Fiasco: Bachmann, Huntsman, Santorum fail to make Virginia ballot

posted at 8:00 pm on December 22, 2011 by Allahpundit

That’s not even the worst part. The worst part is that Perry and Gingrich, either one of whom could still become the Great Grassroots Hope against Romney, might not have qualified either. You need 10,000 signatures to make the ballot but 15,000 are recommended since a bunch are bound to be thrown out as false or duplicative as the petitions are scrutinized. You also need at least 600 signatures from each of Virginia’s 11 congressional districts. Romney submitted 16,026 and Ron Paul submitted 14,361. Perry’s total: 11,911. Gingrich’s: 11,050. If they end up getting bounced, the Republican primary ballot for one of America’s key swing states will consist exclusively of … Mitt Romney and Ron Paul.

You know who that benefits?

Romney was the first Republican presidential candidate to file his petitions. His Virginia campaign chairman, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, delivered them on Tuesday. President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign filed earlier this month.

The State Board of Elections will turn over the petitions to the respective political parties for validating. Republican will begin the process Friday morning and have sought volunteers to help with the process…

The parties have until Tuesday at 5 p.m. to tell the State Board of Elections which candidates qualify for the March 6 primary ballot. The order of names will be decided by lottery on Wednesday.

Larry Sabato expects the state GOP will turn a “blind eye” to any signature problems on Perry’s or Gingrich’s petitions. I’ll bet. Question for political junkies, then: How could Bachmann, Huntsman, and Santorum have failed this epically? Is it a simple matter of lacking the resources to put people in the field collecting signatures or is it a sign of deep organizational dysfunction that should rightly disqualify them from the race? Every day, it seems, the bar for the nomination gets pushed a bit lower by the incompetence of someone running, and every day that makes me ever so slightly and grudgingly more open to the idea of nominating Romney. He gets his ballot homework in early; he doesn’t say catastrophically stupid things at the debates; he doesn’t have any racist newsletters to his record. He is, in other words, a minimally capable candidate, which apparently means he’s more capable than anyone else in the field. The one consolation if he wins is that we don’t have to worry about him, say, spacing on the date to file general-election petitions in Florida. Thank heaven for small favors.

Two clips for you, one from Romney’s PAC tearing into Perry and Gingrich and the other, from 1994, of Romney denouncing … attack ads. Have you noticed, by the way, that you never see an ad from Team Mitt laying out Ron Paul for any of the million shady things he’s said in the past even though he’s the frontrunner in Iowa right now? There’s a reason for that, of course, and Perry and Gingrich really, really, really need to start pointing it out soon. It won’t change any minds among the hardcore Paul fans, but not all of Paul’s supporters in Iowa are hardcore. Some are with him because they’re looking for a Not Romney, they like what he has to say on spending and abortion, and they haven’t heard much yet about those newsletters or the fact that, oh, for example, he wouldn’t have given the order to get Bin Laden. Those people need to understand the implications of their vote and Perry/Gingrich can drive it home to them in nine words: A vote for Paul is a vote for Romney. If they’re aware of that and want to vote Paul anyway, that’s fine, but let’s make sure they realize that they actually can choose the nominee this cycle — namely, Romney — with their vote on January 3rd. And they don’t have to vote for Romney to do it.


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Which means Newt wins VA by default.

The Mormon has no chance around here

liberal4life on December 22, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Breaks my heart. Really.

carbon_footprint on December 22, 2011 at 8:02 PM

And just what the hell does this mean anyway? I hate ballet. It is boring. The chicks look hot in the tutus and tights, but how does this affect their campaigns?

carbon_footprint on December 22, 2011 at 8:04 PM

This increases the chance for a write in for Gov.Palin dramatically.

promachus on December 22, 2011 at 8:05 PM

How can candidates run and not make arrangements to get on ballots?

makes it kind of stupid?

gerrym51 on December 22, 2011 at 8:05 PM

c’mon perry

cmsinaz on December 22, 2011 at 8:07 PM

mickey mouse doesn’t count in virginia?

dang it

cmsinaz on December 22, 2011 at 8:07 PM

If they end up getting bounced, the Republican primary ballot for one of America’s key swing states will consist exclusively of … Mitt Romney and Ron Paul.

LOL. It would be hilarious if Paul won Virginia.

McDuck on December 22, 2011 at 8:07 PM

How could Bachmann, Huntsman, and Santorum have failed this epically?

Huntsman’s support is within the margin of error.

ZGMF_Freedom on December 22, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Here’s the info about a group trying to run ads for writing in Gov.Palin in Iowa. Please help them with their efforts.

The only way to stop Paul/Romney to win Iowa is to write in Palin.

promachus on December 22, 2011 at 8:07 PM

I think nobody takes Virginia seriously if all the candidates are not all the ballot.

They’ll be on the ballot in the end.

Dr. Tesla on December 22, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Which means Newt wins VA by default.

The Mormon has no chance around here

liberal4life on December 22, 2011 at 8:02 PM

This is true, sadly. I don’t see Mitt winning Southwest Virginia or the Virginia Beach area.

Punchenko on December 22, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Where are the adults in this race?

portlandon on December 22, 2011 at 8:09 PM

y’all be good, gotta turn in early tonight….see you in the am

cmsinaz on December 22, 2011 at 8:09 PM

No problem, people can just write in ‘Santorum’, if they’re having trouble with the spelling I’m sure Google can help them. :D

Lawdawg86 on December 22, 2011 at 8:09 PM

So Romney losing Virginia in the Republican primary is ONLY because he’s a Mormon and notthing to do with RomneyCare or just they prefer somebody else for whatever reason?

Just rabid hatred of the Mormon guy?

Dr. Tesla on December 22, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Wonder if the Iowa Evangelical leaders want to reconsider the endorsement of Santorum,

Wethal on December 22, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Allah, you realize Ron Paul is only polling well in Iowa because of the OWS crowd, right? Occupy Iowa has made a concerted effort to help Paul win the caucus.

ButterflyDragon on December 22, 2011 at 8:11 PM

If that many candidate didn’t make the ballot in Virginia,

I think that says more about Virginia’s process than the candidates. If they are making the ballot in all the states except Virginia, the problem has to be Virginia.

Dr. Tesla on December 22, 2011 at 8:11 PM

That’s not even the worst part. The worst part is that Perry and Gingrich, either one of whom could still become the Great Grassroots Hope against Romney, might not have qualified either

AP has his best and worst inverted. Restore sanity. Defeat Obama. Nominate the only competent candidate now.

Basilsbest on December 22, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Isn’t qualifying for state ballots one of the most basic things you have to do in a Presidential campaign?

NextGenerationVoters on December 22, 2011 at 8:13 PM

if it’s Poppy Bush’s pick Mitt Romney I’m hoping for a brokered convention.

that way maybe we can get some really stellar nominee like:

Boehner
McConnell
Hensarling
Cantor
or………maybe the convention would turn to McCain again!!

hells bells if we’re going to have to re-live 2008 we might as well have the same candidate in name as well as spirit. I’m sure he’d “fight” this time.

PappyD61 on December 22, 2011 at 8:13 PM

What was competent about RomneyCare. It’s been a disaster.

Romney fans never want to talk about that.

Dr. Tesla on December 22, 2011 at 8:13 PM

What was competent about RomneyCare. It’s been a disaster.

Romney fans never want to talk about that.

Dr. Tesla on December 22, 2011 at 8:13 PM

Stop lying about Romneycare. Romney had to do it because it was Reagan’s fault!
/

El_Terrible on December 22, 2011 at 8:15 PM

That’s not even the worst part. The worst part is that Perry and Gingrich, either one of whom could still become the Great Grassroots Hope against Romney, might not have qualified either

the party in virginia is not going to invalidate anybodys signatures

gerrym51 on December 22, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Obama does not have to worry much. Romney will be the default nominee.

ronval912 on December 22, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Here’s the info about a group trying to run ads for writing in Gov.Palin in Iowa. Please help them with their efforts.

The only way to stop Paul/Romney to win Iowa is to write in Palin.

promachus on December 22, 2011 at 8:07 PM

sorry but the 1/2 term two-time quitter doesn’t want the job.

As it turns out she didn’t “reload” she decided it was time to “unload”.

PappyD61 on December 22, 2011 at 8:15 PM

I’ve never heard of a candidate seriously running for POTUS not getting on a ballot. Who can take Virginia seriously if they do not allow these candidates on the ballot? Or, are these candidates so imcompetent, they cannot even do what it takes to get their name on a ballot? Stupid seems to be my word of the night: Boehner is stupid and so are these stupid candidates. When do we get some serious adults in the race?

Puma for Life on December 22, 2011 at 8:16 PM

Is it a simple matter of lacking the resources to put people in the field collecting signatures or is it a sign of deep organizational dysfunction that should rightly disqualify them from the race?

It’s the latter. There are no resources to speak of, other than people, in putting people in the field.

Dusty on December 22, 2011 at 8:16 PM

Oops….

cane_loader on December 22, 2011 at 8:16 PM

Virginia will be accused of bias if they leave all these candidates off the ballot. This isn’t going to hold up.

Dr. Tesla on December 22, 2011 at 8:16 PM

geez allah check these requirements :

The state’s primary, which is slated for Super Tuesday on March 6, has some of the most stringent ballot access requirements in the country: 10,000 signatures from registered Virginia voters, including 400 from each of the state’s 11 congressional districts. And the elections board recommends getting at least 1.5 times the number of required signatures — 15,000 for presidential candidates — in case any of them are found to be invalid.
Mitt Romney, who filed Tuesday, was the only candidate to get 1.5 times the required number of signatures

newrouter on December 22, 2011 at 8:17 PM

What was competent about RomneyCare. It’s been a disaster.

Romney fans never want to talk about that.

Dr. Tesla on December 22, 2011 at 8:13 PM

Yes, but what that Mitt’s fault, or was it part of the changes made since he left, or the stuff forced onto the bill as part of a veto override?

Romneycare was originally a CATO idea. Newt was for it before he was against it.

Even Perry has attempted to force Gardisil down his state’s throat as part of a crony-capitalist/health-care-mandate.

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on December 22, 2011 at 8:18 PM

makes it kind of stupid?

[gerrym51 on December 22, 2011 at 8:05 PM]

Unless you have a hankering to travel around the country on someone else’s dime.

Dusty on December 22, 2011 at 8:18 PM

now that ohio has moved its primary back to march 6th i believe several of these candidates ar also not on that ballot

gerrym51 on December 22, 2011 at 8:19 PM

good for you, promachus, for spreading the word… but, if write-ins are allowed in VA then i guess the candidates who didn’t make the ballot will have a bunch of people voting for them too. sigh. oh well, this does bring them down to the same level as palin though so that’s good for her. (i mean, the level of a write-in candidate vs someone on he ballot)

the Republican primary ballot for one of America’s key swing states will consist exclusively of … Mitt Romney and Ron Paul.

oh no… that was the choice i got upset about in the poll earlier today!! it really does exist!! nooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!

Sachiko on December 22, 2011 at 8:19 PM

@theothermcain

newrouter on December 22, 2011 at 8:19 PM

I’m not believing that many Republicans are at all thrilled with any of their candidates. Except the Paulites.

Ron Paul has a huge following among homeschoolers in Virginia and in North Carolina. I can see him possibly winning in Virginia. It’s also an open primary — any Democrat or Independent in Virginia could vote for whomever.

What’s kind of unbelievable is that Mr. Santorum actually lives in Virginia, and has for years, and he doesn’t have an organization here? Hmm.

LibertyJane on December 22, 2011 at 8:20 PM

Punchenko on December 22, 2011 at 8:08 PM

I don’t see Gingrich being taken seriously by voters by the time March 6th roles around.

gyrmnix on December 22, 2011 at 8:21 PM

Even Perry has attempted to force Gardisil down his state’s throat as part of a crony-capitalist/health-care-mandate.

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on December 22, 2011 at 8:18 PM

Yep. No difference between forcing people to get a vaccine and forcing people to purchase healthcare insurance every month for their entire life.

El_Terrible on December 22, 2011 at 8:21 PM

Isn’t qualifying for state ballots one of the most basic things you have to do in a Presidential campaign?

NextGenerationVoters on December 22, 2011 at 8:13 PM

Yes. And not qualifying for a state ballot is one way to be disqualified in the overall competition without having to “lose face” by announcing a withdrawal.

Thus, those not qualifying can continue to present as candidates and maintain their arguments/positions while not actually being viable for any national election.

Lourdes on December 22, 2011 at 8:22 PM

Where are the adults in this race?
portlandon on December 22, 2011 at 8:09 PM

Mitt’s in NH.

Basilsbest on December 22, 2011 at 8:22 PM

Somehow I don’t think Romney implemented RomneyCare because of Cato or Heritage. He’s not a political philosphy guy and I doubt he even knew what their opinions were on healthcare policy at the time.

I understand that he wants to hide behind that now, but he could throw RoomneyCare under the bus as a bad idea, but the problem is it’s his only “accomplishment” in Mass.

Dr. Tesla on December 22, 2011 at 8:22 PM

As Rush says – you write P A L I N. He said it is a very easy 5 letter word.

karenhasfreedom on December 22, 2011 at 8:23 PM

There was an opt-out on the vaccinee thing so there was a choice there.

Dr. Tesla on December 22, 2011 at 8:23 PM

although its not impossible(lisa murkowski in alaska) its generally harder to win depending on write in votes

gerrym51 on December 22, 2011 at 8:24 PM

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on December 22, 2011 at 8:18 PM

wasnt a mandate, people could opt out. get your facts straight dumbass

chasdal on December 22, 2011 at 8:24 PM

Palin had enough obstacles as it was, so hard to see her winning as a write in.

I don’t think anybody can beat Money Man Mitt as a write in.

Dr. Tesla on December 22, 2011 at 8:25 PM

How come Instapundit can link about this very issue to RSMcCain at 6:28 (http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/133973/) and there is not one link in this post to The Other McCain?

trhediger on December 22, 2011 at 8:26 PM

Stupid candidates do stupid things. They arent organized. They just throw verbal bombs at Obama and “the establishment” and they ruin things for the smarter people who actually want to eliminate the Obama presidency.

The Republican field is now the Cantina scene in Star Wars….and Mitt Romney is Hans Solo..the only non-freak.

Jailbreak on December 22, 2011 at 8:26 PM

Ron Paul has a huge following among homeschoolers in Virginia and in North Carolina. I can see him possibly winning in Virginia. It’s also an open primary — any Democrat or Independent in Virginia could vote for whomever.
LibertyJane on December 22, 2011 at 8:20 PM

I’m really surprised by this. The homeschoolers I know have a great knowledge of history, and current events, and should know that Ron Paul’s views on foreign affairs is dangerous at best. Bachmann would be a better choice for them, not just on foreign affairs, but issues of morality.

balkanmom on December 22, 2011 at 8:27 PM

This increases the chance for a write in for Gov.Palin dramatically.

promachus on December 22, 2011 at 8:05 PM

OMFG

rickyricardo on December 22, 2011 at 8:27 PM

I understand that he wants to hide behind that now, but he could throw RoomneyCare under the bus as a bad idea, but the problem is it’s his only “accomplishment” in Mass.

Dr. Tesla on December 22, 2011 at 8:22 PM

I think his better accomplishment was balancing the budget in a heavily Dem state.

I wish he would have disavowed RomneyCare as well. However, he hasn’t; and even if he had, it would just be one more notch in the “flipper’s” belt and would be meaningless.

None the less, he is the only candidate that I think has any kind of ability to beat Obama. I would have been very happy if a not Mitt had come out, as I was very much against Mitt in the beginning, but his performance has been consistently better than his opponents.

Everyone of them has shot themselves in the foot and their campaigns have fallen apart. They can’t blame Mitt for what they have done to themselves.

Mitt’s just the last guy on the island.

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on December 22, 2011 at 8:28 PM

If this were Wisconsin and the candidates were Democrats, it wouldn’t be an issue.

Rose on December 22, 2011 at 8:29 PM

Per Rush:

Write in P A L I N

ChuckTX on December 22, 2011 at 8:29 PM

rickyricardo on December 22, 2011 at 8:27 PM

Very offensive language.

Rock on Sarah!

balkanmom on December 22, 2011 at 8:29 PM

I’m not one of the 3 people who know the intricacies of VA election law – or, because political parties are private, VA Republican election procedures – but it matters if the VA Republican Party examines signatures on their own, or whether examination requires a complaint from an interested party, i.e., another candidate.

If it’s the later, Romney would never directly challenge the signatures, as the political fall-out would lose him votes in other States. But it’s entirely within his character to try to arrange a challenge through cut-outs, e.g., through a lawyer nominally representing Ron Paul, or to try to challenge the signatures by covertly influencing the internal VA Republican Party bureaucracy.

In the unlikely case that Newt is excluded from the VA ballot, he should announce to supporters: Vote for Ron Paul!

Paul can’t win the Republican nomination, but he can at least deprive Romney of some VA delegates.

BCrago66 on December 22, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Yep. No difference between forcing people to get a vaccine and forcing people to purchase healthcare insurance every month for their entire life.

El_Terrible on December 22, 2011 at 8:21 PM

The difference is in the facts. The people of MA LOVE Masscare.

csdeven on December 22, 2011 at 8:30 PM

The Mormon has no chance around here

liberal4life on December 22, 2011 at 8:02 PM

why don’t you live up to your name or just STFU.

lib·er·al (l b r- l, l b r l). adj. 1. a. Not limited to or by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas; free from bigotry

sheryl on December 22, 2011 at 8:32 PM

Per Rush:

Write in P A L I N

ChuckTX on December 22, 2011 at 8:29 PM

That fat-head is very nervous that Romney is going to win the nomination and then the general election. Fat-head’s ratings will be significantly downgraded when a conservative guy is president and a republican congress…what the hell is fat-head going to do…I mean besides take illegal drugs, eat too much, and go through wives faster than Newt Gingrich.

Jailbreak on December 22, 2011 at 8:32 PM

Is it a simple matter of lacking the resources to put people in the field collecting signatures or is it a sign of deep organizational dysfunction that should rightly disqualify them from the race?

No, it pretty much just means that Romney has a ton of cash and the others don’t.

Anabolic State on December 22, 2011 at 8:33 PM

or………maybe the convention would turn to McCain again!!

hells bells if we’re going to have to re-live 2008 we might as well have the same candidate in name as well as spirit. I’m sure he’d “fight” this time.

PappyD61 on December 22, 2011 at 8:13 PM

You’re in fine form tonight Pappy.

Dr Evil on December 22, 2011 at 8:34 PM

Hey, at least we can all take Mitt Rommney at his word. He has been steadfast in his ideals and has never, ever, never faltered. He takes a stand.

carbon_footprint on December 22, 2011 at 8:34 PM

why don’t you live up to your name or just STFU.

lib·er·al (l b r- l, l b r l). adj. 1. a. Not limited to or by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas; free from bigotry

sheryl on December 22, 2011 at 8:32 PM

Sheryl, for what its worth…dont feed the trolls. Liberal4Life isnt a liberal. He is a troll just trying to get reactions from people. I dont read his posts nor do I read that other constant poster, Dr Tesla. Avoid reading those two trolls and eventually, they will move on.

Jailbreak on December 22, 2011 at 8:34 PM

So once again, Santorum just lays there like a puddle of goo alongside the Bachmann of his dreams…/

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on December 22, 2011 at 8:34 PM

Which means Newt wins VA by default.

The Mormon has no chance around here

liberal4life on December 22, 2011 at 8:02 PM

I notice everything you write is uniformly unpleasantly raw, like a car alarm that won’t shut off, fingernails on chalkboard, the rubbing of balloons. Do your neighbors stop talking when you walk by, give you sidelong glances, give each other knowing looks? How about the kids? Do they single you out for special treatment every Halloween?

Just wondering.

troyriser_gopftw on December 22, 2011 at 8:35 PM

Newt had to offer money to get signatures and he still could barely get over 10,000? Pathetic.

JA on December 22, 2011 at 8:35 PM

The difference is in the facts. The people of MA LOVE Masscare.

I live in mass. Massachusetts before what you call Romneycare.
only had 8 percent uninsured. the law actually just covers this 8 percent.(in effect)

I am employed and get my insurance from my employer just as i did before.

Romneycare however did not bring down the cost of insurance. I can tell you it was never sold here at the time as bringing down costs-just getting everyone covered.

gerrym51 on December 22, 2011 at 8:36 PM

There is only one candidate prepared for the task ahead.

Grow up kids.

swamp_yankee on December 22, 2011 at 8:36 PM

P A L I N

idesign on December 22, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Yep. No difference between forcing people to get a vaccine and forcing people to purchase healthcare insurance every month for their entire life.
El_Terrible on December 22, 2011 at 8:21 PM

Next thing you know they’ll be forcing people to pay taxes. And support their children. It’s ridiculous. You don’t actually have to go to College to get a decent job but it’s getting to that point. The lack of freedom in America is scary.

Basilsbest on December 22, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Perry was given a bum rap on immigration.

Go to the article and check point #9 on E-Verify. His supposed lack of support for E-Verify was the straw that broke my early support for him. Turns out the charges against him were bogus:

http://rightwingnews.com/interviews/interviewing-rick-perry-on-illegal-immigration-2/

anotherJoe on December 22, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Rush never said to write in Palin. He was making a joke, some people were talking about Jeb Bush as a write in candidate.

Dr. Tesla on December 22, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Ginrich and Perry will both make it..:)

Dire Straits on December 22, 2011 at 8:39 PM

They FAILED to make Iowa and every other state, along with Perry.
They need to get out of the way and allow the people that have a REAL chance to lead the republicans out of the error of the last three years…and I’m talking about Romney. He is the only one that can get the independents that we are going to have to attract to fight off all the parasites.
It is the way it is. When you see Ron Paul with a chance to win Iowa, you know the whole field sucks.

RovesChins on December 22, 2011 at 8:40 PM

[trhediger on December 22, 2011 at 8:26 PM]

Thanks for the heads up. Much better info than from the links here and I don’t go to Politico.

Dusty on December 22, 2011 at 8:40 PM

Romney 2012: meh. He’s on the ballot.

lorien1973 on December 22, 2011 at 8:40 PM

liberal4life on December 22, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Time for your tolerance pill. I think Romney would make a better Democrat but that isn’t because of his Mormonism. To judge on his Religion, and I disagree profoundly with Mormon theology, is quite illiberal of you.

chemman on December 22, 2011 at 8:40 PM

Jailbreak’s definition of troll is somebody who criticizes precious Romney.

This guy is a control freak.

Dr. Tesla on December 22, 2011 at 8:41 PM

Even Perry has attempted to force Gardisil down his state’s throat as part of a crony-capitalist/health-care-mandate.

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on December 22, 2011 at 8:18 PM

Such an easy target, yet you miss the mark by a mile. Try a barn door next time.

cozmo on December 22, 2011 at 8:42 PM

The Republican field is now the Cantina scene in Star Wars….and Mitt Romney is Hans Solo..the only non-freak.

Jailbreak on December 22, 2011 at 8:26 PM

Hans Solo had guts. Romney is more like the golden robot C3P0 with the personality to match.

sharrukin on December 22, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Isn’t one of the points of a RomneyCare type of plan that forces everybody to be covered to lower the costs of healthcare?

If it didn’t lower the costs of healthcare, it’s a disaster.

The point was to get the “freeloaders” to pay into the pool but yet costs went up?

Dr. Tesla on December 22, 2011 at 8:44 PM

I am sorry that there wasn’t someone more conservative then Romney ready to run, But i cannot vote for people who have not demonstrated that they know how the hell to run a national campaign,

The last thing i plan for next year is to lose the election because our true conservative candidate didn’t know how to run a campaign,

For all of Romney’s problems he sure knows how to run things, And i don’t believe we are going to beat Obama just by saying you are a socialist 10 times a day, we will need a strong organization, and a strong GOTV, I don’t see anybody besides Romney (or maybe Perry) having the right people to do it,

Maybe the establishment wants Romney because they are watching all the other candidates running lousy campaigns, In other words maybe the establishment plans to win next year

OrthodoxJew on December 22, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Per Rush:

Write in P A L I N

ChuckTX on December 22, 2011 at 8:29 PM

I don’t listen to Limbaugh, so I’m totally out of the loop on this. Is he really supporting a write-in campaign for Palin?

McDuck on December 22, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Virginia will be accused of bias if they leave all these candidates off the ballot. This isn’t going to hold up.

Dr. Tesla on December 22, 2011 at 8:16 PM

As a teacher, this is like me giving a 0 for a late paper and having the principal say, “Nope, can’t do it. that’s not fair.”

Notorious GOP on December 22, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Want to see something good that will be airing in Iowa starting tomorrow… Dec. 23rd?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUJC2F-65TE

PhilipJames on December 22, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Jailbreak’s definition of troll is somebody who criticizes precious Romney.

This guy is a control freak.

Dr. Tesla on December 22, 2011 at 8:41 PM

It might be because of the prison food, I hear it taste terrible :)

Dr Evil on December 22, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Uh oh allah, you blew the romney cult dog whistle

Flapjackmaka on December 22, 2011 at 8:47 PM

I don’t listen to Limbaugh, so I’m totally out of the loop on this. Is he really supporting a write-in campaign for Palin?

McDuck on December 22, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Someone wrote an article about Jeb Bush possibly running as a write in candidate, and he noted that it would be just as easy to write in Palin.

El_Terrible on December 22, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Nobody wants Romney to just call Obama a socialist, just don’t be so timid that you thinnk calling Obama a socialist will cost you an election against him.

This guy is going to have to get some self confidence.

Dr. Tesla on December 22, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Yup,boggles the mind!
———————-

Bachmann, Santorum and Huntsman won’t be on Virg. ballot after failing to gather signatures required to compete in March 6 primary – CNN
1 Hr.ago
———-

http://www.breakingnews.com/
==============================

canopfor on December 22, 2011 at 8:48 PM

I

sn’t one of the points of a RomneyCare type of plan that forces everybody to be covered to lower the costs of healthcare?

If it didn’t lower the costs of healthcare, it’s a disaster.

The point was to get the “freeloaders” to pay into the pool but yet costs went up?

Dr. Tesla on December 22, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Since you are very smart, Maybe you can explain to us the logic then,

If you mandate everybody to buy insurance,How is it possible that the rate didn’t go down???

(Hint! The current MA plan is completely changed then it was when Romney signed it)

OrthodoxJew on December 22, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Then of course, you all remember this one from 2009, right?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDOykmey7-I

PhilipJames on December 22, 2011 at 8:48 PM

El_Terrible on December 22, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Thanks for the info.

McDuck on December 22, 2011 at 8:50 PM

PhilipJames on December 22, 2011 at 8:48 PM

I want Maw Maw Grizzly..:)

Dire Straits on December 22, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Jailbreak’s definition of troll is somebody who criticizes precious Romney.

This guy is a control freak.

Dr. Tesla on December 22, 2011 at 8:41 PM

Not a big Romney fan but going after him on account of his faith is contemptible.

troyriser_gopftw on December 22, 2011 at 8:51 PM

“As a teacher, this is like me giving a 0 for a late paper and having the principal say, “Nope, can’t do it. that’s not fair.”

Notorious GOP on December 22, 2011 at 8:46 PM”

I think everybody understands that Romney, Gingrich, Perry, Bachman, Santorum are seriously seeking the Republican nominatrion and they should be on the ballot.

I don’t have a problem with them leaving Huntsman off.

Again, if this the only state that candidates din’t make the ballot, I think you have to wonder what’s up with Virginia’s process.

Dr. Tesla on December 22, 2011 at 8:51 PM

I don’t listen to Limbaugh, so I’m totally out of the loop on this. Is he really supporting a write-in campaign for Palin?

McDuck on December 22, 2011 at 8:45 PM

No..Rush does not do endorsements..:)

Dire Straits on December 22, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Dr. Tesla on December 22, 2011 at 8:16 PM

States have the absolute right to control the requirements to get on their ballots. It isn’t the state’s fault the campaigns violated the 7P’s. (Proper Prior Preparation Prevents Pungently Putrid Performance; sanitized for this site)

chemman on December 22, 2011 at 8:52 PM

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