Ex-Sen. Jim Webb 'seriously looking' at presidential bid
Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) said Tuesday that he is "seriously looking" at the possibility of running for president.
Webb is a former Navy secretary and Marine who fought in Vietnam. In comments at the National Press Club, he framed himself as someone able to work with both parties to get things done, and spoke out about the danger of interventions in the Middle East.
"We've had a lot of discussion among people that I respect and trust about the future of the country and we are going to continue having these discussions over the next four or five months," Webb said when asked about running for president in a question-and-answer session after his speech. ...
There has been some speculation that Webb could run as an independent, but he indicated that if he enters the race it will be as a Democrat.
"The answer is I'm a Democrat," he said. "I have strong reasons for being a Democrat. Basically if you want true fairness in society, you want to give a voice in the corridors of power for the people who otherwise would not have it, I believe that will come from the Democratic Party. And we're taking a hard look, and we'll get back to you in a few months."