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Virgil Goode: Constitution Party Candidate for President [ What about Goode? Is he like Paul? ]
thenewamerican.com ^ | June 19, 2012 | Thomas R. Eddlem

Posted on 07/03/2012 12:06:09 PM PDT by NoLibZone

While all of the mainstream press focuses upon the phony horse race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney for president, many Americans may be surprised to find that they will have several choices on their ballots in November. One of those other choices is the Constitution Party candidate Virgil H. Goode, Jr. and his vice presidential running mate, attorney Jim Clymer.

Labeled “Mr. Independent” by his home newspaper in Virginia, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, former six-term Virginia Congressman Virgil Goode has demonstrated a willingness to change parties when his principles did not comport with his party. Goode was elected to the Virginia state Senate as a Democrat, and served his first two terms as a congressman as a Democrat. But he became a political independent in the year 2000, and was reelected twice as an independent before switching to the Republican Party. Goode may have a major impact on the final race, as the former Virginia congressman is currently polling at five percent in the Virginia presidential primary. Virginia is a key swing state in the presidential race, and support for Goode could tilt the outcome of the state in the race.


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: constitutionparty; goode2012; notmitt; notpaul; thirdparty; va2012; virgil

1 posted on 07/03/2012 12:06:17 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

Is Virgil good as an alternative to Obama and Mitt?


2 posted on 07/03/2012 12:08:21 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We must get down on our knees each day and thank God that McCain/Palin didn't win in '08.)
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To: NoLibZone

I’m sure he’s a fine fellow.

Nothing says “Dem Win” like a Clintonian plurality.


3 posted on 07/03/2012 12:10:18 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: NoLibZone

The first time I ever noticed him he was giving a speech on the floor about a 17 time arrested drunk driving illegal finally being stopped when he killed a mother and her children.

Most important he was slamming his colleagues because he was speaking in a near empty house because they couldn’t care less about the American people. After all, congressmen are busy people who have meetings with lobbyists and donors.

That was probably 10 years ago.


4 posted on 07/03/2012 12:12:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: NoLibZone

Yes. He’s a Conservative.


5 posted on 07/03/2012 12:12:52 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: NoLibZone

no, but although a very good man, he is totally irrelevant and worthy of no, zero, presidential consideration.


6 posted on 07/03/2012 12:13:50 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: NoLibZone
"Is Virgil good as an alternative to Obama and Mitt"

Sure, so are you. So am I, even.


7 posted on 07/03/2012 12:16:41 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: NoLibZone

He’s got my vote.


8 posted on 07/03/2012 12:17:22 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: NoLibZone
Is Virgil good as an alternative to Obama and Mitt?

To some,Ross Perot was a fine guy.He got something like 20% of the popular vote in '92.He fared less well in the Electoral Vote.He got...wait for it...nearly *one* Electoral Vote.Something like 269 Electoral Votes are needed to be elected President.

America's Community Organizer-In-Chief smiles quietly (actually,not so quietly) when people speak of staying home on 11/6...or voting for anyone but Romney.

9 posted on 07/03/2012 12:17:37 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: NoLibZone

Maybe Conservatives should check out Goode, and where he stands on the issues

At least, with a definite base of support around a 3d Party Conservative, Romney wises up

But, you will hear the Liberal RINO whine of “If you vote 3d Party Conservative, you help elect Obama”...of course, this liberal RINO rhetoric always gets us a liberal RINO GOP candidate which cannot ever beat a liberal Dem candidate.


10 posted on 07/03/2012 12:19:51 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Sad....George Zimmerman is in jail for rightfully defending himself...while Eric Holder walks free)
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To: NoLibZone

The over under for Goode is .2% of the vote. I will take the under.


11 posted on 07/03/2012 12:22:33 PM PDT by gusty
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To: nascarnation
"Nothing says “Dem Win” like a "Clintonian plurality. having democrats nominated by both the Republican and Democrat parties.

There fixed it.

12 posted on 07/03/2012 12:22:40 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: NoLibZone

He has my vote, if he is on the ballot.

(Neither Obimbo nor Obimbo-lite deserve it).


13 posted on 07/03/2012 12:25:18 PM PDT by mvonfr
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To: DannyTN

Virg wasn’t on the R primary ballot here in Indiana.

I can confirm that:

http://www.co.cass.in.us/dav/clerk/2012%20Primary%20Ballot.pdf


14 posted on 07/03/2012 12:33:56 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: gusty
The over under for Goode is .2% of the vote. I will take the under.

This story implies that Goode is polling 5% in his home state of Va.

That may well be enough to tip it to Baraq.

And those possibly could be Baraq's clinching electoral votes.

15 posted on 07/03/2012 12:36:47 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation
Nothing says “Dem Win” like a Clintonian plurality.

miit and obie ARE the liberal plurality.

Please vote Conservative instead. Thank you.

16 posted on 07/03/2012 12:38:35 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil. Voting for mitt or obie is like throwing your country away.)
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To: NoLibZone
What about Goode? Is he like Paul? ]

Ross Perot is more like it. Only an America hating idiot would consider voting for this guy. A vote for Goode is as goode as a vote for obama.

17 posted on 07/03/2012 12:39:16 PM PDT by pgkdan (ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!)
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To: nascarnation
You better get off your hinders and start canvassing neighborhoods for the Conservative - and it ain't mitt - instead of complaining because Conservatives won't vote for a liberal.

Stop making excuses and get to work.

18 posted on 07/03/2012 12:41:26 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil. Voting for mitt or obie is like throwing your country away.)
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To: Sirius Lee

Obama thanks you for your support.

4 more years!


19 posted on 07/03/2012 12:44:51 PM PDT by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: gusty
I'd take over.

The constitution party got .15% of the vote last time.

But last time you had Ralph Nader running independent which drew .56% and you had Bob Barr heading up the Libertarians which drew 0.4%.


20 posted on 07/03/2012 12:46:47 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Sirius Lee
You better get off your hinders and start canvassing neighborhoods for the Conservative

That horse left the barn this spring.

You make the push right after the November election, not just before it.

That's what it took to get rid of Lugar here in Indiana.

21 posted on 07/03/2012 12:54:37 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

He didn’t run as a Republican.

He’s running as the Constitution party nominee. In the last election they were on ballots in 37 states.


22 posted on 07/03/2012 12:54:37 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: BrewingFrog
Obama thanks you for your support.

You're the one voting for him. Thank yourself.

23 posted on 07/03/2012 12:57:32 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil. Voting for mitt or obie is like throwing your country away.)
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To: BrewingFrog
Obama thanks you for your support.
4 more years!

4 more years of obama and you'll have to change your sreen name to BoilingFrog.

WASS (we are so screwed)

24 posted on 07/03/2012 1:01:04 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Sirius Lee

It’s like they all attended a crash course on slogans to write on forums. They all seem to say the exact same things over and over and...


25 posted on 07/03/2012 1:03:14 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Sirius Lee; BrewingFrog
"You're the one voting for him. Thank yourself. "

Sirius Lee Since Feb 6, 2012

Are you series?

Hugh.

You has a distinct smell.

26 posted on 07/03/2012 1:05:56 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I love the smell of -ZOT!- in the afternoon...


27 posted on 07/03/2012 1:11:42 PM PDT by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: Resettozero
They all seem to say the exact same things over and over and...

Four more years of obama will be so much better, eh?

Romney is a slower version of obama's ultimate destruction.

With the Grace of The Good Lord, maybe it will buy us some time to save this Country.

So, do we bet on a chance or yield so assured tyranny?

28 posted on 07/03/2012 1:16:22 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: BrewingFrog
I love the smell of -ZOT!- in the afternoon...

Ah, ozone!

I thought my dog farted

29 posted on 07/03/2012 1:18:52 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: NoLibZone

Now is not the time to vote for a 3rd party. Ross Perot got us Clinton! We simply cannot afford to have Obummer reelected.


30 posted on 07/03/2012 1:41:54 PM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

So because he signed up recently AND doesn`t like leftist wanna be members of that other traitorous party in our two party system, he`s a plant, a troll? So when did I sign up Inspector Gadget?


31 posted on 07/03/2012 1:51:30 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Sirius Lee

At this point the effort suggested would be futile. Unless something miraculous happens at the conventions the candidates are decided.

There is no will in America at this point for a Conservative candidate, especially an obscure conservative. The primaries were held and showed that all conservative candidates combined couldn’t muster the strength and money required to secure the nomination or the funds.

When we look out across America we see no conservative that presently has the stature to assume the mantle of President. There are many good conservatives but none presently has the stature to prevail. Several tried but proved themselves unable to gather the support for the job. It can be argued that Governor Palen, the favorite of many realized these circumstances and never committed to a race that would not be won. That decision was likely based on rational analysis rather than exuberant hope.

To make a critical statement based on facts and reality does not mean one does not hold to conservative values. it means that a rational look at recent political races clearly shows that conservatives do not have adequate muscle to prevail.

The nomination race is over.

To drag in some nobody and hide behind behind his credentials is to make one’s self irrelevant. A real vote for Mr Goode, regardless of how good a conservative or man is to become irrelevant in the coming showdown. That is, unless you live in California or some other dark blue state where the outcome is preordained and your vote is irrelevant anyway.

Those are the facts, the cold hard truth.

But all is not gloom and doom. The statements above do not apply to local races. The effort s by conservatives mus now be directed to house and Senate seats. I choose to devote my efforts and money to selected Senate races. I view the recapture of the Senate as being more important than the Presidency. If there is a Republican Senate, the Messiah is crucified the minute he is re inaugurated. If Romney is elected, his actions will be at the behest of the Senate. The more conservative House will also be able to develop and pass legislation that conservatives will prefer to anything Obama will try.

Do not make a futile charge of the light brigade. Devote the effort , words and money to battles that can and must be won in in the Senate and House. My Republican Senator and Congressman will be reelected. They need no money. I will devote some and effort to a Republican Conservative in another State. I would urge my FRiends to do so as well.


32 posted on 07/03/2012 1:52:49 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Sirius Lee

At this point the effort suggested would be futile. Unless something miraculous happens at the conventions the candidates are decided.

There is no will in America at this point for a Conservative candidate, especially an obscure conservative. The primaries were held and showed that all conservative candidates combined couldn’t muster the strength and money required to secure the nomination or the funds.

When we look out across America we see no conservative that presently has the stature to assume the mantle of President. There are many good conservatives but none presently has the stature to prevail. Several tried but proved themselves unable to gather the support for the job. It can be argued that Governor Palen, the favorite of many realized these circumstances and never committed to a race that would not be won. That decision was likely based on rational analysis rather than exuberant hope.

To make a critical statement based on facts and reality does not mean one does not hold to conservative values. it means that a rational look at recent political races clearly shows that conservatives do not have adequate muscle to prevail.

The nomination race is over.

To drag in some nobody and hide behind behind his credentials is to make one’s self irrelevant. A real vote for Mr Goode, regardless of how good a conservative or man is to become irrelevant in the coming showdown. That is, unless you live in California or some other dark blue state where the outcome is preordained and your vote is irrelevant anyway.

Those are the facts, the cold hard truth.

But all is not gloom and doom. The statements above do not apply to local races. The effort s by conservatives mus now be directed to house and Senate seats. I choose to devote my efforts and money to selected Senate races. I view the recapture of the Senate as being more important than the Presidency. If there is a Republican Senate, the Messiah is crucified the minute he is re inaugurated. If Romney is elected, his actions will be at the behest of the Senate. The more conservative House will also be able to develop and pass legislation that conservatives will prefer to anything Obama will try.

Do not make a futile charge of the light brigade. Devote the effort , words and money to battles that can and must be won in in the Senate and House. My Republican Senator and Congressman will be reelected. They need no money. I will devote some and effort to a Republican Conservative in another State. I would urge my FRiends to do so as well.


33 posted on 07/03/2012 1:53:09 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: NoLibZone
Is Virgil good as an alternative to Obama and Mitt?

Yes. He'll probably end up getting my vote.  Not completely sure yet, but Mitt definitely won't be it.

34 posted on 07/03/2012 1:55:36 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: NoLibZone

Is his name pronounced GOOD or GUDE?


35 posted on 07/03/2012 2:11:45 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: NoLibZone

What difference does it make? He won’t be elected president even if you and several million of your friends vote for him.


36 posted on 07/03/2012 2:18:03 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: DannyTN

He’s running as the Constitution party nominee. In the last election they were on ballots in 37 states.


Oh yeah, that should do it...get ready for another obama term!


37 posted on 07/03/2012 2:53:32 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: Theodore R.

rhymes with food.


38 posted on 07/03/2012 3:09:26 PM PDT by TwoSue
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To: SeminoleCounty
Hang in their FRiend!. Remember, that to become the 2nd Party you have to go through 3rd. Your vote is yours to cast as you are motivated. John Quincy Adams said many years ago, "Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost."
39 posted on 07/03/2012 3:29:49 PM PDT by ImpBill ("America, where are you now?" - Little "r" republican!)
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To: NoLibZone
Why not just send a donation directly to Obama and cut out the middle man?
40 posted on 07/03/2012 3:30:12 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: NoLibZone

You’re kidding, right? You are suggesting that former Democrat Goode become president of what?


41 posted on 07/03/2012 4:45:04 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: NoLibZone

Sooo, this guy was a Democrat during the Clinton years? I’m sure he gives a crap about the Constitution.


42 posted on 07/03/2012 7:06:56 PM PDT by Jake8898
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To: NoLibZone

He's the only non-liberal on the ballot for the Executive Office in my state I'm aware of. He has my vote. I'm not advocate for bailouts, gun grabbing, abortion, amnesty, healthcare rationing, homosexualization, or big government. So, I won't act like one by voting for the "R" liberal or the "D" liberal on the ballot. Go Virgil Goode!


43 posted on 07/04/2012 10:32:59 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: SeminoleCounty

Help spread the word : Goode on the Issues #1 and Goode on the Issues #2
As I educate those around me, several of my friends and neighbors are now on board. If we can get a grass roots movement rolling now; we can at least make a statement in November to get the nation's attention.


44 posted on 07/04/2012 10:38:08 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: NoLibZone

How about Romney picks him for his VP?


45 posted on 07/04/2012 10:40:01 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the StatistI)
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To: pgkdan

Only an America hating idiot would consider voting for this guy.

Up is down, black is white, it's bizarro world. According to you, perhaps, you have to vote for a pro-amnesty, pro-abortion, pro-bailout, pro-gungrabber, pro-homosexual, pro-stimulus, pro-deathpanel candidate in order to show your "love" of America? Not smart; not smart at all.


46 posted on 07/04/2012 10:41:25 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: TwoSue

rhymes with food.


Or, perhaps booed..as in noone seriously thinks he has a chance of being Presbo 2012 or beyond.


47 posted on 07/04/2012 10:43:14 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the StatistI)
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To: BrewingFrog

Obama thanks you for your support. 4 more years!

Clinton only it made two years after his re-election before impeachment. And Obama has a great deal more cause for being impeached. A bill is already circulating Congress calling for it. Worst case scenario is two more years of Obama before his impeachment or arrest and two more years of total gridlock with Biden. I'll accept that and use the time to build up a genuinely conservative Congress rather than throw away all the progress the Tea Party has made by allowing Romney to redefine "conservatism" in his liberal image and kill the movement.


48 posted on 07/04/2012 10:49:02 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: nascarnation

If romney is such a crappy candidate, why is the republican elite insisting on running him?

They screwed with the California campaign after Gray Davis was recalled, and we got Arnold the Global Socialist Schwarzenegger!

Arnold’s law banning fattened goose livers to all the ‘smart growth’ soviet bloc housing he put into place just before the crash are just 2 examples overreaching totalitarian controls that he put on California. Romney is cut from the same cloth.


49 posted on 07/04/2012 12:08:28 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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