Christmas Eve, Gingrich made a move in the right direction, admitting it was “our fault” not qualifying for Virginia’s primary ballot. But this was undercut by his insistence the campaign would try to get Virginia’s legislature to change the election law to allow for write in votes. This is zany talk and makes the Gingrich campaign look silly and not serious for two reasons. One, there is no time for such action to occur when the General Assembly reconvenes July 11, 2012. Two, it would negate the hard work of the Romney and Paul campaigns who followed the rules and got the job done. Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell noted: “It’s the law. I like Gingrich, personally. I just don’t think you’re going to see a majority change the law to benefit one person.”
I like Gingrich too and think he’s the best man standing to tackle Obama in 2012. But Gingrich needs to abandon his Field of Dreams in getting on Virginia’s ballot, own up to his gross mistake, prove he seriously wants to be POTUS, and not make of fool of himself or his loyal supporters a second time.