The race for the 2016 presidential race in the United States seems to have begun as Democrat Jim Webb on Wednesday became the first person to announce some serious steps with the official launch of an exploratory committee which will work in the direction of the slated polls.
The former Virginia senator and Navy secretary made the official announcement about his exploratory bid for presidentship on his website, Webb2016.com.
Expressing his motto and message to the Americans, 68-year-old leader in a four-page letter wrote on his website:
“The people of United States want positive leader and visionary leadership on whom they can trust, at a time when our country is facing historic challenges. I made this decision after reflecting on numerous political commentaries and listening to many knowledgeable people.”
“I look forward to listening and talking with more people in the coming months as I decide whether or not to run,” he further wrote in the letter.
According to Webb, with the exploratory committee he aims to formally acknowledge his presidential ambitions and not his commitment to a full-scale poll campaign.
The veteran leader, who had left the Senate in the year 2013, is being considered as strong contender but the political experts feel he will have to give a long shot to win the Democratic nomination.
Webb had earlier served as the Naval Secretary under Republican President Ronald Reagan from 1987 to 1988.
Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State, has also expressed her desire for the presidential election but she will take the final call in early 2015.She is being widely regarded as the frontrunner for the top most post.