"We are looking at it and looking at it hard. I have been independent all my political career. It's how I could work comfortably in the Reagan administration and then comfortably serve as a Democrat. But we're never going to have this financial leviathan machine that is going to pull in $2.5 billion, as some people do. I'm never going to have a political consultant at my side whispering what I should say, or how I should dress or whether I ought to go to Wal-Mart or not," Mr. Webb told CNN on Sunday.
"But what we do have is long experience on the issues in and out of government, strong beliefs about where the country needs to go, and I think the kind of leadership that — where we can govern and we can pull in people who love our country and try to develop some strong positions on fairness at home and common sense and foreign policy," he added.