores firearms," "criticized affirmative action for blacks," and much more.
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