I left the Virginia GOP convention because I had voted (for Bishop Jackson for the fourth time!) and I had neglected my family enough and did not choose to see the acceptance speech.
But I missed the excitement with the allegations that the Snyder campaign had made up endorsements of key people to try to overtake Jackson for the nomination. I prefer to believe it was a sin of overexuberance. But if so, Snyder needs to make it right. Call those misrepresented and apologize; send an email to every delegate stating what exactly happened. Make sure it is not repeated in a future campaign.
And let me say for the record that I was impressed with Pete Snyder and I was helpful with the joint tie for first place with Bishop Jackson because I was so impressed with Snyder. He seems to be willing to say what he believes in regardless of cost and has a fair amount of charisma. We’ll see what happens here.
Now time to tout! I (along with surely lots of other people) suggested in an email that Bishop Jackson should consider running for LG in that he could keep his church and STAND as LG is technically a part-time job. Jackson could do well in an convention setting, much like Rev. Maurice Dawkins did in 1994. (Dawkins did not get the support he needed to fight Senator Robb but I liked the effort.) So, when he ran, I felt a bit like I had to help him! I certainly felt no check on my spirit from supporting Jackson.
Now let’s do all we can to get the GOP team elected: Cuccinelli/Jackson/Obenshain.