Skip to comments.Bolling Suspends/Withdraws from Contest for VA Governor 2013
Posted on 11/28/2012 6:17:35 AM PST by EDINVA
EXCERPT FROM THE EMAIL:
I am writing to advise you that after a great deal of consideration I have decided to suspend my campaign for the Republican Party's nomination for Governor of Virginia. Needless to say, this was a very difficult decision for me, and I know it will come as a surprise and disappointment to you, but I am confident it is the right decision.
In VA we have open primaries and no registration by party. Anyone can vote to choose the GOP nominee. I prefer Reps to choose our nominee.
We will have to agree to disagree on this subject.
Regardless, Ken would have won in either a convention or a primary. I will be a convention delegate and vote for him.
>I expect the Dims will now try to draft Perellio or Mark Warner because they know Cuccinelli will be very hard to beat.<
There have already been some very positive, yet vague, commercials featuring Warner and how he’ll promote sound energy practices. I’d guess he’s already begun to campaign.
The Dems will devote the coming year to macaca’ing Cuccinelli. That’s a given.
However, in ‘10 Cuccinelli actually got more votes than either McDonnell or Bolling. He’d been elected to the House of Delegates repeatedly from one of the bluest districts in the state He has a good electoral record.
The leading (and at the moment only) Dem running is Terry McAuliffe who couldn’t win his party’s nomination in a primary years ago.
Unless the ‘12 electorate shows up, Cuccinelli should be in good shape.
Our Democrat-controlled newspaper has an obsessive hatred of Cuccinelli. That tells me that Cuccinelli is my man.
Why would Warner give up his Senate seat to be Governor again? especially considering that McDonnell will be running for Senate in 2014.
Well, this letter shows one difference between Bolling and other GOPe types: he is withdrawing rather than salting the earth.
VA went “blue” because voter fraud made it so.
>Why would Warner give up his Senate seat to be Governor again? especially considering that McDonnell will be running for Senate in 2014.<
Well, the ads don’t state, “Warner for Senate”. They’re extremely vague, but they’re resoundingly positive. It could well be he’s getting a head start on a Senate re-election bid. That said, there’s been a bit of churn that wants him to run for Governor. Only time will tell.
Good. Virginia needs a committed conservative as governor, not another wimpy middle-of-the-roader.
I’m a bit disappointed that Cuccineli’s first blast email after the Bolling withdrawal was basically ONLY a fundraising letter. He mentioned Bolling’s withdrawal in passing. I actually found it tacky.
Want some cheese to go with that whine, Cap’n ?
While the drubbing we conservatives took Nov 6th makes me wary of predicting ANYTHING these days as far as VA voters are concerned...
McAuliffe is white and it’s an “off” year election so guess who will be staying home...
And I totally agree with your sentiment, too...
Can’t seem to “hide” the extra votes as well in a statewide election as you can nationally...
it’s Cuccinelli turn ~ Bolling’s time has come and gone.
As Romney’s crowd proved Virginia’s primary system is corrupt beyond fixing. it’s time to turn back to something more in tune with reality ~ the CONVENTION
That happens only when the ku-kluxers in Southside show up to vote for a white Democrat they think harbors old time thoughts ~ like they did for Webb.