I would like to congratulate the Republicans Party for officially destroying themsleves - great work reince priebus, eric cantor, john boehner, mitch mcconnell, jon kyl, kevin mccarthy, and the rest of the RINO leadership, as you are all merely democRat-light. 2010 was your LAST CHANCE. They can't even get organized enough to be beat an inferior version of Jimmy Carter. I HOPE that I am wrong; but if I am right - then Republicans did this to themselves AND they are officially DONE; enter third party (tea party, Conservative, Libertarian, Independent, or a combination of the four).
And the conspiracy theories here are nuts. I wasn't aware there was a large population of Romney lovers infiltrating the highest levels of VA. You're dead to me, Levin
I'm a Virginia Republican, and I would be satisfied if they would give us write-ins. That would solve no end of trouble. As it is, I won't be voting in the primary this year. In the general, I'll vote for the best qualified Republican even if I have to write him in.
Georgette Mosbacher, top GOP official and bundler, in late October "We do not consider Perry a factor....We know who our candidate will be". Enough said.
Grow up, child. You don't even understand basic politics or how campaigns are funded. You aren't even educated enough to back up your own arguments.
Uh, no. Your thought process is completely missing. Let's learn about politics 101 here for a moment. The personal wealth of a candidate has absolutely nothing to do with the campaign wealth of a candidate. Newt Gingrich may be a millionaire, but that doesn't transfer into his campaign coffer. Newt does not have millions in his coffer. As for Perry, then you have destroyed your own argument. If he has millions available, then why isn't he on the ballot? Wanna know why? Because VA pulled a stunt. And, I have no doubt that Perry will be put on the ballot.
I've been waiting to hear from Levin on this issue, since I knew he lived there. And, I thought so... I thought it seemed a wee bit suspicious. Now, I know. This makes me sick. It also makes me more opposed to Romney than I was five minutes ago. He's got to go.
It is a damned shame that the "powers that be" feel the need to push one candidate over they other.Purely because they KNOW they can "get things" from the single candidate they push.It's called "We the People" no longer matter it's what the party wants that counts .Doesn't matter if it's Newt this time it might be anout Obama in the near future.Because the nest obama will let the "powers that be" push him around in order to form their issues with out being seen.
IF we allow this to keep happening our Nation,or Constitution, our Country will no longer be what our founders fought for.
This is exactly what I've said. Romney is corrupt. If he gets the nomination we will be screwed. I said exactly what Mark said when the news first came out that Perry and Gingrich were conveniently denied ballot access in Virginia to the benefit of Romney. It's obvious that this particular contest was stolen for Romney, because Super Tuesday will have many primaries in which Romney will not do well, especially in the South. The Establishment essentially have gift wrapped Virginia to Romney.
It's amazing that people don't understand the extent these people will go to keep the status quo. The extent these people will go to deny a true conservative, even a relatively conservative candidate like Santorum, the reigns of power at the top.
We The People must wake up and take control of this process once and for all and get a conservative in the White House to end the corruption that is going to bankrupt this country. We The People can no longer abide by these games played on us by the political Establishments to keep the gravy train going in Washington. If you care about this nation and it's future vote for Anybody but Romney and Ron Paul!
That Romney named Virgina's Lt. Gov Bill Bolling as his campaign chairman only adds to the stank all over this thing.
If the GOP had any spine or brains they'd push for all the primaries to be held on the same day. That way the first 5 primaries would not get to decide who the candidate was and get special treatment because of it.
History doesn't repeat, but it sure does rime.
In Australia, the "silly season" is limited to a few short weeks. Kind of like how once baseball playoffs start here, they just go bang-bang. All the money and "actual" campaigning happens in a mad rush. It's totally do-able, and our unwillingness to chop it short looks silly by comparison, IMO.
Further, everyone is expected to show up to the polls. I think it's a requirement of maintaining your voting privileges.
Despite this, they seem to have fairly even-handed, centrist MPs running the place (over time, at least). It's kind of like fallout from the Theory of Large Numbers as applied to group consensus.
Here, when so few vote, the really fringe groups have too much power.
read what I said. if someone has 15,001 they can all be fake as they are not verified.
under 15 they get verified.
so if someone turned in 16k fake ones they are on ballot.
thats a problem.
and I don't care what the crazy bastard paul has, hes a disaster I wiil never vote for.
now don't go all paulbot on me.
I'm afraid the joke's on Mark. Virginia primary isn't until March 6th Super Tuesday. Romney will have the nomination in the bag by then. He may not win Iowa, but he will win NH. Since 1948 every winner of the NH primary has gone on to be the nominee except for 2.
That's why Huntsman made his statement about the Iowa primary: "They pick corn in Iowa, they pick presidents in NH."
their DA says he does not want to force a rule change mid campaign when this very rule was put in place mid campaign.
its a mess.
and 15,001 signatures with 14k fake will pass while 14,999 with 1k fake fails.
its a mess.
If they changed the rule of the game,Perry will win his case.The people has been deny their choices.What mentality is this,pretty close to tyranny