Virginia Shocker: Bachmann, Huntsman, Santorum Not Qualified(Updatedx2)

Really?

In what must be considered the biggest blunder in electoral history, Michele Bachman, Jon Huntsman, and Rick Santorum failed to gather enough signatures to qualify to be on the ballot in the pivotal swing-state of Virginia.  As HotAir is now reporting, the only thing worse is that Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry might also have failed to gather enough, as it requires 10,000 qualified signatures.  Gingrich and Perry both have more than 10,000 signatures, barely, but they may not have enough qualified signatures by the time the petitions are examined.  Of course, this is great news for RINO-in-Chief, Mitt Romney, because if all five of these failed to gather enough signatures, his only other qualified opponent will be Ron Paul.  I have a hard time believing in coincidences, and this really makes one wonder about the intent of some of these campaigns.  Clearly, this throws into question the matter of competency.

Note to Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Utah voters: You might as well scratch Bachmann, Huntsman, and Santorum off your list.  Any of these will now have a hard time winning the nomination, as Virginia has a large number of delegates, and none of these candidates can get any from Virginia.   More, if they can’t manage a campaign to get themselves on the ballot in Virginia, they may not be presidential material.  Advantage Romney, and you had better believe that’s the point of all of this, and to me, it has the look of a set-up.

I’ve begun to think we’ve all been had by the establishment [again.]  Make of it what you will, but this stinks to high Heaven, and it’s not conceivable that these candidates hadn’t know this in advance.  10,000 signatures is a large number, but extrapolating the polls across the population of Virginia, it wouldn’t seem difficult for any of them to obtain the requisite number of qualified signatures with a large number to spare, excepting only Huntsman, who might not be able to gather that many signatures across ten states.

This is an unmitigated disaster for Bachmann, Huntsman, and Santorum, and the margin will be close for Gingrich and Perry.  One would think it might have been more important to these candidates to spend a little time on Virginia signature-gathering if they expected to be around for that primary.  Maybe they didn’t, and then, why are they still in at all?

Update: Perry has been DQ’d also.

Update 2: Newt also gets DQ’d.

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18 Responses to Virginia Shocker: Bachmann, Huntsman, Santorum Not Qualified(Updatedx2)

  1. Gregory F says:

    Going to be a surprise for the Republicans when we have a repeat of the McCain election and the Republican base, Conservatives and Christians all stay home Election day.

    Real Republicans and the base won't vote for MITT ROMNEY! ROMNEY isn't a conservative or Republican.

    If MITT ROMNEY is the GOP candidate for 2012 you can count on 4 more years of Obama. I won't vote Republican if ROMNEY is the candidate.

    A POWERLESS WEAK OBAMA WOULD BE BETTER THAN AN EMPOWERED SOCIALIST MITT ROMNEY!

    A lot of the Republican base may just vote for Obama.

    America would be better off.

  2. Linda S says:

    How could something like that have happened other than a setup? These are not amateur politicians.

    • Gregory F says:

      Yes,– Mark it looks like everything has been rigged in MITT ROMNEY'S favor.

      If you support abortion, homosexuality in the Schools, gay couple adoption rights then vote for MITT ROMNEY.

      Did Jesus Christ in his Gospel teach polygamy like Joseph Smith the Mormon? Would Jesus Christ condone adulterous affairs with other men's wives?

      Think before you vote for the filth MITT ROMNEY stands for!

  3. just-a-guy says:

    What is this…nail Boehner for being a wimp…then lay down and play dead yourself?

    Defeatism and Self Loathing and instilling the same in the Conservative Base is EXACTLY the objective of the Dems and the Republican Establishment.

    That is what we have been fighting from the beginning. The one is using the other to demoralize the Conservative Wing and to maintain control of BOTH parties. Their effort is grapeshot cannon fire at anybody we will support… keep us out of the top spot and put us in our place.

    This fight is alive… it is working…from the grassroots level.

    We may not have cultivated a completely suitable conservative candidate yet. Give it time.

    This does not mean that WE in our large numbers and solidarity will not and can not have an impact.

    Mark, I liked it better when you were fired up enough to say[at least]
    that if denied your choice of Palin or Bachman you would vote anybody but Romney… It may have been an idle threat, bombastic, and rhetorical, but it was the correct path.

    Stick to principles… ANYBODY but Romney…knock the Establishment
    Elitist Rhinos on their collective arses.

    I expected to hear a more positive suggestion. If Virginia's choices are
    Romney or Paul…they should vote Paul.

    If Romney is going to cheat and wimp his way to the nomination, he should at least get a couple of battlescars along the way…A blacked eye, a bloody nose, a couple missing teeth.

    A Paul win in Va wont secure the Nomination for Paul, it keeps everyone
    alive!

    If Gingrich, Paul, and Perry can manage to stay in it in Va, then it is likely the vote will be a tossup, no winner and all stay alive anyway.

    If Romney wins the Nom by fighting for it instead of by cheating, If he wins it on the strength of his ideas, compassion, and general appeal, then so be it. I happen to believe that he is a straw man and his 20-30percent establishment support wont make that happen. So roll the dice.

    The establishment was rolled back to accept Ronald, and they can be rolled back again… just dont go back to sleep after the Victory because
    the rinos wont be dead and they will try for revenge and a return to power.

    mchill/tampa

  4. eyetooth tom says:

    Wondering is Hillsdale College legit? Takes money to make money…and takes money to get message out, I guess. But email has "donate" in every paragraph. Have heard some talk radio mouths advertising for them. Clicked website…now get these emails about donating. What you think?

  5. mimsborne says:

    So, you are saying it could be Romney vs Ron Paul in Virginia? I'm cackling. My thought is that Sarah could win in a write-in campaign if that is the case.

    • It is too late for a write in. I will vote in the primary, anyone I believe will beat Romney, then vote for anyone but obama. Mark, you are right, there is no perfect candidate, but I would prefer Ron Paul over Romney, Newt…Not perry.. Romney refusing a debate with Newt needs to be in all of Newt's advertisements.. I am not crying a tear for our grass roots fight being harder than all of us thought, but will fight till the end.

      • Gregory F says:

        Why would you vote for MITT ROMNEY? We already have a Socialist in the White House!

        Words that describe MITT ROMNEY,————————LIAR,——–RINO,———–FLIPFLOPPER,——————–FAKE,—————-FRAUD,———–POSER,————–HYPOCRITE,——————PHONEY,—–BIGGOVERNMENT,———ROMNEYCARE,——SOCIALIST,—————-JOBKILLER!

  6. Gregory F says:

    Jimmy Carter endorsed MITT ROMNEY! Al Gore endorsed MITT ROMNEY!

    Only people voting for MITT ROMNEY are establishment types and mormon. I'm not voting for for RINO ROMNEY! He reminds me of another Madoff FAKE!

    ROMNEY got all his millions from his Daddy. ROMNEY acts like a spoilt brat!
    No real Republican, base, Conservative or Christian will vote for MITT ROMNEY! To be honest MITT ROMNEY has no chance of beating Obama!

    The DEMS will expose MITT ROMNEY for what he is! A COWARD and a DRAFT DODGER who avoided more than 3 deferments to keep from serving in Vietnam!

    ROMNEY also supports Global Warming and would restrict and regulate everything from your toaster to BQgrill through the EPA! Businesses would also be restricted and regulated by ROMNEY. Plenty to expose about ROMNEY.

    MITT ROMNEY is a MARXIST/HITLER ERA SOCIALIST!

  7. Tom Harris says:

    Romney is a smart and decent person with a good grasp of business, finance, and economics . . . just exactly what we need. And he projects "presidential" and he has good leadership skills. He is going to win the nomination IMO (and I do hope I'm right on this). Perhaps he will choose Huntsman for VP who has done a good job as governor and has the foreign affairs experience or Christie who has also done a good job as governor and can out-debate any liberal (and who would make a great president) or possibly even Rubio who may need another couple of election cycles to mature but will one day make a great candidate for us. All of the above-mentioned are good conservative candidates who might have just enough appeal to Independents to help us pull out a win against BHO . . . and that is something the country needs desperately to do.

    • Gregory F says:

      Tom Harris,———–Sorry your wrong.
      MITT ROMNEY is the Father to gay marriage!

      MITT ROMNEY personally Issued 189 marriage licenses to gay couples.

      MITT ROMNEY spent his entire career as the most pro-abortion, pro-gay rights Socialist in the nation. MITT ROMNEY campained for governor of Massachusetts as pro-choice and was endorsed by pro-choice groups.
      http://www.massresistance.org http://www.romneyexposed.com

  8. Gregory F says:

    Did you know MITT ROMNEY is the Father of gay marriage? He is. MITT ROMNEY personally Issued 189 mariage licenses to gay couples.

    MITT ROMNEY has flipfloped on every issue important to conservatives,————-gay marriage, —————-abortion,——-gun control,—————-amnesty for illegal immigrants.
    http://www.romneyexposed.com

    Enjoy voting for your mormon, establishment candidate.

  9. Gregory F says:

    I wouldn't vote for MITT ROMNEY as dog catcher! He makes me SICK and he isn't a leader! He is a gay activist though.

  10. Gregory F says:

    I thought Mark America and people here were Conservatives? Guess I'm wrong your MITT PHONEY supporters. RINO ROMNEY may win the Republican nomination but he won't ever be President,– Tom Harris !

    Don't want anything to do with MITT ROMNEY supporters so I won't post here anymore. I CURSE ANYONE THAT WOULD THINK SO HIGHLY OF THAT DRAFT DODGER AND COWARD!

    • MarkAmerica says:

      What are you talking about?

    • jhva99 says:

      You and anyone else who says they will not vote for the Republican nominee, no matter who they are, including Romney, are either ignorant of who and what Barack Obama is or you are an operative for the Progs.

      On his worst day Mittens is only pathetic and wishy-washy.

      Obama is Mussolini, Pol Pot, Kim Jung Il, Castro, Che…take your pick.

      Jesus wept people, the Progs are getting ready to lock down America and introduce "Cultural Revolution II" the bloody redux.