Though I know I will write more about this later, I have to say that I am becoming more comfortable with the notion of BHO running with Jim Webb. Now this isn't just Virginia pride coming in (though that is certainly there), but I think that it would be a satisfactorily strategic move on the part of BHO to select a running mate who on the surface seems to be an ill fit. Yet, they could work well together in the end I believe. It would also reflect the range that exists within the 21st century Democratic Party.
Webb's family is from the hardscrabble mountains of Appalachian Virginia. Though it may not move too many of the other denizens of Appalachia (an area that rivals anything that Faulkner imagined in too many cases) to vote for BHO, it would move some, and it would show independents compromise in action.
Militarily, you can't sniff at the former Secretary of the Navy. And he has a son in the war right now, continuing his family's tradition of service. Webb is the ultimate Reagan Democrat, and he reflects how far the GOP has moved away from what he once believed. That is a powerful addendum to the BHO mantra of change. And it just might work.