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!!
I’ve heard it all before. Jim Demint. Throw him under the bus. Newt Gingrich. He endorsed DeDe. Santorum endorsed the traiter Specter. Good people make mistakes. There are a lot of people who aren’t as absolutist as you might like them to be.
For whatever reason, Bolling believes Romney is our best chance to beat Obama and save this country. I disagree, but it doesn’t change his conservative record.
Jim, if it seems I’ve been to harsh, I apologize. But like Ed, I’m a bit upset at the shots being taken at our state officials because in the end candidates didn’t get their names on the ballot.
I hope there is something that can be done. And while I’m not a newt supporter, and I’m not committed yet, I was certainly dissapointed when Bachmann and Santorunm didn’t turn in signatures, and was upset when Perry got bumped, and was ready to support Newt here until he got bumped.
But even though I don’t like it, I don’t like the unfounded attacks on what used to be my party, and on elected officials that everybody knows are good conservatives. This is the state with Ken Cuccinelli. We are not perfect, but we are not a hotbead of RINOs playing games for Romney.
With that, I’m calling it a weekend. It’s Christmas, and I’ve got family things to do. This will still be here monday.....
Rules are rules. They should have had enough of a buffer to overcome any issues. Usually candidates try to 200% of what is needed. Again, this highlights the campaign organizational issues of Newt, Perry, and Bachman. If you can’t manage your campaign organization in the primaries, you will get slaughtered in the general election. Obama’s organizational machine will be impressive.
I think the republican playmakers align with Romney pretty early in 2012.
Sorry, whatever they’re doing in VA is just plain stupid. What are these “rules” trying to accomplish? Keep the unknown riff raff off the ballot? These candidates are hardly unknown and they’re all fully vetted qualified Republicans. Perry is sitting governor of Texas, Bachmann a sitting Congressperson, Santorum a prior Senator and Congressman, Gingrich prior Congressman and Speaker of the House. This is inexcusable! And it’s way bigger than Virginia. It affects ALL of us. I don’t know how they’re going to resolve this, but they need to get these candidates on the ballot if they want to be on it.
Something is grossly wrong with a system that keeps four out of six fully qualified candidates (governors, senators, congressmen) off a primary ballot. These so-called rules suck!
Done, JimRob...and I’ve passed along the info to all my FB contacts.
Have a very Merry Christmas!
From what I’m told here at FR the ruling is in line with Virginia law. However, the bothersome thing for me now is the time frame without any allowance for for a ‘make correction’ situation/condition where it can be established that a candidate would have a viable chance for success.The sporting world recognized such situations/conditions years ago by adopting the review procedures. I realize that one can argue that an incident in a sport game the review is about a possible miss sight whereas in the Virginia case the number of proper votes might be a certainty. However, in the case of politics it is well established that the time factor is and has often been used as a means to corrupt valid alternative. I am particularly bothered by this time ‘gating’ when I hear the courts ruling that Obama’s eligibility cannot be challenged after some action of Congress or Obama’s taking the oath. Such exclusive conditions do not give best, better or even valid social environments.
George Allen held a fundraiser on December 13 in Northern Virginia. In attendance was Gov. Bob McDonnell. The fee to attend was $150. The attendance was underwhelming.
And a guy collecting signatures for Gingrich was there and he was not kicked out, he was not harrassed in anyway.
Any suggestion that McDonnell is pulling strings to get Gingrich off the ballot is total BS.
Done and done.
Um yes. I’ve lived in VA for over 32 years.
Bolling might be a good man, but Agenda 21, highway funding for light rail, high speed rail, toll roads, and subsidised crony development are hardly conservative. McDonnell has also been a huge developer of all of the above. Dont let Bolling take all the fall for this. We all want Cucconelli in the govetnors mansion, but MvDonnell isnt the plush conservative people think he is.
If Newt had submitted more than 15,000 signatures, real or fake, THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN NO VERIFICATION. He would be on the ballot. That's apparently how Romney and Paul got in, or maybe those stories about having been grandfathered in because they were on the ballot in 2008 are true (not sure on that one).
Maybe you can ask your buddy Cuccinelli exactly why more than 2000 signatures on Newt's petitions were rejected, and who were the "volunteers" who did the verification.
The RPV grandees owe us that much, at the very least.
Purposley removing voters choices, a rat move from the rat book
This action by the VRP is just another item on the long list that confirms what many here already know. There are many good and sound reasons why the Republican Party is also known somewhat less affectionately as the Stupid Party.
Merry Christmas morning!
I'm not crying in my beer for either one of them. They new the rules and they didn't get the required signatures.
Unless it can be shown there is chicanery, it should remain the way it it.
I don't like the results any better than the next person but rules are rules.
Those conveniently crafted new rules, along with re-redistricting, etc., etc. will get us another 4 years of Obamanation.
That makes more sense than demanding that Newt only be placed on the ballot. But what right does a group of people from other states have to tell RPV how to run their primary?