Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore spoke at this morning’s American Spectator Newsmaker Breakfast and he wasn’t pleased with the media’s coverage of the 2008 Republican presidential campaign. He argued that the press seems to have decided that Rudy McRomney — his amalgamation of frontrunners Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, and Mitt Romney — will be the nominee and is therefore ignoring darkhorse conservative candidates like himself.
Gilmore contends that this is a mistake, because he is the consistent conservative in the race. When pressed on specifics, he emphasized his record in Virginia. He said his 2008 platform was based on conservative values of individual freedom, limited government, low taxes, and a strong national defense.