When Clinton was elected, a lot of people on the right said it was a fluke, that it wouldn't have happened if Perot hadn't been there. So the right was offended at Clinton's election, because they didn't think it was fair - meaning the ideological right had a reason to be upset, and they expressed what they were upset about.
The incentive for CEOs who focus on improving their quarterly reports is short term, at the expense of long-term, sustained growth. And so you see things, as we have seen in recent years, where CEOs are more willing to play with the books or make acquisitions that look good in the interim but may detract from the long-term mission.
He has to be really careful about how he positions himself to remain in the spotlight. Luckily for him, he has the money to do it. It's one thing if you don't have the resources. It's another thing if you have the resources, and you can make yourself visible. He's going to have to find a way to do that.
Republicans have a problem that is going to be difficult to deal with. What has to happen eventually is, one, one of the two sides is going to lose interest in the battle, or two, they're going to mutually decide, as Democrats have nationally, to agree to disagree on issues that they know they will never agree on, and focus on the things that they can agree on.
Webb will have plenty of opportunities to make his case - that I was a Republican, and now I'm a Democrat, and here's why I'm a Democrat. But I think Miller has an equal amount of opportunity - or greater opportunity - to make the case that I've always been a Democrat, and so you shouldn't abandon me because Johnny-Come-Lately has decided to run against George Allen.
If you listen to their comments about each other, the Miller campaign - rather than responding to the announcement that Miller was going to run in a critical way - said we welcome more Democrats to the party. I know that's sort of a backhanded jab at him for being a Republican for most of his life. But neither campaign seems to be turning immediately to the negative.