As has been said elsewhere, “logic and linkages…”
I’ve never met Bruce Roehmelt. He seems like a nice enough guy, and I have the utmost respect for anyone who has picked up a weapon and stood a post. In fact, it appears he was in Southeast Asia about the same time as my father-in-law, father of SWMBO. Bruce is certainly devoted to his friends and to his causes, and will fight to the last ditch as long as there existed any chance of them winning.
Needless to say, when I saw his post earlier today claiming Jackson Miller would vote “No” on the marriage amendment, I was confused. All indications are that Miller is voting “Yes”, and Bruce R. does not seem like one of those folks who believe that members of any denomination must blindly follow in lockstep the all the tenets of their faith…can you imagine Bruce saying a Catholic politico must be Pro-Life? Why would he assume that Miller would not follow his own mind?
I knew something must be up…and then it came to me—Bruce has given up the ghost in the 50th House District election.
Why this conclusion? Here goes my reasoning…
*Bruce is a fierce fighter;
*Bruce is a fierce supporter of Jeanette Rishell in her campaign against Jackson Miller in the special election for the VA-50 House of Delegates seat;
*Bruce has energetically spoken up for the candidates of his choice this election cycle;
*Bruce seems like the type who will fight with all his might until there is no chance of winning;
*Bruce has to know so many of this year’s races are extremely close, and will rise or fall on GOTV
*It has been claimed that the Va-50 race is one of those races
*Yet at the 11th hour, Bruce is spending time coming up with a post-likely an attempt at humor-making claims about how Jackson Miller will vote regarding a constitutional amendment instead of spending that time working to elect his candidates.
Why? Why waste time like that?
He must have decided his folks have no chance of winning, especially Ms. Rishell.
And since they have no chance of winning, why waste time with more campaigning? Better to spend the time luring folks in with the promise of a big announcement, then pull off an early November “April Fool” joke by making an assertion about Rishell’s opponent that no one will believe.
Could all this be true?
So to Bruce R I say, thanks. First the miraculous ‘Skins victory and now this. What a great first indicator of a Miller win on 11.7.2006.
And remember…imitation is the most sincere form of flattery! 😉