Wait, why would holding a primary and letting the voters decide be against Republican principles? Isn’t it better to let the voters have the say than party insiders? Or does this only count when the party insiders are people who support the other guy?
Because Virginia has “Open Primaries” and no Party Registration. And the primary process has a history of being jiggered by the State Central Committee.
That’s why Virginia’s Presidential Primary only had Mittens and Nor Luap in it, despite Gingrich and Santorum still having campaigns going at the time. . .
In this case, it matters little since Cuccinelli will defeat Bolling in a primary or at the convention. It would be better if Cuccinelli did not have to spend money for a primary, which is much more expensive. Bolling is doing this out of spite. He would like to see Cuccinelli go down to defeat in the General Election for having the temerity to challenge him.