There’s been some talk of former Virginia Democratic Senator Jim Webb running for president in 2016, and yesterday he took the official first step, launching the obligatory “exploratory committee” to begin raising funds and sponsoring campaign activities. Below is his 14 minute YouTube video explaining the idea. That’s longer than it should be, and you can read the text of the video here.
Webb doesn’t fit today’s Democratic Party, which is one reason he didn’t run for re-election to the Senate in 2012. But might be run as an independent? 2016 might be another one of those seemingly open windows for a third party candidate that always seems to close up as the actual campaign approaches.