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Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore chats online about his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination at 11 a.m.
Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore will discuss his bid to be the Republican presidential nominee online at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Gilmore says the Republican party needs to nominate a true conservative, not an ideological imposter.
On Iraq policy, abortion, tax cuts, immigration and many other issues, Gilmore tried to portray himself as the true conservative in the race, and sought to distinguish himself from a series of better-funded and well-known rivals for the GOP nod.
"I believe that the people who are getting all the media attention are not real conservatives," Gilmore said. He charged that GOP contenders Sen. John McCain of Arizona, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani are all, to varying degrees, pale imitations of traditional conservatism who would not reflect the ideals of small government, lower taxes and muscular foreign policy.
And the lack of a true conservative in the race will soon be apparent to Republican primary voters, Gilmore said.