Gilmania Is Dead

 

So is this election to me.

Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore has decided to suspend his campaign.

Gilmore’s decision, reported by the Washington Examiner on Friday, ends a campaign that failed to gain any traction at all, even among some of the lowest-polling candidates among the GOP primary when it was at its largest.

Gilmore, who also served in the past as Republican National Committee chairman, failed to consistently make the under-card Republican presidential primary debates and virtually never got any national visibility at all.

Gilmore was the only Republican who did not qualify for Saturday’s GOP presidential debate in South Carolina.

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  1. TKC1101 Inactive
    TKC1101
    @TKC1101

    My condolences. So goes the only actual veteran running for President.

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  2. Richard Fulmer Inactive
    Richard Fulmer
    @RichardFulmer

    Noooooooooooooooooo!

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  3. Vance Richards Member
    Vance Richards
    @VanceRichards

    Don’t worry, his chances of winning are still just as high as they were a week ago.

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  4. Quinn the Eskimo Member
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    You know, I was just starting to get on the bandwagon.

    Isn’t that always the way?

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  5. Petty Boozswha Inactive
    Petty Boozswha
    @PettyBoozswha

    Was his credit card declined?

    • #5
  6. livingthehighlife Inactive
    livingthehighlife
    @livingthehighlife

    Dang, all the good ones are gone.

    Why can’t we still have nice things, and candidates?

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  7. Quinn the Eskimo Member
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    Incidentally, if no one drops out between now and midnight Sunday, I win the office pool.  Right now, I got them all.

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  8. Mark Coolidge
    Mark
    @GumbyMark

    Maybe he’s considering running as a third party candidate.  We can only hope.

    • #8
  9. BrentB67 Inactive
    BrentB67
    @BrentB67

    Gilnomomentum.

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  10. Fricosis Guy Listener
    Fricosis Guy
    @FricosisGuy

    Jim Gilmore doesn’t sleep. He suspends.

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  11. Jim Kearney Contributor
    Jim Kearney
    @JimKearney

    On the Democrat side, Vermin Supreme got 260 votes in the New Hampshire primary, nearly doubling what Gilmore tallied on the (R) side, and besting the combined totals of Lindsay Graham, George Pataki, and Bobby Jindal.

    Maybe they should have adopted Supreme’s platform: mandatory toothbrushing laws (Gingivitis has been eroding the gumline of this great nation of ours for long enough and must be stopped); zombie preparedness; time travel research (the kill baby Hitler meme!); and free ponies.

    VerminSupreme

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  12. Arizona Patriot Member
    Arizona Patriot
    @ArizonaPatriot

    Say it ain’t so, Joe!

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  13. Vald the Misspeller Inactive
    Vald the Misspeller
    @ValdtheMisspeller

    IAN McKELLEN as Gandalf in New Line Cinema’s and MGM's fantasy adventure “THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

    This is Gandalf …

    VerminSupreme short

    This is Gandalf on drugs.

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  14. kelsurprise Member
    kelsurprise
    @kelsurprise

    I saw that guy in New Hampshire!

    He and some of his (equally interesting-looking) cohorts tried to follow Ben Carson’s group into the VIP holding area at the Radisson.

    Surprisingly, they failed to blend in and were quickly spotted and politely escorted out by some stern-looking guys with ear-pieces.

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  15. Vance Richards Member
    Vance Richards
    @VanceRichards

    I may not know much about politics, but I guess if a guy with a boot on his head gets more votes than you do, it might be time to pack it in.

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  16. Rodin Member
    Rodin
    @Rodin

    Vance Richards:I may not know much about politics, but I guess if a guy with a boot on his head gets more votes than you do, it might be time to pack it in.

    Good call.

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  17. Fritz Coolidge
    Fritz
    @Fritz

    Vermin Supreme! we hardly knew ye!

    (BTW he looks a lot like my 1968 philosophy prof)

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  18. Charlotte Member
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    @Charlotte

    Long live Gilmania.

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  19. Titus Techera Contributor
    Titus Techera
    @TitusTechera

    Fricosis Guy:Jim Gilmore doesn’t sleep. He suspends.

    Best thing I read on Ricochet in a while.

    We finally get the answer to the question, is a candidate no one knows is running really running?

    I understand the Nixonian dignity of quitting a race if you’re a politician. You won’t have Senator Paul or Governors this, that, & the others to kick around anymore! But what makes nobodies not run? One feels like there may be a violation of the laws of nature there…

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  20. Titus Techera Contributor
    Titus Techera
    @TitusTechera

    Gilmore campaign song:

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  21. E. Kent Golding Member
    E. Kent Golding
    @EKentGolding

    TKC1101:My condolences. So goes the only actual veteran running for President.

    Jim Webb may run again…

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  22. Titus Techera Contributor
    Titus Techera
    @TitusTechera

    E. Kent Golding:

    TKC1101:My condolences. So goes the only actual veteran running for President.

    Jim Webb may run again…

    The South will rise again! Oh, sorry, wrong door…

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  23. Guruforhire Inactive
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    @Guruforhire

    Still mad.  I am getting some Ben and Jerrys to eat my feelings.

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  24. LibertyDefender Member
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    Jim Gilmore was an effective center-right Governor of Virginia, where Governors are limited to a single term.  Jim Gilmore was an effective chairman of the Republican National Committee during 2001, his last year as Governor.  As Governor, he advocated effectively for tax cuts, and signed into law effective school reform legislation.

    I met Jim Gilmore in 2012, and commented to him that I don’t understand why government needs more money.  Without hesitation, Gilmore agreed that government doesn’t need more money.

    Why didn’t you run for President in 2008, Governor Gilmore?  Why not in 2012?  You’d have been a much better candidate for the Republican party than either of its nominees in those years.

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  25. Titus Techera Contributor
    Titus Techera
    @TitusTechera

    Guruforhire:Still mad. I am getting some Ben and Jerrys to eat my feelings.

    Don’t say it’s over!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NjbGr2nk2c

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  26. Misthiocracy Member
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    @Misthiocracy

    Gilmania sounds like the name of a country.

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  27. Titus Techera Contributor
    Titus Techera
    @TitusTechera

    Misthiocracy:Gilmania sounds like the name of a country.

    It’s what he thought, at least, but it turns out, it’s not America. Whatever. He can shop around…

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  28. Titus Techera Contributor
    Titus Techera
    @TitusTechera

    The computer just asked me to prove I’m human. If this here just above is what the computer thinks is the most inhuman comment I’ve committed to Ricochet, it’s got a lot to learn…

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  29. Misthiocracy Member
    Misthiocracy
    @Misthiocracy

    Vald the Misspeller:

    This is Gandalf …

    This is Gandalf on drugs.

    methnotevenonce_starwars

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