As advised by watchful Kitty Meyer's
Virginia 2011 Independent Candidate for Legislature has Big Impact on 2012 Presidential Primary
"There are currently many news stories and blog discussions about the Virginia presidential primary ballot access law.
Some large blogs, such as Red State, have over 300 comments about the story. Some defend the current Virginia ballot access laws on the grounds that in past presidential elections, a fairly large number of Republican presidential primary candidates managed to qualify.
But what has not been reported is that in the only other presidential primaries in which Virginia required 10,000 signatures (2000, 2004, and 2008) the signatures were not checked. "