I realize the headline above is not necessarily fair to Jim Gilmore. After all, he did serve a term as Governor of Virginia, was the Chairman of the RNC and has also been President of the Free Congress Foundation.
Hell, Gilmore has as much right to run for President as Jeb Bush, Donald Trump, Scott Walker, Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson any of the other 11 GOP hopefuls.
But when I saw Gilmore at Center Seat with the panel on Special Report with Bret Baier following his announcement he did not say anything that grabbed my attention nor did he come off as someone who could inspire a nation’s confidence. Even if he somehow gets on a debate stage I don’t see how he could make much of an impression unless he has a Gary Johnson moment. Of course, that Gary Johnson moment would have to consist of original material. However, given his military background and expertise in intelligence, he could be a potential Secretary of Defense or head of the CIA in a Republican administration.
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