You know somewhere, in some place, George Allen is smiling:
Webb was set to face former Sen. George Allen in a rematch of their 2006 contest, which Webb won in a squeaker. Allen is now likely to be the favorite against any Democrat who might jump in the race, such as former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine.
Whoever jumps in will face a formidable opponent in Allen, a former Virginia governor, whose campaign for reelection six years ago was derailed by his use of the pejorative “macaca.”
Though there were some things about Jim Webb that I appreciated, given what this does in the Senate, I can only look at his not seeking to run again to be nothing but a good thing for Virginia and for the country.