Here’s some more photos so you can get the sense of what it was like to be at the Republican Party of Virginia Convention this weekend, minus the pleasant jaunt up and down I-95.
There is a point at which literature piled onto attendee seats becomes ineffective. I would suggest that point is reached at approximately the 1 inch mark.
Attorney General Bob McDonnell has really ticked me off this year because of his office’s hands-off approach to immigration enforcement while states like Arizona, Georgia and Oklahoma have been getting the job done … but good gosh almighty does that man take a fine photograph! I guess that’s what American political leadership, in the final analysis, is all about.
While Jim Gilmore had 52 dog catchers come to the stage to endorse him, Bob Marshall had his two sons come to the podium – and I have to say, the son who did the speaking has a political career if he wants it. Great stuff. I have the audio, but it’s still on my recorder. Go over to Bearing Drift because those guys have audio of almost the entire Convention and they may have Bob’s son’s nomination speech. (Scroll down). If they don’t, I will in a day or two.
This is just a cool photo, to show the Digital Camel guys that I can still bring the art.
The electronic portion of the voting was pretty regular; here Mark Sell (l) and Glen Caroline of the LCRC watch the tallying.
Slightly less regular, as described in the preceding post, was the post-tallying, when the “weighted” votes were calculated. Here is the 10th District operation. Water under the bridge, I know.
Our good friend G. Stone (l) confronted 10th District Chairman Jim Rich about Rich’s successful push to get newly elected State Central Committee representative Jo-Ann Chase removed from the list of potential delegates to the GOP national Convention. Jim Rich, as you can see, does not appear to take kindly to second-guessing.
Senate candidate Jim Gilmore, apparently foreseeing some problems, saw fit to post a manifesto declaring his commitment to an “enforcement first” approach to illegal migration. G. Stone suggests a modest addition to the Gilmore manifesto.