A federal judge has ruled that Rick Perry and three other Republican presidential candidates will not be added to Virginia's primary ballot.
District Court Judge John Gibney Jr. rejected their requests, arguing that they filed their challenges to Virginia's stringent ballot requirements too late.
"They played the game, they lost, and then they complained about the rules," he said.
The decision means -- for now, anyway -- that Perry, Rick Santorum, Jon Huntsman and Newt Gingrich will be left off the March 6 ballot after failing to meet a state requirement to collect 10,000 signatures in support of their respective campaigns.
Our only choices to select in the Republican primary in March are Willard Romney and Ron Paul. Both Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich turned in the required 10,000 names on the petition to get on the ballot, but enough names were disqualified by the Republican Party of Virginia that their names didn't qualify. This was due to the RPV deciding a month before the deadline to check the names and addresses on the petition, in contrast to Virginia law.
It's important to note that Virginia Lt. Governor Bill Bolling is the chair of Romney's campaign in Virginia, and turned in his petitions to get on the ballot. Bolling is another bought and paid for Romney whore and wants to run for governor in 2013. Let's hope Ken Cuccinelli runs against him in the primary, because I want to see Bolling's corrupt ass go down to defeat.