Apparently Newt Gingrich won't be shifting the entire planet in Virginia. MSNBC reports this morning that neither he nor Rick Perry gathered enough signatures to qualify for the Republican primary ballot.
A Quinnipiac poll of Virginia Republicans released earlier in the week suggested that Gingrich had a slight lead over Romney.
Sorry, Newt. Looks like procrastination has trumped (oh, sorry) your delusions of grandeur this time.
UPDATE: Newt and co. are blaming a "failed system" rather than their own lack of organization. They're also planning an "aggressive" write-in campaign, which will be a little dicey as write-in votes are illegal in Virginia primaries.
(Kathy here - thanks to Steve for the invitation!)