Jim Webb

For Democratic candidates, here's the hard stuff

The Democratic debate season opens Tuesday night in Las Vegas without the showbiz appeal of the Republican forums -- Donald Trump serves a purpose -- but still potentially instructive. The focus will be on two of the party's five presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. For Clinton, the challenge is to address concerns of voters who tell pollsters they're not sure she's trustworthy. For Sanders, it's to convey the sense that he actually could be President. The other three are walk-ons: Martin O'Malley, a former governor of Maryland; Jim Webb, former navy secretary and ex- senator from Virginia; and Lincoln Chafee, who was a Republican Rhode...