Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Gingrich, Santorum, Huntsman, Perry, Sore Losers?


A Federal Judge agreed to allow GOP Presidential candidates Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Jon Huntsman to join Rick Perry’s lawsuit to force them on Virginia's primary ballot, even though they didn’t get the signatures required by Virginia law.  Expressing his skepticism, Governor McDonnell told the Washington Post:
 “Heck, I did it twice. It can’t be that hard,’’ McDonnell quipped at a news conference on Capitol Square on Wednesday.
McDonnell did say that he would be open to looking at changing the ballot rules for future elections, but not the current one. McDonnell also said Perry, a friend, had not called him about his lawsuit.
“No credible candidate for statewide office in Virginia has ever had trouble making the ballot,’’ McDonnell said. “Everyone has known these rules for 40 years. We certainly don’t want to do things after the fact because the candidates didn’t make it.
“If you’re running for president of the United States, you ought to be able to get 10,000 signatures in Virginia.’’
The Virginia Gentleman agrees with the Governor.  The fact is they knew what they needed to do to get on the ballot in Virginia, and they failed to do it.  Now Perry, Gingrich, Huntsman, and Santorum are in search of an activist, dare I say liberal judge, to ignore the law and let them on the ballot.  And is getting 10,000 signatures in a state with over six million residents really that tough?

1 comment:

commoncents said...

Today's Blog Post "Color Virginia Red" explores the recent voting history of Virginia and it's implications for the 2012 election...

http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2012/01/color-virginia-red.html