|"Hey, you won't have Jim Webb to kick around anymore. Or ignore during debates."|
Jim Webb ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination at a press conference Tuesday, telling reporters he will consider an independent bid.
Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, Webb argued the Democratic Party has moved away from "millions of dedicated, hard-working Americans."
"For this reason, I am withdrawing from any consideration of being the Democratic Party's nominee for the presidency," he said.
"The very nature of our democracy is under siege due to the power structure and the money that finances both political parities," Webb said, adding later that it is "time for a new Declaration of Independence -- not from an outside power but from the paralysis of a federal system that no longer serves the interests of the vast majority of the American people."
Okay so Jim "Can somebody please call on me" Webb is out of the running for President. Since we already know that third party challengers have about as much chance of winning the election as Bristol Palin has of identifying the sperm donor for her current baby bump.
However as underwhelmed as I was by Webb's candidacy, he does make a good point about our broken political system.
And the only way to fix it is to pass aggressive campaign finance reform laws and get a handle on this free for all that has been going on since the Citizen's United decision.
People in other countries are starting to look at America NOT as a shining beacon of democracy, but more like a never ending disaster movie with brief cameos by reality TV stars and rodeo clowns.