Posted: June 29, 2007 1:08 PM
Gilmore Backs Plan for U.S. Policy Change in Iraq
Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore issued a statement on Tuesday praising Indiana Republican Sen. Richard Lugar’s call for a change in U.S. policy in Iraq.
Gilmore likened it to the position he took just a week earlier in a June 18 Washington Post editorial where Gilmore proposed a “re-deployment of U.S. military forces to more sustainable positions in Iraq or the Middle East.”
In addition to distancing himself from the president’s Iraq policy, Gilmore has outlined a series of domestic issues he feels will appeal to conservative base of the GOP.
On Monday, the conservative Web site HumanEvents.com posted an editorial from Gilmore in which he outlines his support for personal property rights. Gilmore argues the Supreme Court decision from two years ago which ruled the U.S. government could seize a home and hand it over to private developers is “judicial activism at its worst.”
This weekend, Gilmore has two private fundraisers planned ahead of Saturday’s second quarter Federal Election Commission filing deadline. The first will be held Friday in Roanoke, Va. The second is scheduled for Saturday in Ashburn, Va.