There are politicians who actually believe in what their party stands for. Honorable men like Dick Black, Dave LaRock, and John Whitbeck believe in Republican principles because they believe those principles, things like smaller government, lower taxes, liberty and freedom, improve the lives of the most people in our state and in our country. They work hard to advance Republican principles because they want to help people. They want all Virginians to prosper.
Many voters thought Joe May was that kind of politician. We believed that he was a principled man who believed in the Republican party and their foundation of principles because he cares about people and wants to help them. Now we know that he doesn’t care at all about Republican principles or the people of Virginia. He only cares about himself. Like Bill Bolling he’d rather help a democrat win an election because he’s a sore loser. He doesn’t give a whit about the Republican party or their principles or helping the people of Virginia. He cares only about destroying the party that he spent a lifetime claiming to support. Just like Bill Bolling. Joe May proved this when he chose to run as a third party candidate for state senate in the 33rd district, a district he’s never even lived in. He knows that he can’t win. No matter. He’s making a point. That point is, he’s bitter that he lost his delegate seat to Dave LaRock and he’s going to punish Republicans, and the people of Virginia, because he’s having a temper tantrum. I’m embarrassed for him. No doubt his family is too.
A Washington Times editorial summed it up well when they said,
Mr. May’s bid reflects the flavor of the sour grapes that Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling imbibed, when after losing the Republican gubernatorial nomination to Mr. Cuccinelli he petulantly refused to endorse him in the general election. Losing a race hurts, but when vanity and personal ambition trumps party loyalty, everyone loses. Learning to deal with disappointment is what being a grown-up is all about. Republicans, and not just in Virginia, stubbornly refuse to learn this lesson. That hurts them most of all.
I urge all voters in the 33rd district to vote for the Republican candidate John Whitbeck on January 21st and ignore Joe May’s fit of pique. A vote for Joe May will help the leftist candidate Jennifer Wexton win the election and that will not help the people of the 33rd district or Virginia. Do not help the democrats take over the state senate by voting for sore loser Joe May.
Read the entire editorial here.