This from the Gingrich campaign:
“Only a failed system excludes four out of the six major candidates seeking access to the ballot,” Krull said. “Voters deserve the right to vote for any top contender, especially leading candidates.
Sorry Newt, the only failure here is yours, and Perry’s. And, okay Bachmann’s, Huntsman’s and Santorum’s for not even trying. But you had the rules since March.
That you couldn’t gather the signatures required proves not only that you’re not qualified to be on the ballot, you’re not qualified to be President.
And, an interesting take from Jim Riley at Virginia Virtucon:
Here’s the kicker, though. The quadrennial presidential primary is a key tool to identifying GOP voters in Virginia since we still don’t have party registration for voters. With just Romney and Paul on the ballot, we will have pathetically low turnout augmented by Ron Paul supporters who won’t back other GOP candidates as well as some Democrats who don’t have a primary of their own to participate in. Prepare for at least four years of horrible voter vault lists unless the General Assembly acts to institute party registration for voters.