Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, who suspended his campaign for the GOP gubernatorial nomination on Wednesday, is angry. He prefers to say that he’s not an angry or bitter guy, and that instead, he is “disappointed” in the Republican party leadership, and the direction they have chosen to take the organization.
Whatever his emotional state, Mr. Bolling has nursed the idea that he could run as an independent candidate for governor. In his Two Minute Drill, Jim Hoeft says it amounts to sour grapes: “He may garner enough support to derail Mr. Cuccinelli’s plans, but he certainly will not become governor. If anything, he will allow the Democratic nominee to waltz into the governor’s mansion with a plurality of the votes.”