Virginia proved in the primary season that it had a signature collection scam that caused Perry, Gingrich and Santorum take it to court claiming it is unconstitutional. They lost.
They also were unable to get on Virginia’s ballot.
Goode, a Virginian himself, creatively joined with others to get enough signatures.
Now ask yourself this: If Perry, Gingrich, and Santorum had all carried petitions for each other and had had each signer sign all 3, then would they have qualified for the ballot?
I’m actually very encouraged by Goode’s creativity.
I’m surprised Paul and Romney were the only ones on the ballot now that I see what a little cooperating with people in the same situation could have accomplished.
Whupped ‘em again, din’t we Josey!
There’s a difference between a competitor and an ally.
The socialist Green Party is an ally of Goode’s, those primary wannabes were competitors.
It’s a shame they did not get the legally required signatures despite knowing the law. I didn’t bother to vote in the primary and, more importantly, attention wasn’t paid to the primary by anyone. It was a waste of time and money instead of the publicity bonus it could have been for the Party!
I don’t, however, think the Republican Party of Virginia should have conspired to evade the law for the sake of these possible candidates, despite the ‘good’ they would have gotten from doing so.
Here we are again. Another Goode thread and the willard apologists are legion.
You know every 4 years we have a Presidential election and every four years we have the sunshine conservatives telling us why we have to vote for whatever slug the gop dredges up. Or Life As We Know It Will End. And every time the candidate is worse. Its a suckers game that conservatives are foolish to play.