James Gilmore Is Running For President: Can A Pro-Choice Republican Win?
Roxane, Jim Gilmore, Charmaine and Jack Yoest
April 2005 Former Governor of Virginia, James Gilmore is considering a run for president.
Gilmore is an economic conservative and is pro-choice to the 13th week. So how can he be elected? How can we truly judge a presidential candidate?
By following Ronald Reagan’s dictum of Personnel is Policy. How will Gilmore govern? Look at the staff he hires.
Your Business Blogger
Charmaine and Gilmore
Gilmore, as governor, surrounded himself with pro-life, economic and social conservatives. And implemented pro-life, pro-family recommendations.
The best indication of future performance is past performance — Gilmore hired pro-lifers before, it is likely he will hire them again.
James Atticus Bowden says in Why Jim Gilmore Can Be President, that,
He can be President of the United States of America because he fills the vacuum on the Right. The former Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia can win the Republican nomination as the strongest Conservative. Jim Gilmore can win the Presidency in a close election, like 2000, because the contrast with the opposition – whether it’s Hillary and Obama, or ‘anybody’ Liberal Democrat, will run hope against despair. Hope always wins with Americans.
Gilmore fills the void Sen. George Allen left after he self-destructed this fall. Moreover, he stands taller than the few fellows running now who share the Right.
The primary-voting majority in the Republican Party is Conservative, and not compromising, on economic, defense and social issues…
Thank you (foot)notes:
Full Disclosure: Your Business Blogger served as Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Resources under James Gilmore.
Jim Gilmore is a former Military Intelligence Officer, fluent in German. He won the Governor’s race in Virginia by summing the contest to a bumper sticker: No Car Tax
He also provided national leadership on the Year 2000 rollover. Half of the world’s internet traffic passed through the Commonwealth of Virginia (home of AOL) back then, so failure was not an option. Your Business Blogger had a budget of $35 million to ensure that nothing would happen on 31 December 1999 to 1 January 2000. Nothing did.
See ABC News Political Radar.
More on James Gilmore at the jump. This is not an endorsement of any group with which Jack or Charmaine Yoest is affiliated.
From Kelley Drye:
Mr. Gilmore’s practice focuses on corporate, technology, homeland security, information technology, and international. Mr. Gilmore is the Chair of the Homeland Security Practice Group.
Since 1999, former Governor Gilmore has been Chairman of the Congressional Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction. This is a national panel established by Congress to assess federal, state, and local governments’ capability to respond to the consequences of a terrorist attack. The panel submitted its findings to the President and Congress each of the past three years and is extended for two additional years. Also known as the “Gilmore Commission,” this Commission was influential in developing the Office of Homeland Security.
As Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, established a record of success in improving education in Virginia. Led the successful implementation of rigorous new academic standards and testing to ensure students are learning and that teachers and school administrators are being held accountable.