I saw this linked off of Chad Dotsons site Those calling for new blood need to look at the bigger picture, according to the state’s highest-ranking Republican. “What I would say to those folks is ‘There’s no reason to panic,’” said Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, in an interview with the Daily. “There’s no reason to change leadership at the top of the party,” he said. “Kate Griffin has done a great job as chair … she’s a great spokesperson for the Republican Party of Virginia.”“Wholesale changes” in the party would be too much, he added.“I think we’ve actually performed fairly well in most parts of the state,” Bolling said. “I think we’ve got some challenges in Northern Virginia. I think that’s really what our focus has to be as we look to the future.” COME ON GUYS. ..wait... Before I rip on the quote, I feel as though I should put out a disclaimer:The thoughts on here are mine, and mine alone. If anyone has a problem with them, they can call or e-mail me.My comments have nothing to do with any elected offical, party official, or organization. Now-I have read some of the spin the other blogs are putting on RPV, but I will not back down on calling out the faulty leadership.We have problems within our party guys, and to sit back and just accept people because they are already in power is NOT going to fix the problem. The above words from Lt. Governor Bill Bolling are absurd.This from a candidate who outspent Leslie Byrne, an abortion on demand, pro-union, pro-tax candidate, by 2-1....and we BARELY won. I mean come on, if this is the spokesman for RPV-that's another problem in itself. As far as his comment on Northern Virginia-he was part of the problem himself. If Chap Petersen had been on the ticket, we would have gotten creamed even more than we did in NOVA. You people have gone off your rockers, I mean come on. Regardless of what everyone thinks of me, I am a hard worker, and I have spoken to hundreds of voters in NOVA.This is simple logic-when we as a party nominate candidates who vote against Northern Virginia, and state "There is No Transportation Crisis" how can we expect to win the region? -WE CANT , and the voters will continue to be upset with out party. I will not accept these people as our leaders just because they have been annointed by a chosen few. We are going to continue to lose Northern Virginia if we put up people who don't know how to campaign up here. Bill Bolling as our nominee helped the defeat of Chris Craddock, John Mason, Michael Golden, Dick Black and others. If the loss in the 33rd wasn't a good indicator-than I ask Kate Obenshain Griffin, Bill Bolling, or any of these other "everything is fine" people-What Is a Good Indicator Then? A Gubernatorial Loss? A close win against a communist? A recount for AG? Losses in NOVA? Losses in 3 out of 4 Special Elections? Our party leadership continuing to stir up problems within the party? RPV can continue to spin themselves to everyone as they want, but I am tired of the spinning. ...and for gosh sakes, get someone else besides Bill Bolling to defend your credibility.