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April 14, 2007--Former Gov. Jim Gilmore (R-VA) devoted the first part of his speech to outlining his biography.  Gilmore stressed his conservative credentials.  "Domestically, here at home, we absolutely have to have conservative leadership on the issues of government spending and government taxation, Gilmore stated.  "We must have a conservative to do that, and I am that conservative."   He described himself as "a consistent conservative."  However, he earned a nervous reaction when he stated, "Don't be fooled by people who come to you lately and say that they're conservatives.  I can assure you, ladies and gentlemen, Rudy McRomney is not a conservative and he knows he's not a conservative."  Gilmore also lambasted the leading Democratic candidates.  (speech)

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