Just days after the first Democratic debate, during which Jim Webb received little time, and after which received little attention, the former Virginia Senator is now exiting the race and ending his campaign. Worth noting is that Webb left the door open to an independent run, something he’ll be considering in the coming weeks.

Here is video of Webb’s statement from the press conference held minutes ago:

Report from Fox News:

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb will announce Tuesday that he is dropping out of the Democratic presidential race, Fox News has learned.

Webb is said to be disillusioned with the Democratic Party — as well as the Republican Party — and how the political parties are being pulled to allegedly extreme positions by the huge amounts of loosely regulated money fueling the campaigns.

Webb has a press conference scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.

While Webb is thought to be weighing a possible independent bid, he is not expected to launch an independent campaign for president Tuesday. Rather, he’s expected to take some time after his announcement to talk with people from across the political spectrum before making a decision.

Webb, like most of the other candidates in the Democratic race, has struggled to get out from under the shadow of front-runner Hillary Clinton. During the first Democratic debate last week Webb complained repeatedly about how little time he had to answer questions.

He said Thursday he felt the debate had been “rigged in terms of who was going to get the time on the floor.”

Webb didn’t exactly fit the mold of the modern Democratic Party, and he along with everyone else on the debate stage knew it. In that regard, he may be ideal for an independent run if he really wants to hit back at what he’s calling a “rigged system” in the Democratic primary.

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  1. One down — Hillary should be next.

    Here is one patriot unafraid to speak the truth (maybe truth will become popular again, and many others will follow his lead).

    *GOP lawmaker floats impeachment for Clinton*

    Key points:

    Brooks said that Clinton “would be subject to impeachment,” adding,
    “Subject to impeachment means that should the House and Senate so
    choose, she could be impeached based on offenses, high crimes
    and misdemeanors, that she has in all probability already committed.”

    “Why do you think Joe Biden is thinking about running for president?”
    Brooks asked. “To a large degree, he’s waiting to see if Hillary Clinton
    gets arrested or indicted.”

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/257392-gop-lawmaker-floats-impeachment-for-clinton

    • Hillary in all likelihood won’t be. The person who is next I believe is Chafee, for his campaign looks to be on life-support; I believe O’Malley is positioning himself to be Vice President and is going to stick it out until Iowa and is going to spend his money wisely. Even if Clinton faces impeachment, I doubt it would be before Chafee drops out.

      • The public hates infighting and back biting. It’s tiresome. The real purpose of the impeachment talk is to warn the public that if they elect Hillary, they will suffer another round of Lewinski-type hearings.

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