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By Greg L | 30 May 2006 | 50th HOD District | 17 Comments

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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  1. Anonymous said on 30 May 2006 at 11:40 am:
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    Having trashed one campaign, BVBL starts in on a second. You should at least put a Miller graphic on your webpage.

  2. Anonymous said on 30 May 2006 at 11:59 am:
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    Trashed, or exposed the truth?

  3. AWCheney said on 30 May 2006 at 12:37 pm:
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    “Having trashed one campaign, BVBL starts in on a second.”

    I find it fascinating how “Chappy’s Chaps” insist that Chapman has been trashed, when Chapman has been given amble invitation and opportunity to present facts in his defense time and time again. BVBL has documented everything he has said about Chapman…not offering it as opinion, but only offering his opinion on the facts.

    It must become obvious to even the most adoring follower at some point that Chapman’s position is indefensible. These recent threats of legal action, as an “anonymous” commenter at NLS suggested in the May 25th thread “Some Virginia History” (”Even if the blogs win, a lot of small-time bloggers will have to pay some real big money to defend themselves. How many Virginia bloggers can afford to hire a real lawyer?”), is likely just a frivolous lawsuit intended to intimidate blogs in general, and BVBL specifically. Aside from the fact that the courts frown upon such things nowadays, anybody ever heard of countersuits? Why take the route of intimidation if you have truth, and evidence, on your side?

    I wonder if Chapman realizes that he is rapidly inciting a vast network of people who might just decide that it is in their best interests to see to it that this boy disappears into well-deserved obscurity, preferably not in this hemisphere. If he thought that he was under a microscope before…

  4. AWCheney said on 30 May 2006 at 12:51 pm:
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    ample, not amble…typo

  5. Anonymous said on 30 May 2006 at 1:24 pm:
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    I just can’t get past feeling like Rishell (sp) is a place holder candidate until the Dems get their act together.

    I believe that this (50th) race could have a big impact, in terms of momentum, on next year’s races if the Dems take the seat. With her as a candidate it doesn’t seem as though they are making a solid attempt to take it away. Mind you, I’m not complaining…;)

    Oh, back on topic, when we have 13% turnout for a Council election, I don’t think we (R’s) have a lot to fear from Dems packing a convention. People are too lazy to vote in a general let alone a convention where they might have to spend an hour before voting.


  6. Maureen Wood said on 30 May 2006 at 2:03 pm:
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    It is my belief that Richell is a place holder for the dem’s. I have been told that they are looking to put someone else up.

    Whether this actually happen’s we have to wait and see. But if Colgan is actually calling around in support of Carol they must not have anyone else.

    This also tells me that the dem’s don’t think she is electable.

  7. Bill Devin said on 30 May 2006 at 2:20 pm:
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    Maureen, I think its because they know how really liberal Weimer will be. If Weimer is out there saying he is just as conservative as Miller (he has no record to base it on), then why are the moderates and democrats so quick to line up behind him?

    must be something to that one.

  8. not bill devin said on 30 May 2006 at 2:54 pm:
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    Maureen, I think its because they know how really liberal Miller will be. If Miller is out there saying he is just as conservative as Weimer (he has no record to base it on), then why are the moderates and democrats so quick to line up behind him?

    must be something to that one.

  9. Greg L said on 30 May 2006 at 3:11 pm:
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    Miller a liberal? You gotta stop smoking that stuff…

  10. in the know said on 30 May 2006 at 5:50 pm:
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    What’s your confirmation, Greg? Because I have confirmed that these Colgan calls are not taking place. Weimer would be crazy to organize/allow this. So until I see proof, I don’t believe it.

  11. Greg L said on 30 May 2006 at 8:42 pm:
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    How can you confirm that something has not happened?

    Regardless, if Colgan is saying this isn’t happening then I’ll be glad to look at the possibility that is the case. I would far rather find that it’s not the case. Let’s see if the community at large can weigh in on this and from that determine what’s really going on.

  12. AWCheney said on 31 May 2006 at 12:43 am:
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    Actually folks, keep in mind that some members of the Colgan family ARE actually Republicans, though not openly given Chuck’s position in the Democratic Party UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT. Something to think about.

  13. Charles said on 31 May 2006 at 2:12 am:
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    If a democrat votes in a republican convention, can they then vote in the democrat primary?

  14. Anonymous said on 31 May 2006 at 4:11 am:
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    the answer to the last question would be yes…

  15. Anonymous said on 31 May 2006 at 9:36 am:
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    The Democrats in the 50th are sadly unorganized and ineffective. Not something that I am in a position to do anything about. Until that changes, why shouldn’t we throw ourselves behind the “lesser of two evils?” It’s pragmatic. Ultimately, I care more about the 50th race than who is running against Allen.

  16. AWCheney said on 31 May 2006 at 6:05 pm:
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    Sounds like we might have heard from the Democrat making the calls, huh?…ya think?

  17. Anonymous said on 1 Jun 2006 at 9:09 am:
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    Don’t worry, we aren’t going to bother with your silly convention. We have better things to do. By the way, keep calling Rishell unelectable, it will make her victory all the sweeter.

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