Virginia’s GOP Primary Process Continues To Embarrass

By Loudoun Insider

This is really turning into a freak show with the late return of “THE PLEDGE”.  RPV is demanding that voters in the Presidential primary sign one of their ridiculous pledges, and the SBE, chaired by longtime RPV fixture Charles Judd, voted to allow this.  Unfortunately, as pointed out by Vivian Page, this is supposed to happen 90 days prior to the election date and may not be enforceable.  Looks like another lawsuit coming down the pike.

The more I see of this whole process the more it stinks of an establishment push to help Romney at the expense of the other candidates.  The always entertaining Tim Boyer started the ball rolling on the conspiracy theories, and Norm Leahy posts another statement from RPV after they said they wouldn’t be commenting because of litigation, that once again says that Romney’s petitions were treated differently than the others.  This whole episode has been a huge embarrassment.  Sure the failing candidate’s campaigns deserve ridicule as well, but Virginia looks like a total train wreck to the rest of the country with this “process”.  What a mess, that is only getting worse by the day.


  • NotJohnSMosby says:

    Just mark an X on the pledge form. Literacy tests are illegal, so if an elections officer gives you guff, say you can’t write your name. If he/she asks how you plan to vote if you can’t read or write, tell them you’ll figure it out on your own and to mind his/her own business.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    That is hilarious!

  • Cato the Elder says:

    I’m signing mine Haywood Jablomi.

  • NotJohnSMosby says:

    Another option is to take the pledge form, undo your belt, undo your pants button/tab, ease them down a bit, take the form, wipe your butt with it, button your pants back up and cinch your belt, then hand the form back and say “there’s my affirmation”.

    Hey, it’s a primary with Ron “I’m so crazy I think I just shit my drawers” Paul and Mitt “I wish I had 4 or 5 extra wives so they could all tell me how handsome I am” Romney. Have some fun with it.

    Cato, I personally prefer signing mine as Dick Fitzwell, if I have to sign at all.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    The hilarity continues! Excellent comments, gents.

Leave Comment