Doufous McDonnell chose the wrong path as well. Cantor has his own problems ~ actually too many problems.
Cooch is still OK.
Now, regarding the need to run Cooch for higher office, whatever it takes!
And, BTW, as long as the primary system is so corruptable, particularly by outsiders, I suggest we cannot afford to use it. It's gotta' be fixed.
Conventions give over the party nomination to the people who have the least else going on in their lives, and therefore the most time to give up to go to conventions. They exclude anybody who works on saturdays, anybody who has a job that takes them overseas, all active duty military personnel. They exclude people who can’t afford the convention fee (unlike a primary, you can charge people to attend a convention). They exclude people who don’t have good transportation. They exclude a lot of people who live in southwest Virginia, since conventions are generally held in Richmond.
And they are easily corrupted — it’s easier to pay off a few hundred people to attend a convention, than tens of thousands of people to throw a primary.
Bill did support Romney, in 2008 and in 2012. Romney is now our nominee, and there was nobody else competing in Virginia. Jim DeMint endorsed Romney in 2008 as well, so Bill Bolling was not alone in this supposed “apostasy”.
It’s silly to dismiss a solid conservative record over an endorsement, but you are free to do so if you wish. Just so people understand the basis for your opinion.