Please, this is not for attribution, but the Webb campaign is in the midst
of a real meltdown. All of the reports of disorganization in the campaign
during the primary were right on the mark, but it was actually worse than
reported. Talk of a much needed post primary campaign shakeup has actually gone in the other direction with the campaign manager consolidating power
and plans to hire inexperienced out of state rookies like herself. This is
someone who will be running, in essence, a "national" campaign, having
graduated from a small Iowa college in 2000 and with maybe a year of actual
campaign experience! This a disastrous combination with a real novice
candidate. Campaign manager Jessica Vandenburg is now particularly incensed with blogger comments questioning her competence, and as a result, she is purging anyone from the campaign suspected of "disloyalty" and posting unfavorable blogger comments.
Who knows, maybe Jim Webb will get lucky and win, but it won't be with the present dedicated army of volunteers who will soon be leaving in droves, and with little or no prospect of new recruits to fill the void. This is not a good sign for a campaign desperately in need to get off the ground against a seasoned popular pol like George Allen, whose campaign roster includes tough political veterans like Dick Wadhams, Mary Matalin, and Swift Boat creator Larry LaCivita . I will keep you posted, but keep your ear to the ground.
P.S. My motivation in writing is, I am actually trying to help the candidate,
whom I regard as a great American who deserves a fair shot at George Allen.