Putting Jim Webb on the ticket with Obama makes a lot of sense on paper. He complements Obama’s weak points very well. Just speaking for myself, I’ve always thought it was an obvious choice. And there’s little question that he’s interested in the job. But there’s a strong contrary chorus of people — at least some of whom know him well and like him — who think it’s a terrible idea because Webb is just characterologically not a team player and because he has in the past expressed various views that many Democrats will find anathema, even if he’s since recanted many of them.
Tim Noah makes that case in Slate.