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Virgil Goode has won ballot access in 17 states, says hes aiming for 40+
Roanoke.com ^ | 2012.05.10 | Mason Adams

Posted on 05/16/2012 6:49:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

Virgil Goode said this afternoon that he’s won ballot access in 17 states as the Constitution Party’s presidential nominee – but Virginia isn’t yet one of them.

The former Virginia senator and 5th District congressman said he’s aiming to be on the ballot in 40 states on Election Day, and more if possible. Four years ago, the Constitution Party appeared on 37 ballots in the presidential race.

Goode said he’s already won ballot access in Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Utah, Wyoming and other states. In Virginia, he needs to secure at least 10,000 signatures from qualified voters, including at least 400 from each of the state’s 11 congressional districts. The deadline is noon on August 24.

He said he’s already working on that and will focus mostly on the 5th, 6th and 9th Districts in western and southern Virginia to obtain the bulk of those signatures.

Goode spoke for about 20 minutes to about 75 members of the Salem Rotary Club, fielding questions and outlining three key differences between him, incumbent President Barack Obama and likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Goode said he favors deeper cuts to the federal budget to avoid running a deficit. He said Obama’s plan runs a $1.3 trillion deficit while the House Republican plan runs a $600 billion deficit while cutting Medicare.

“This is old Franklin County horse sense, but you’re not going to borrow your way to prosperity,” Goode said.

He said he’d preserve the social security and Medicare programs while making deep cuts to social programs and defense.

Goode said that Democrats and Republicans have become compromised by taking large amounts from “heavy hitter” PACs. SO he pledged to take no more than $200 from any individual donor and said he’d eschew money from political action committees.

Goode said if he wins election in November, “you’ll know that the grassroots is back in charge.”

And at a time when both major parties are softening their stance on immigration, Goode said he’d eliminate illegal immigration and largely shut down legal immigration as well, saying there’s no need for the country to issue 1.2 million green cards annually when unemployment is running between 8 percent and 9 percent.

“The best thing to help the working man in this country is to put a moratorium on so many green cards,” Goode said.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: constitutionparty; goode; thirdparty; va2012
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To: SoConPubbie; BamaBlue
Or from a similar election a few decades ago.

I’d rather vote for Bob Hope, the Marx Brothers, or Jerry Lewis. I don’t think they’re as funny as Professor Hospers and the Libertarian Party. If, at a time like this, John Hospers takes ten votes away from Nixon (which I doubt he’ll do), it would be a moral crime. I don’t care about Nixon, and I care even less about Hospers. But this is no time to engage in publicity seeking, which all these crank political parties are doing. If you want to spread your ideas, do it through education. But don’t run for President—or even dogcatcher- Ayn Rand

21 posted on 05/16/2012 7:47:35 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: BamaBlue
Did you know that Mr. Goode was a Democrat?

Yep, and he voted to impeach Clinton. That's why the Rats run him out of the party. He's got my vote!

Screw Romney and the GOP-E he rode in on!

22 posted on 05/16/2012 7:48:50 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Of course, we don’t know if his “conversion” is real.

Well, if Romney had merely claimed to be conservative there would be some doubt. Instead he’s severely conservative. That statement alone tells it all.


23 posted on 05/16/2012 7:49:17 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Thanks for the thread! I’ll have to make sure I get my signature on that Virginia petition. And you MittWitts posting on this thread can kiss my ass!


24 posted on 05/16/2012 7:49:17 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: House Atreides

A vote for currently liberal Romney is a vote for a current liberal. This is fun.


25 posted on 05/16/2012 7:51:34 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: SoConPubbie
He ought to go completely wild and propose invading Mexico, a and rotating the Capital from DC to every state each year,

He would win the WH.

26 posted on 05/16/2012 7:53:34 PM PDT by Rome2000 (MYTH ROMNEY IS A MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: BamaBlue
You imagine stupidity can be enhanced?

Now where would you get an idea like that ~ do you hang around with Mittbots perhaps?

That would explain a lot of your stranger beliefs.

I think you are long overdue for a good self-examination ~ maybe even an INTERROGATION.

27 posted on 05/16/2012 7:56:42 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Timber Rattler
Yep, and he voted to impeach Clinton. That's why the Rats run him out of the party.

And then he caucused with the Democrats, helping them retain a House majority.

28 posted on 05/16/2012 7:59:27 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: SoConPubbie
But SCP, don't you realise that Mitt Romney is the last, best hope of conservatism? Romney has ALWAYS been the last, best hope of conservatism:

On the sixth day of the GOP primary, after the processions, the speeches, the shouting, the singing, the banners, the posters, the films, the waxworks, the rolling of drums and squealing of trumpets, the tramp of marching feet, the grinding of the caterpillars of tanks, the roar of massed planes, the booming of guns -- after six days of this, when the great orgasm was quivering to its climax and the general hatred of Romney had boiled up into such delirium that if the crowd could have got their hands on the 2,000 Romneyite war-criminals who were to be publicly hanged on the last day of the proceedings, they would unquestionably have torn them to pieces -- at just this moment it had been announced that Freeperania was not after all at war with Romney. Freeperania was at war with Principled Conservatives. Romney was an ally.

There was, of course, no admission that any change had taken place. Merely it became known, with extreme suddenness and everywhere at once, that Principled Conservatives and not Romney was the enemy. Winston was taking part in a demonstration in one of the central London squares at the moment when it happened. It was night, and the white faces and the scarlet banners were luridly floodlit. The square was packed with several thousand people, including a block of about a thousand schoolchildren in the uniform of the GOP-E. On a scarlet-draped platform an orator of the RNC, a small lean man with disproportionately long arms and a large bald skull over which a few lank locks straggled, was haranguing the crowd. A little Rumpelstiltskin figure, contorted with hatred, he gripped the neck of the microphone with one hand while the other, enormous at the end of a bony arm, clawed the air menacingly above his head. His voice, made metallic by the amplifiers, boomed forth an endless catalogue of atrocities, massacres, deportations, lootings, rapings, torture of prisoners, bombing of civilians, lying propaganda, unjust aggressions, broken treaties. It was almost impossible to listen to him without being first convinced and then maddened. At every few moments the fury of the crowd boiled over and the voice of the speaker was drowned by a wild beast-like roaring that rose uncontrollably from thousands of throats. The most savage yells of all came from the schoolchildren. The speech had been proceeding for perhaps twenty minutes when a messenger hurried on to the platform and a scrap of paper was slipped into the speaker's hand. He unrolled and read it without pausing in his speech. Nothing altered in his voice or manner, or in the content of what he was saying, but suddenly the names were different. Without words said, a wave of understanding rippled through the crowd. Freeperania was at war with Principled Conservatives! The next moment there was a tremendous commotion. The banners and posters with which the square was decorated were all wrong! Quite half of them had the wrong faces on them. It was sabotage! The agents of Virgil Goode had been at work! There was a riotous interlude while posters were ripped from the walls, banners torn to shreds and trampled underfoot. The GOP-E performed prodigies of activity in clambering over the rooftops and cutting the streamers that fluttered from the chimneys. But within two or three minutes it was all over. The orator, still gripping the neck of the microphone, his shoulders hunched forward, his free hand clawing at the air, had gone straight on with his speech. One minute more, and the feral roars of rage were again bursting from the crowd. The Hate continued exactly as before, except that the target had been changed.

29 posted on 05/16/2012 8:02:37 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (A conservative voting for Romney is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders)
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To: mnehring; Timber Rattler
Running someone claiming to be to the right of Romney is a reasonable strategy by the Democrats and Obama. Nobody has ever said they don't know how to fight dirty.

Now, if we could only find someone to the left of Baraka Hussein Obama to run in the socialist or communist party.... oh, never mind, that is a hopeless search.

30 posted on 05/16/2012 8:05:54 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: SoConPubbie

With regard to the comments about Mr. Goode having once been a Democrat, it is my understanding that he was a Democrat because of his family tradition of being a member of that party. He ideologically left that party a long time ago and was well-known in Virginia circles as being a conservative politician.


31 posted on 05/16/2012 8:05:55 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: muawiyah

You sound like a f...king NAZI. You don’t know me from Adam and you post this drivel...just because we have different beliefs...

I truly hope that was an attempt at sarcasm ‘cause otherwise you need help...I guess being in the postal service for so long could do that to one...Going Postal isn’t in the lexicon for no reason.


32 posted on 05/16/2012 8:27:34 PM PDT by BamaBlue
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To: OldPossum

We all know about tradition. I come from a long line of Repubs; this part of NJ has always been Repub.

But as middle-aged conservative Americans “grew up” in the past few years, we’ve had a bucket of cold water called truth thrown in our face.

Many Repubs came to find out that they’ve been lied to for a number of years, as the Repub party abandoned it’s principles. My parent’s generation is either a) furious at the changes in this nation or b) a bit too old to understand or care what’s going on. I never held any illusions that money and big business were not heavily influential in both parties; but I think I never really realized how incompetent big business was and how anti-American the elites of this nation are. And I never dreamed America would fall into the sin that it has, even though if I took two seconds to think about it, the facts were in front of my eyes 25 years ago.

Many Dems have found out that the Dem party has been subverted by the communist/new left forces. It’s gone far beyond simple corruption and crime, it’s come down to anti-American political forces - and the Repub establishment does not have the spine to say it publicly for fear of being labeled McCarthyites.

They have poked a sleeping bear, the American people.

So, IMHO, new party it is. And it’s members will be from the old parties and Independents. This time will be different for me personally; if it’s not Christian, I’m not in.

My family was here before this was America. I’m not leaving or giving it up. This is my country and I am an American. I want America to clean house.


33 posted on 05/16/2012 8:29:18 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: BamaBlue
Did you know that Mr. Goode was a Democrat?

So? Even when Goode had a D behind his name, he was more conservative than Mitt Romney has ever been.

You do know that most people on this forum (recently added RomneyBots excluded) have been following politics for a long time. I doubt few if any are unaware of Goode's former political party. I've known of Virgil Goode since he was a state senator. Despite being a Democrat, my wife's Jesse Helms-worshiping grandparents, had nothing but nice things to say about Virgil Goode, who was their state senator, then U.S. Congressman. He is the only Democrat who escaped their disdain.

34 posted on 05/16/2012 8:30:05 PM PDT by CommerceComet (Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
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To: muawiyah
I am very good at interrogating those who need to pay their bills ~ particularly postage deficiencies for $100,000 and more.

It needn't be physical. The best interrogators just talk about "things" and you pour out your heart.

But referring to me as any kind of "F word" NAZI might well give me the sort of leverage I need to find out just why you give off the smell of fear when it comes to owing money.

35 posted on 05/16/2012 8:38:20 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: CommerceComet

I was making a point...I don’t care that he was or wasn’t a democrat. One of my senators was a democrat. One of the talking points here is that Romney was a democrat. Obviously the point I was making was over the head of all the GoodeBOTS as you say.

He’s unelectable...that’s my point. Romney is electable and a damn better choice than Obama. The rest is noise...


36 posted on 05/16/2012 8:38:35 PM PDT by BamaBlue
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To: CommerceComet

Virgil is not seeking the Republican nomination to run for President. He’s doing what Romney and the other 13 RINOs who ran in the Republican primaries should have done ~ going out on his own.


37 posted on 05/16/2012 8:39:51 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: BamaBlue
I am very good at interrogating those who need to pay their bills ~ particularly postage deficiencies for $100,000 and more.

It needn't be physical. The best interrogators just talk about "things" and you pour out your heart.

But referring to me as any kind of "F word" NAZI might well give me the sort of leverage I need to find out just why you give off the smell of fear when it comes to owing money.

38 posted on 05/16/2012 8:43:36 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: BamaBlue
Did you know that Mr. Goode was a Democrat?

So was Reagan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRUbwnkEPqc&feature=related

39 posted on 05/16/2012 8:44:23 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: muawiyah

LOL...since I don’t have an “postal deficiencies” exceeding $0.45 (the cost of my next stamp...unless I really get excited and jump up to two ounces for $0.65) I guess I shouldn’t be too worried.

Work your leverage tough guy...


40 posted on 05/16/2012 8:47:55 PM PDT by BamaBlue
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