Jim Webb Ducks on Whether Hillary Qualified To Be President
TODD: "You're inevitably going to be compared to Hillary Clinton here. What's the contrast that you think's fairest between you and Hillary Clinton?"
WEBB: "I really don't allow to other people -- I'll leave that to other people to answer."
TODD: "If people describe you as running to her left, what do you say?"
WEBB: "I believe in certain principles that I put out. And whether they are to the left or to the right doesn't matter to me. I don't change what I believe. This is what I did when I ran for the Senate. And I'm very concerned about issues of economic fairness, social justice. We worked on criminal justice reform. Eight years ago we put two and a half years of hearings in it in the Senate. I don't know whether that's to the left or to the right. It's a leadership issue. It's not a political issue."
TODD: "Is she a qualified president?"
WEBB: "We worked --"
TODD: "Do you think she's a qualified candidate to be president?"
WEBB: "We led on this to Asia, which people talked about a lot for the Obama administration. We began that two years before President Obama was elected. And I've been very strong on different ways to deal with foreign policy."
TODD: "You're smiling here. You don't want to talk about Hillary Clinton yet. Is that fair to say? You're not ready to talk about her?"
WEBB: "I don't think it's for me to talk about Hillary Clinton. I enjoyed working with her when I was in the Senate. For me, it's not -- I don't know what she's going to do, if she runs, what she will run on. I'm just very concerned about these issues for the country."