Webb Wants to Enter 2016 Race Under ‘Right Circumstances’

AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia says he’d like to get into the race for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016 “under the right circumstances.”

The Vietnam War veteran and Navy secretary under President Ronald Reagan was asked during a C-SPAN appearance Sunday about his timeline, and he answered: “I will know it when I see it.”

Webb already has announced a presidential exploratory committee.

Webb says “we’re out talking to people” and the goal is to see if a campaign would be “viable” and could be funded in a way so he could make it into candidate debates.

If the answers are “yes,” Webb says he’ll move forward, and “if not, we won’t.”