It appears that the Manassas Democrats, having no faith in their currently announced candidate for the 50th House of Delegates, has decided to try to pack the Republican Convention and get Carroll Weimer nominated. That shows how much they must think of Jeanette Rishell as a democratic candidate. I agree she is an unelectable candidate.
Weimer has drawn early support from a number of democrats, who for some reason decided that Weimer needs their public support. Weimer, who somewhat vaguely pledges to keep taxes low, support family values and help curb illegal immigration for some reason commands significant respect and support from the illegal immigration apologists and gay marriage supporters. Do they see Weimer as the “lesser of two evils” somehow?
In the absence of a legislative record, Weimer has the ability to promise all things to all people. He can tell conservatives that he’s a conservative, and then represent himself to others as the “moderate” alternative to Jackson Miller. I have little doubt that he’s actually a pretty conservative guy and would be no poster child for the left, but you have to play the cards you’re dealt, and right now Carroll Weimer’s only real alternative is to carefully run to the left of Jackson Miller.
Or to enlist the support of the democrats. I’ll expect another incident of a challenge to the credentials committee at the convention like we saw at the 10th District convention. It would be ugly. Let’s hope the credentials committee sorts all this out before the convention.
NOTE TO DEMS: If you want republicans to stay out of your primaries on the 13th, it’s pretty stupid to start calling democrats to pack the 50th HOD republican convention. You pick Webb or Miller on your own, and let us pick our own republican candidates.
UPDATE: I have confirmed that Chuck Colgan is calling in support of Weimer. Now why in the world would a Democratic senator be calling on the behalf of the campaign of a conservative republican?
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