Former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore has entered the race for the 2016 Republican nomination.

Now before you throw yourself off the nearest building, hear me out. This guy has serious credentials.

Gilmore was chairman of the National Commission on Homeland Security for five years, he’s an Army Intelligence veteran and he was the governor of Virginia on 9/11. In some ways, Gilmore is more qualified than many of the candidates who are already running.

Last night on Special Report, Gilmore had an opportunity to make the case for his candidacy.

Bret Baier’s introduction was pretty humorous. Check out the video below:

If you want to learn a lot more about Gilmore, here’s his official campaign announcement video which is almost eleven minutes long.

I’ve watched the whole thing and didn’t disagree with anything he said. He has genuine foreign policy chops and he really takes the fight to Obama and Clinton:

Featured image via YouTube.