Webb is a brilliant and unclassifiable guy — I’d say he’s very close to being a paleocon with socially liberal attitudes. But if he is anything, he’s politically incorrect. How ironic, therefore, that his campaign has now staked itself on the incredibly dreary politically correct issue of ‘offensive language’ dating back decades. Instead of being the philosopher-novelist candidate, Webb is instead on the line in the most dispiriting and unintelligent political contest the United States has seen in years.
Couldn’t have said it any better myself, and he only has his campaign staff to blame.