Skip to comments.One hundred thousand people wanted to fb "Like" Newt Gingrich onto the Virginia ballot
Posted on 12/24/2011 7:49:29 PM PST by Jim Robinson
I just started a new facebook page as a place for grassroots conservatives to urge Virginia to allow the leading Republican contender for the presidency onto the Virginia ballot. Gingrich is the Republican leader nationwide and in Virginia! It's absolutely ludicrous, if not criminal, for Virginia to deny the conservative base and tea party favorite a spot on the ballot while they promote their elite ruling class RINO!
Do not allow Virginia to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of conservative grassroots voters who would mark their ballots for Newt Gingrich! Adding insult to injury, they don't even allow write-ins on their ballots!
It truly is a one man election (disregarding the Ron Paul nutcake). You can vote for anyone you wish in Virginia as long as his name is Mitt Romney.
We need to write or call the Republican Party of Virginia to register our outrage and if you are a facebook user, please visit and "Like" the "Newt Gingrich on Virginia Ballot" page.
Thank you all very much, and Merry Christmas!!
Emphasis needs to be that this is not a Virginia law , as I understand, but something the Repubs dreamed up for some reason.
Newt’s campaign should call RPV and say “Newt has just converted to islam.”
They’d have him atop that ballot in 5 minutes.
George H W Bush, Bob Dole, John McCain, and now Mittens Romney. When will it end? Never, that’s when. Not as long as they can get by with it. When will we take a stand and put a stop to this nonsense?
If not now, when?
OK, who engineered the Virginia system? Paulbots vs. Mittbots? Surely someone in Virginia must care for Perry, Bachmann, Huntsman, let alone for Gingrich?
Actually, it’s a firewall against NOVA.
Ya know, if Herman Cain had hung in there a few more weeks, and ran into this same difficulty in Virginia, wonder if we’d now see the Al Sharpton types getting apoplectic that a “black candidate can’t get on the primary ballot in Virginia.”
Oh, that would be a world in which black liberals were fair. Back to our present reality.
>> This treachery will not be allowed to stand without a whole lot of blowback!! On [RPV]!!
Jim, if I were Virginian and confronted with having to choose between Romney, Paul or Obama, I think I’d have to choose Paul so that we could at least have a national discussion about our forsaken Constitution just once before the Republic as we knew it is gone forever.
Romney won’t save us from where Obama has brought us and not enough republicans will fight him once installed.
Obama will hasten our already almost certain economic national demise. (Romney may take his foot off the gas, but he seems unfamiliar with brakes...)
Paul would be far better than either of those two economically and domestically and both sides of the aisle would likely resist Paul’s foreign policies, while watching him like hawks. The nation winds up spending 4 years discussing the Constitution and perhaps getting rid of a few big government agencies.
Warts and all, that’s an easy choice.
Well, I wouldn’t vote for any one of the three. Would just pass and remove any support I might have for the VRP as I bombard them with some choice notes.
That sound reasonable to me.
After all, it is perfectly permissible to resolve an issue of eligibility in this manor.
Judge James Robertson said so regarding little bammy's qualifications under the Constitution to be president.
No, please, I would be honored to quote the good Judge...
Judge James Robertson said, "The plaintiff says that he is a retired Air Force colonel who continues to owe fealty to his Commander-in-Chief (because he might possibly be recalled to duty) and who is tortured by uncertainty as to whether he would have to obey orders from Barack Obama because it has not been proven to the colonel's satisfaction that Mr. Obama is a native-born American citizen, qualified under the Constitution to be president.
"The issue of the president's citizenship was raised, vetted, blogged, texted, twittered, and otherwise massaged by America's vigilant citizenry.
And that settles that by golly!
Id be willing to bet my house that this is McDonnell’s work.
You and me both, LOL - I'll get her to do the "like it" FB thing tomorrow
If Newt had gotten 15,000 signatures, he would have been exempt from the address checks too. And he could’ve hired anyone no matter how shady to collect the signatures, since they wouldn’t be checked. He lost the ground game on this one either due to a lack of time, money or both. Just getting 4,000 more signatures would have been easier than trying to fight the system and get the law or rules changed now.
I can see a big problem having a write-in option in a primary that’s open for both parties to vote in. What’s to stop the other party from rallying together and writing in their own candidate? Of course if they want to nominate a sure loser against Obama they’ve already got a couple good choices available on this ballot.
It sounds like the best option would be to waive the requirement on the address checks so that Newt’s signatures wouldn’t be thrown out. However, that could be unfair to the other candidates like Santorum. They may not have tried to collect signatures, feeling they couldn’t get enough to overcome the address checks. But it wouldn’t exactly be fair to extend the deadline for a couple of weeks when the other candidates had a big head start based on the old rules.
I hope our members in all of the states are signed up to be on Newt’s mailing list. I saw people on here claiming they were not contacted by the campaign to help out with signatures, but Newt said they did e-mail supporters on Monday and asked publicly for help on Tuesday. Granted, that’s a last-minute start. Newt’s larger mistake may be trying to run his campaign as a big money campaign when it should be run as a grass-roots campaign that gets supporters more involved.
“We barely made it in Ohio and we may barely make it Thursday in Virginia, said Gingrich. We’re asking all of our friends in Virginia to go to Newt.org and volunteer to get petitions signed in the next 48 hours.
To that end, the campaign sent out an email to supporters Monday asking for help getting on the Virginia ballot. The email, which also announced Gingrich will himself be in Virginia Wednesday for a rally, asked supporters to get people out to one of nearly a dozen signature stations the campaign has set up in at least eight of the states 11 congressional districts.”
Maybe they can make a rule that any candidate who wins another state’s primary before VA needs to print the ballots can be added to the ballot if they pay a fee.
Somebody said it was a leader in Romney’s campaign. Not sure if true.
Actually, there’s no reason not to allow Santorum, Bachmann, Perry, Gingrich, et al, on the ballot, assuming they’re still in the race after the early primaries. There’s no doubt that they are legitimate Republican candidates.
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