2010 LP Candidate: Gingrich Made His Own Bed

A response by William J. Malan to a news report about the failure of Newt Gingrich (and Rick Perry) to make the Virginia ballot:

As someone who ran as a Libertarian for Attorney General in Illinois in 2010, I am ROTFLMAO at Newt’s latest SNAFU.

In 2010, the LP of Illinois gathered about 30,000 signatures to make sure we had 15,000 valid ones. The Republican Party of Illinois pulled a ton of dirty tricks, but was unable to throw us off the ballot. They did succeed in getting the Constitution Party knocked off.

Of course, the fact that Newt is a lifelong politician, lives in Virginia, and is supposed to be Mr. Superbrain only makes the story all that more comical.

I can understand Rick Perry not getting on the ballot in Virginia. He may have gotten enough signatures, but apparently the Board of Elections did not permit someone to sign with an “X” unless it was then “cosigned” by someone. Most of Perry’s supporters, as I understand it, made their X, and then the cosigner used an X also. Perry then had his top man count them up, and inadvertently double counted the Xs.

I can only say, Newt, I wish you a merry, merry, Christmas in your resident state of Virginia. Ho ho ho.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8601-503544_162-57348137-2.html?assetTypeId=41&blogId=503544&tag=contentBody;commentWrapper#ixzz1hVXSw9fc

5 thoughts on “2010 LP Candidate: Gingrich Made His Own Bed

  1. Andy

    “In 2010, the LP of Illinois gathered about 30,000 signatures to make sure we had 15,000 valid ones. The Republican Party of Illinois pulled a ton of dirty tricks, but was unable to throw us off the ballot. They did succeed in getting the Constitution Party knocked off.”

    This contains inaccurate information. The ballot access requirement to place state wide candidates on the Illinois ballot for minor parties and independents in 25,000 valid signatures. The LP of IL actually turned in 40,000 and something raw signatures.

  2. Kevin Knedler

    The Newt mess in Virginia made my day, week, and month. Welcome to our world of unending paperwork and ballot access, just to get to the starting line.

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  4. Kleptocracy And You

    Yes, a MERRY Christmas indeed!
    Some justice for the fascist, almost Commie ballot access laws passed by the WAR (Ds&Rs)Party to block competition.

    For you who missed the joke, Perry and his supporters are hick BUFFOONS like the last TX Gov.

    Just more proof CFR Leroy Gingrich doesn’t have the support implied in the media. He is a PUSHED candidate like Romney by the insiders who OWN the media.

    Meanwhile the BARRANGE continue on the squirky TX baby dr.
    Feel free to share with friends and family!
    Busted! Ron Paul racist rant caught on tape! OMG! OMG!- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3EADdr-5AY&feature=share

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