Former Democratic Senator Says No to Clinton, Maybe to Trump


Jim Webb, former conservative democratic Senator from Virginia says there is no way he can bring himself to vote for Hillary Clinton.  He says that Washington no longer works. (If it ever did) He likes Trump because Trump wants to shake the government up and change the way it operates.  Webb became a pariah in the democratic party because he refused to go along to get along.  His ideology is closer to Marco Rubio than it is to Trump and even closer to Ted Cruz, but he expects them to keep Washington operating on the same pattern it’s on now.

Her is the transcript of part of the interview:

SCARBOROUGH: Senator, a lot of people have been saying online and sending e-mails when they found out you were going to be on that they wanted you to consider jumping in as an independent in this race and saving them from the horror that they see the coming general election setting up to be. Would you consider, under any circumstances, running an independent bid?

WEBB: We looked at this very hard for three months when I withdrew from the Democratic primary process and it’s a very costly process to get on the ballot in all of the different states, it’s very litigious. I think when Ralph Nader did this there were 29 lawsuits from the DNC alone came at him. If you had the money, if you were a Michael Bloomberg with the money, it gets conceivable, but it’s a very difficult process to do.

GEIST: You just said a second ago, Senator, that Hillary Clinton has been wrong on every foreign policy issue since 9/11. You were in the race against her, you expressed all those things. Would you have enough reservation about Hillary Clinton as a commander in chief that you would not support her for president?

WEBB: I’m not supporting anybody right now.

GEIST: Would you vote for Hillary Clinton?

WEBB: No, I would not vote for Hillary Clinton.

GEIST: Would you vote for Donald Trump?

WEBB: I’m not — I’m not sure yet. I don’t know who I’m going to vote for.

GEIST: But not Hillary Clinton?

WEBB: No, I don’t — Look — and this is nothing personal about Hillary Clinton, but I think the reason that Donald Trump is getting so much support right now is not because of the racist, you know, et cetera, et cetera, it’s because people are seeing him, a certain group of people are seeing him as the only one who has the courage to step forward and say we’ve got to clean out the stables of the American governmental system right now. We’ve got to make it work. And if you’re voting for Donald Trump you may get something very good or very bad. If you’re voting for Hillary Clinton, you’re going to be getting the same thing. Do you want the same thing? You know, 6 percent of the people in the country maybe want the same thing.

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