Unlike his predecessor George 'Macaca' Allen, Jim Webb has already done something to help the brave men and women in combat instead of using empty rhetoric of others. As a military man, he understands the needs of those who serve in uniform as opposed to the Republican chickenhawks that don't give a damn.
From Bob Geiger:
Keeping a promise he made on the campaign trail in 2006, Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) did more for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan on his first day in the Senate than the man he ousted, George Felix Allen, did in the entire previous Congress.
Going unnoticed in the frenzy of Democrats assuming control of Capitol Hill and George W. Bush seeking to plunge the country deeper into the Iraq quagmire, Webb introduced the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2007, legislation that will provide the newest Veterans with educational benefits like those received by men and women who served in the three decades following World War II.
When I was in Virginia at Webb's inaugural party nearly two weeks ago he talked about how he was going to follow up on his campaign promise to the soldiers. I never thought it would be less than two weeks later that it would be put into action. Kudos to you Senator!