Fox Confirms: Jim Webb will drop bid for Democratic nomination today at 1pm ET. Political future unclear.— Bill Hemmer (@BillHemmer) October 20, 2015
Yesterday, Webb's campaign indicated that he was musing a run as an independent. He received only about 15 minutes of speaking time during the Democratic candidate debate last week, and has been polling at about one percent--far behind front-runners Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
UPDATE: Webb 2016 is no more. His full announcement can be viewed here:
Webb also said that the Democratic party was too extreme for candidates like him. He also retweeted a tweet that suggested a run as an independent.
"Americans don’t like the extremes to which both parties have moved in recent years, and I don’t blame them." #WebbNation— Jim Webb (@JimWebbUSA) October 20, 2015
"I fully accept that my views on many issues are not compatible with the power structure and the nominating base of the Democratic Party."— Jim Webb (@JimWebbUSA) October 20, 2015
"hierarchy is not comfortable with many of the policies that I have laid forth, and frankly I am not that comfortable with many of theirs."— Jim Webb (@JimWebbUSA) October 20, 2015
"...For this reason I am withdrawing from any consideration of being the Democratic Party’s nominee for the Presidency." #WebbNation— Jim Webb (@JimWebbUSA) October 20, 2015