I'm just guessing from outide Va, but this smacks of me of a niche type victory (ala Santorum or Huckabee in Iowa Caucus) that carries little chance of widespread support.) Am I wrong? - I certainly hope I am.
In accepting the nomination Jackson told the crowd that he “was an American, not an African-American.”
There have been allegations of financial problems including bankruptcy with Jackson who has been a perpetual candidate for years in VA for all kinds of offices.
Corey Stewart received the VA Tea Party endorsement. He was the Tea Party candidate in this race. Pete Snider was the establishment candidate. Jackson is the gadfly candidate. IMO Jackson will be defeated soundly by the Dems in November.
I bet there will be a hue and cry by the establishment that we should have had a primary rather than a convention to nominate our candidates. There is no doubt that Jackson would have lost in a primary.
I’m in Virginia. I’m not familiar with Jackson. However, my Sunday paper says he’s known as a grassroots crusader for the Constitution and for social conservatism.
I was there. His speech was one of the best I’ve ever seen. Maybe the best. It was obvious to me from the outset that he had more supporters there than anyone else. I was supporting another candidate, but I’m not disappointed by his win. We’ll have to wait to see how it plays out. We certainly have a conservative slate this go ‘round.