retired Air Force colonel former Air Force pilot and flight commander from Northern Virginia, used the occasion of RPV rolling out the Web site “MarkWarnerRecord.com” to make his claim in order to differentiate himself from Washington “insider”, “elitist”, and purported tax-hike advocate, former Bush White House Counsel and RPV Chairman Ed Gillespie.
“In 2012, after a rigorous primary contest in the Presidential nominating race, our party decided to settle on a seriously flawed candidate. That candidate- Mitt Romney, with his own record of government run healthcare and a checkered past of flip flopping on core principles offer a very similar comparison to the contest we now face.
“By doing so we ignored the huge successes of the Tea Party and Conservatives in the 2010 mid- term elections. We took our winning strategy off the table!”
In his letter, Hill lambastes Gillespie’s track record on taxes, bailouts, and advancing a notion that citizens be compelled into buying health insurance through adjusting the federal tax code.
In a nut-shell, Hill questions Gillespie’s principles and wonders how the GOP can take on Warner if Gillespie is the nominee.
“We cannot run against Warner on principle when our own principles are being questioned,” he writes.
The Republican convention will be held in June. Most local committees are now accepting registration for Virginia voters to become delegates with very short deadlines – some as soon as the end of the month. You can find out more on how to register to become a delegate to the convention at RPV.org.
Update: Hill’s military rank was originally posted inaccurately . It has been corrected.