Mar 06 2012
Virginia is participating in the GOP Super Tuesday voting today. And as a long term native of this great commonwealth, I hear rumblings of a mini protest vote in the works. The VA GOP screwed up again and somehow we only have Romney and Paul on the ballot. But that provides some interesting options to voters.
Given Romney’s inevitability to be the GOP Presidential candidate in 2012, I am betting a good number of people will cast a protest vote for Ron Paul (now safely out of the realm of potential winners). While everyone wonders if Santorum can stop Romney today, a significant Paul showing in VA would be the real surprise.
I am not banking on this happening, I am just noting how many voters in the state realize the best way to have their voices heard now is to say something very controversial.