its not us..its the system...the system!!! the system? newt sounding like a lib again...its the system...occupy virginia?
Too many of the politically active voters are now employees of government at various levels, employees of services dependent on government spending and pensioners. That’s why the Gingrich campaign is blocked by corruption. We’ll have to starve the B. Become more self-sufficient. No sale, no vote.
The stench, it wreaks.
Petulance isn't Presidential.
This is why choosing a candidate solely on what positions they hold, or even their ability to articulate them, is shortsighted. One must also consider the candidate’s ability to build an organization, manage it, and make sure the basics are covered (like getting on the ballot in all 50 states). Seriously, what does this say about his ability to handle the basics? Gingrich has never really show these characteristics. Even if he were to be elected President, he has no track record as a manager of a large organization, and would be nearly as incompetent as Obama in this regard.
This is why I pray that someday, a leader such as Allen West will make a bid for the presidency. Retired military leaders and former governors typically have a better time at managing their administrations than do former congressmen or senators.
I just love when some (this is not directed to you Nodems) FR’s post their ignorance of the electoral process with airhead postulations without first learning what the facts are. Remember the buzz going around because Gingrich left Iowa and headed back to his Virginia home ? He was running around trying to get on the Virginia ballot.
Gimgrich has been around long enough to know to submit 10-20% more signatures than required which I understand he did.. What he failed to get is 400 signatures from each of the states congressional districts which is peculiar to Virginia. If I’m right he might also have had to put up a candidate delegate for that district. And that has yet to be confirmed.
That’s the problem you run into when you make a presidential bid and you have limited funds and why some of these candidate start running years earlier than the election.... The process is geared to the rich and connected..
Newt has been around long enough to know that a slimy scumbag like Romney and a thoroughly corrupt GOP establishment will kick over rocks looking for any way they can to clear the deck for Mittens. I hope Newt has surrounded himself with people he can trust.
You’re too inept, disorganized, and flat out stupid to get on the ballot in time and you blame the system? Yeah, Gingrich is the smartest man in the room. *eye roll* And to cavalierly toss around that Pearl Harbor analogy ...
Romney and Gingrich are our top two, huh? Sad. Just sad.
Wish some others (esp Sarah) had jumped in this race.
It’s not just Gingrich. Only Romney and Paul qualified. Considering how many other states Gingrich, Perry, et al qualified for the ballot, the Virginia system seems to be overly restrictive.
“Even if he wins VA, it will not benefit Ron Paul in the long run and it will embarrass Mitt Romney and the Elite GOP Establishment.”
While I’m even less a fan of the alternatives on the VA ballot than I am of Newt, he’s the one who messed up. Newt needs to get his act together in the other 49 states (56 for those still listening to Obama) and not mess up again. I knew the rules and what could go wrong. Newt should have known too, should have checked the signatures more carefully, and should have had a larger buffer. Now he should take his loss like a man and focus on what he can fix in the other states.
Frankly, I"m growing a bit weary of Newt's whining. He's wasting valuable time whining about the negative campaigning against him.
Of course, it's true but still he would be better off stating what he desires to do rather than whining about being a victim.
He didn't get the required number of signatures from each district.
This rule has never been enforced before. Nobody even knew about it.
Until Myth's minions discovered it.