Not that I am eager to vote GOP in 2008, except for the pleasure of voting against Hillary, but it appears that the Virginia GOP continues to be even stupider than the national party. Yes, Virginia party elites keep proving that what appears to be impossible in being worse than the national party is not only probable but the way to go in the Commonwealth.
Republican leaders decided Saturday to hold a convention to choose their nominee in next year’s U.S. Senate race, delivering a setback to moderate Rep. Thomas M. Davis III and bolstering the chances of conservative former governor James S. Gilmore III.
The vote by the Republican State Central Committee means about 10,000 party activists will gather in June to decide who will face former governor Mark R. Warner (D) in the general election. Conventions that are limited to party activists generally favor conservative candidates, whereas moderates stand a better chance in open primaries that draw independents. (Washington Post)
I voted for Gilmore when he ran for governor and boy was he a monumental disappointment and a lousy governor. I also voted more than once for Tom Davis when he was my Congressman. For the most part I liked the man as my representative. Now if the Lynchburg-Virginia Beach cabal in our jolly lil’ Commonwealth decides to do a run-around the people and put their man Gilmore up against Mark Warner, I will be forced to vote Democrat for Senate. That is a rather unpleasant and distasteful thought but Warner wasn’t a bad governor and he certainly was better than that tool Gilmore. So go ahead oh out-of-touch morons, make Virginia move from Red to leaning Blue with the DNC controlling the governor’s mansion along with both Senate seats. Be stupid all you wish since that seems to be about all you are capable of.
(h/t The Malcontent)
— John (Average Gay Joe)