Jim Webb Almost Beat a Man to Death

Screenshot 2015-07-08 10.55.58In a recent book, a former aide to the Democratic presidential contender recalls a belligerent, pugnacious egomaniac who boasted of a violent dustup with a biker.
Former Virginia senator Jim Webb, the latest White House hopeful to enter theDemocratic nomination race and challenge 2016 frontrunner Hillary Clinton, would seem at first blush an attractive candidate for Leader of the Free World.

A centrist Democrat and economic populist, Webb, 69, served a single six-year term in the Senate during George W. Bush’s and Barack Obama’s presidencies before leaving politics to think and write; he was a member of the Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees and opposed the American military adventures in Iraq, Libya, and elsewhere.

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