Jim Webb didn't defeat George Allen by pure luck or by Allen's incompetence. He did it by being a real wordsmith who has understood the mood of the country. The Democrats were right to have him present the response to Bush's State of the Union speech.
Go to Crooks and Liars and watch Webb's speech. If you are a Democrat you won't regret it. If you are a die-hard Republican you'll wonder where the Republicans who can give a speech like this one all went.