- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb on Tuesday fell for a parody article that fawned over his “square jaw” and “burly muscles.”

Just hours before taking the stage for the first Democratic primary debate in Las Vegas, the former senator from Virginia tweeted the article, “Why My Money’s on Jim Webb,” from the parody website Cafe.com.

“As a veteran, Reagan administration alum, full professor at Naval college, and hardcore moderate, it’s obvious that Jim Webb is Hillary’s main competition for the nomination in all but name only,” reads the article written by Carl “the Dig” Diggler. “Webb is liable to have his big breakout moment at the debate when Democratic voters get a look at his square jaw, burly muscles, and big heavy combat boots. Adding to his long list of positives, the former Virginia Senator has a wife from another country, something very popular with Millennials. Furthermore, his habit of carrying a gun in this age of mass shootings could lead him to personally stopping a spree killer in the act, a moment that would almost certainly go viral.”

“The only knock on Webb? He might be too perfect a candidate,” the parody article declares.

“If Webb brings the heat tonight, voters may feel like they’re not good enough for the maverick legislator and award-winning novelist,” the article reads. “When he talks, the man commands love, respect, and fear. He has the gleam of Ronald Reagan in a Democrat’s youthful body. Some voters may fear such a perfect specimen of masculinity. I don’t. I’m not afraid to love and lose and be hurt again. But will it play with Latino voters in Iowa?”

Mr. Webb has since deleted his tweet.

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