Gingrich fails to qualify in US primary
Early Saturday morning the Virginia GOP announced that Newt Gingrich didn't secure enough signatures to be placed on their Super Tuesday primary ballot. Newt wasn't alone in this. It turns out that most of the GOP field failed to do this, leaving Va. Republican voters with a choice between Mitt Romney and Ron Paul.
Seriously, Gingrich, Perry, Bachmann and Santorum could not get a mere 10,000 signatures to get their names placed on the ballot. Are they even trying?
Of course, trust Newt to turn this embarrassing failure into an excuse for self-aggrandizement, via a statement from his campaign manager Micheal Krull:
“Newt and I agreed that the analogy is December 1941,” campaign director Michael Krull wrote on the Gingrich Facebook page. “
I would say that Gingrich is really cheapening the memory of this tragedy, but he already did that:
And, never one to pass up the chance to play the whiny little victim, Newtie had this to say:
“Only a failed system excludes four out of the six major candidates seeking access to the ballot. Voters deserve the right to vote for any top contender, especially leading candidates.
Yes, clearly it is the system which has failed. Just like my high school math theacher was a total failure when I forgot to do my homework that time.
Now, this should be the depths of Newt's patheticness, but somehow it isn't. Because Newt goes on to say:
We will work with the Republican Party of Virginia to pursue an aggressive write-in campaign to make sure that all the voters of Virginia are able to vote for the candidate of their choice.”
Which doesn't sound too pathetic, until you find out that: the Virginia state code does not permit write-in candidates in a primary election.