So you've been outta the public eye for decades, no one remembers who you are, you've switched parties, and you decide to run for Senate against a popular incumbent. How the hell do you get any attention? You know what you need: a gimmick.
In his comments here, he drew a distinction between not supporting the war in Iraq and still supporting the troops who are there. In fact, Webb's son is a Marine who expects to be deployed to Iraq this summer, and Webb said he will wear combat boots throughout the campaign to honor his son and others who are deployed.
Beautiful. Oh, you're still gonna lose, but nice work.