The Corner

Webb’s Triangulation Begins?

As Jennifer Rubin notes here, Sen. Jim Webb (D., Va.) had some interesting things to say about Obamacare, which he supported, in response to a question about congressional gridlock, following a speech in Norfolk earlier this week. The Virginian-Pilot reports:

The Obama administration “did a really terrible job handling health care reform,” he said, because the president relied on Congress to draft a plan.

“You can’t turn something that complicated loose on the United States Congress,” he said, adding that the resulting debate led to great public confusion.

“People got scared. People got mad…. We lost an enormous amount of time on health care…. Both sides made bad mistakes.”

Webb is up for reelection in 2012, but has yet to announce whether he plans to run again. 

Andrew Stiles — Andrew Stiles is a political reporter for National Review Online. He previously worked at the Washington Free Beacon, and was an intern at The Hill newspaper. Stiles is a 2009 ...

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