Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb announced today he is dropping his bid for the White House one week after being out gunned on the left by his liberal opponents at the first Democrat debate of the 2016 cycle in Las Vegas.
“Our political candidates are being pulled to the extremes. They are increasingly out of step with the people they are supposed to serve,” Webb said. "It was very difficult to fundraise inside the Democratic Party structure right now."
"I’ve said for years that the Democratic Party needs to get back to its more traditional message. I’m not seeing that in a way that I wish that I could see it," Webb continued.
In response to Webb exiting the race, the RNC is blaming a hard left shift in the Democrat Party.
“Former Senator Jim Webb’s decision to drop out of the race is a reflection of how far left the Democrat Party has moved away from the American people,” RNC Chairman Priebus released in a statement. “Rather than move to the center following last November’s historic losses, Democrats are racing to the fringe and proposing policies that make President Obama look like a moderate. After all, a self-avowed socialist is the leading candidate of the Democrat Party in key early states and Hillary Clinton is flip flopping on issue after issue just to keep up. With Senator Webb’s departure, it’s clear the Democrat Party is moving further to the extreme left and far away from mainstream Americans.”
During the debate last week, Webb seemed out of place on stage as he gave answers defending the gun rights of Americans and offered policy solutions opposite to those given by frontrunner Hillary Clinton and socialist Bernie Sanders.