Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Former 6 Term Congressman Virgil Goode has been declared Constitution Party Presidential Candidate
Constitution Party ^ | April 21, 2012 | Steelers6

Posted on 04/21/2012 12:21:09 PM PDT by Steelers6

Virgil Goode giving his acceptance speech now at the convention. Thanking the other candidates for all their hard work running in this race and those in our national party that have worked hard over the years for our party.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: candidate; constitution; goode; nashville; notmitt; virgil; virgilgoode; virginia
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-89 next last
The best choice to me among those who were running. Someone who has been elected as Democrat, Republican, and Independent at Congressional level. Best chance to raise money and bring personal resources to help the campaign.
1 posted on 04/21/2012 12:21:10 PM PDT by Steelers6
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Steelers6

There’s a name I remember! Former Democrat turned reliable, authentic conservative Republican.

Glad he is stepping up to the plate. Conservatives should throw Romney under the bus (as he has to us). Since 60% of the party voted against Mitt, Mitt is the candidate who can be the spoiler here! I wasn’t even aware he had retired from Congress.

I do know that there are some other good CP candidates running, but here’s a guy who has a good shot at getting the nomination because of his name recognition and record


2 posted on 04/21/2012 12:23:29 PM PDT by CountryClassSF
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steelers6

I’ll vote for him if he’s on my ballot.


3 posted on 04/21/2012 12:23:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steelers6

I’ll have to look into Goode; if Romney is the nominee, Goode will probably be the guy I vote for.


4 posted on 04/21/2012 12:23:46 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steelers6

Is it true he is trying to persuade former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty to form a Goode & Pawlenty ticket?


5 posted on 04/21/2012 12:25:42 PM PDT by buridan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steelers6

Is it true he is trying to persuade former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty to form a Goode & Pawlenty ticket?


6 posted on 04/21/2012 12:26:03 PM PDT by buridan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: buridan

Obama will be very greatful.


7 posted on 04/21/2012 12:31:21 PM PDT by mimaw
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: mimaw
Obama will be very greatful.

Considering the fact that he'll stomp Romney into dust anyway, I doubt it really matters to him.
8 posted on 04/21/2012 12:33:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Steelers6
I'll check him out. If he's on the ballot in NY (which is going 0bama anyway, sadly), he might be worth a vote.

If Mitt actually has a shot at winning New York ... well, then it's probably a 47-state sweep, so he still won't need my vote.

9 posted on 04/21/2012 12:36:03 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steelers6
No offense guys but, seriously?
10 posted on 04/21/2012 12:38:05 PM PDT by precisionshootist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steelers6

In 2004 and ‘08, I voted for the Constitution Party presidential nominees. I thought that Bush and McCain were too liberal, and I knew that the Democrats would easily win my state, Illinois. I haven’t decided whom I’ll support, this fall, but I think that IL will be a swing state.


11 posted on 04/21/2012 12:40:24 PM PDT by PhilCollins
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steelers6

Well done, Virgil!

You`ll get my vote in November!!


12 posted on 04/21/2012 12:40:32 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steelers6

I might have found someone I can vote for. I just told my husband Goode is running, and he’s enthusiastic, too.

My sister-in-law knows Virgil. He’s really a good man.

http://www.constitutionparty.com/party_platform.php


13 posted on 04/21/2012 12:42:55 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: buridan

Well played, sir.


14 posted on 04/21/2012 12:43:33 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: precisionshootist; Steelers6
No offense guys but, seriously?

You betcha! Seriously!


15 posted on 04/21/2012 12:45:03 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Steelers6

Well, if Romney is the GOP candidate, at least there will be a conservative choice in November.


16 posted on 04/21/2012 12:48:14 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: precisionshootist
No offense guys but, seriously?

Damn straight!

17 posted on 04/21/2012 12:51:28 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: precisionshootist
No offense guys but, seriously?

Interestingly, I`ve been asking that same question of the Republican Party as it pulls Mitt Romney across the primary finish line, arranging a sacrificial lamb for Obama to slaughter. Somehow, they`re of the mindset that the guy who couldn`t beat the guy who lost by a landslide to 0bama is the "right choice" because he`s viewed as "the most electable."

So, c`mon pubbies... seriously???

18 posted on 04/21/2012 1:03:48 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: CountryClassSF

Yeah, he was a very rare Conservative Democrat who got run out of the party because he voted to impeach Clinton. He’s an excellent choice and I will be voting for him in November!


19 posted on 04/21/2012 1:10:05 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: precisionshootist

I will not be coerced into voting for the used car salesman in November. If Mr. Wlide is the real deal, he has my vote.


20 posted on 04/21/2012 1:14:58 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

You might be interested in this fine alternative, Jim, considering how the GOP-E is trying to finish stuffing the vile Romney down our throats.


21 posted on 04/21/2012 1:17:35 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ScottinVA
Interestingly, I`ve been asking that same question of the Republican Party as it pulls Mitt Romney across the primary finish line, arranging a sacrificial lamb for Obama to slaughter. Somehow, they`re of the mindset that the guy who couldn`t beat the guy who lost by a landslide to 0bama is the “right choice” because he`s viewed as “the most electable.”

So, c`mon pubbies... seriously???


Good imagery. I like your post.
22 posted on 04/21/2012 1:23:07 PM PDT by FR_addict
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Steelers6
http://www.goodeforpresident2012.com
23 posted on 04/21/2012 1:23:22 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: precisionshootist
No offense guys but, seriously?

Typical reaction from the GOP-e. First, there's mocking disbelief.

24 posted on 04/21/2012 1:27:45 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: COBOL2Java

bttt


25 posted on 04/21/2012 1:28:49 PM PDT by Steelers6
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: COBOL2Java

bttt


26 posted on 04/21/2012 1:29:04 PM PDT by Steelers6
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Steelers6

What is the Constitution Party? And what do they stand for and against? (It’s Saturday & I’m to lazy to search through all that Google stuff)


27 posted on 04/21/2012 1:35:12 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: COBOL2Java

“Typical reaction from the GOP-e. First, there’s mocking disbelief.”

Second is the “If Obama is re-elected, we’ll have a disaster of Biblical proportions” reaction.... as if running and electing someone who supports gay marriage, gun control, and Romneycare somehow isn’t a disaster itself.


28 posted on 04/21/2012 1:37:14 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: GenXteacher
Then there's GOP-e's Wormtongue ploy...

"If you don't vote for Romney, Obama will win, and it will be ALL...YOUR...FAULT!"


29 posted on 04/21/2012 1:41:41 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: COBOL2Java

Right before that comes the attempt to legitimatize Romney by name dropping: Republican Brand X public figure is endorsing him!


30 posted on 04/21/2012 1:57:55 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: fella

Seven Principles of the Constitution Party:

Life: For all human beings, from conception to natural death;
Liberty: Freedom of conscience and actions for the self-governed individual;
Family: One husband and one wife with their children as divinely instituted;
Property: Each individual’s right to own and steward personal property without government burden;
Constitution: and Bill of Rights interpreted according to the actual intent of the Founding Fathers;
States’ Rights: Everything not specifically delegated by the Constitution to the federal government, nor prohibited by the Constitution to the states, is reserved to the states or to the people;
American Sovereignty: American government committed to the protection of the borders, trade, and common defense of Americans, and not entangled in foreign alliances.


31 posted on 04/21/2012 1:57:56 PM PDT by Steelers6
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: fella

http://www.constitutionparty.com/party_platform.php#TOP

It’s all there on that page, you don’t need to click on the various categories.

I just read the whole thing. Took a while, but very interesting. Pulls no punches. I agree or could agree (with further explanation), with everything they said. WOW! I’m impressed.

This could be my vote and my new party.


32 posted on 04/21/2012 2:13:56 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Steelers6

The Issues


33 posted on 04/21/2012 2:14:20 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Steelers6

Sounds pretty dang good, so far. Now I’ll make an effort to learn more. Thanx.


34 posted on 04/21/2012 2:16:11 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: fella

I looked at the CP website around 2004.

They were solidly conservative on domestic issues.

However, their foreign policy stands were out of touch with the real world. They were right out of the late 1800s with their isolationism and being against foreign involvement.

That might work for a 3rd world banana republic, but not for the last major Superpower nation.

IIRC, they nominated a journalist for president in either 2004 or 2008.

Goode just might be the kind of candidate they need to put them on the national map. With the right kind of support and financial backing, he could become a player — depending on who the CP nominates for their VP candidate.


35 posted on 04/21/2012 2:17:27 PM PDT by TomGuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Steelers6
Well,thank goodness the Democrat sabotaging Green Party is still around to compensate for the votes wasted on our fringe candidates.
36 posted on 04/21/2012 2:17:27 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Palin/Santorum 2016--cuz if reelected, Mitt won't have to pretend anymore.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #37 Removed by Moderator

To: faucetman

Sorry, it didn’t maintain the paragraphs etc.

http://www.constitutionparty.com/party_platform.php#TOP


38 posted on 04/21/2012 2:22:04 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: Happy Rain
Well,thank goodness the Democrat sabotaging Green Party is still around to compensate for the votes wasted on our fringe candidates.

"Our"? What is this "our", kemosabe?

39 posted on 04/21/2012 2:27:06 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: faucetman

Wow. That’s gotta be a record for non-formatting!


40 posted on 04/21/2012 2:28:18 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: COBOL2Java

Holy Wall of Text, Batman!


41 posted on 04/21/2012 2:35:48 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: Steelers6

I guess we should be worried that he might take enough votes in Virginia to throw the state to Obama. On the other hand, he is only known in one congressional district, and he lost that district to a democrat who then lost in the next election.

And he clearly didn’t think he would be able to win a state-wide election for Senate (I wish he would have run for the Senate seat against Warner), or to throw his hat in the ring for Governor or Lt. Governor (although he’d have a hard time there).


42 posted on 04/21/2012 2:37:57 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CountryClassSF; Steelers6; cripplecreek
Glad he is stepping up to the plate.

Never heard of the guy, is this him?

William Clinton - 43.01 %

George Bush - 37.45%

Ross Perot - 18.91 %

So how did THAT third party work out for ya?

43 posted on 04/21/2012 2:43:17 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Would I like to be young again? No, I worked too hard to get here, I don't want to do it again)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Hot Tabasco; GenXteacher

See? Now here comes the mocking stage from the GOP-e. Or perhaps the GOP-e is going through the Kübler-Ross model. I’m sure acceptance of their death will take some time.


44 posted on 04/21/2012 2:51:35 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: Steelers6

I will certainly give him a look.


45 posted on 04/21/2012 2:53:17 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: COBOL2Java

“First they ignore you...then they laugh at you....then they fight you...then you win.” - Gandhi


46 posted on 04/21/2012 2:54:26 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: SoConPubbie
Here's another issue where Newt stands apart: Unlike Newt, those other two guys actually have a chance at becoming the next president.

Newt's not alone though. Virgil Goode will be joining him on the sidelines (hopefully in better financial standing).

47 posted on 04/21/2012 2:55:00 PM PDT by Drew68
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Hot Tabasco

Doesn’t matter, Romney is going to be crushed like a bug but al least I won’t have a mouthful of him when it happens.


48 posted on 04/21/2012 3:01:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

Richard Viguerie to Conservatives: Don't Be Romney's Cheap Date

Conservatives[sic] for Romney, sign up here!


49 posted on 04/21/2012 3:08:06 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

To: COBOL2Java
See? Now here comes the mocking stage from the GOP-

Mocking? Sounds to me like you're doing the mocking and intimidation. I merely presented the facts and what you do with them is your business..........

Should Obama get elected, you can always blame it on the 45% who voted for Romney and not your unknown candidate who drew the miniscule votes necessary for a GOP election......

Using your logic, Perot never got elected because 37.45% of the American voters were morons...........LOL!

50 posted on 04/21/2012 3:11:36 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Would I like to be young again? No, I worked too hard to get here, I don't want to do it again)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-89 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson