Early Saturday morning the Virginia GOP announced that Newt Gingrich didn't secure enough signatures to be placed on their Super Tuesday primary ballot. Newt wasn't alone in this. It turns out that most of the GOP field failed to do this, leaving Va. Republican voters with a choice between Mitt Romney and Ron Paul.
So what caused this problem? Well if you ask the commenters at Tea Party Nation, it turns out they have figured it out (registration required):
I never knew that President Obama and the unions had such power that they could actually go in and take over the Virginia GOP like that. Rather amazing if you ask me.
OK, let's step back from conspiracy land and look to see who is really to blame. Here's what Newt said in his statement: