Skip to comments.Virgil Goode for President?
Posted on 07/04/2012 2:39:41 PM PDT by NoLibZone
Former Virginia congressman Virgil Goode may be looking for a new job: Presidential candidate.
Thats one way to read a fundraising appeal the Constitution Party recently issued:
Former Virginia Congressman, Virgil Goode, has expressed a strong interest in seeking the Constitution Party Presidential nomination in 2012 and at its meeting this past weekend, the Constitution Party National Committee unanimously passed a resolution inviting him to do just that.
Okay, so the party has invited Goode to go for it. The GOP and Democratic Party dont issue similar exhortations when candidates seek their party nominations, but maybe they should test the idea in fundraising to see if it lifts response rates.
But what of Mr. Goode? Followers of Virginia politics will recall that he was a long-time member of the state Senate and a Democrat. He was a big early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment. But he wasnt always an obedient Democrat, as he mounted primary challenges to then-incumbent U.S. Senator Chuck Robb in 1994 and was part of a power-sharing agreement with state Republicans as they began their ascendancy under then-Gov. George Allen (R).
Elected to Congress in 1996, he became an independent in January 2000 and was re-elected in November. Eventually, Goode became a Republican, and voters in Virginia's 5th congressional district sent him back to Washington five more times. In 2008, he narrowly lost his seat to Democrat Tom Perriello, who was defeated in 2010 by former GOP state Sen. Robert Hurt.
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Can any one offer an alternative to Obama ?
The following are out - as they support Mitt:
Ricks Perry and Santorum
Don’t let him become Ralph Nader or Ross Perot. Four years of Obama are enough. There will be at least three new SCOTUS justices during the next four years.
Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico.
I'd be pleased with him taking Ron Paul as VP [I think he'd be interesting as President of the Senate], or Sec of Treasury [he'd then be in a position to release a *lot* about the Fed Reserve].
He ran and was elected to Congress as a Clinton era Democrat. Now he wants to throw the election to the worst possible Democrat. He must really be an anti-Mormon bigot to want a homosexual friendly moslem in the WH. No thanks
Where was he during the GOP primary? Sorry but the time for “me too” candidates is over.
On Virgil Goode
Then pray Romney is not the ultimate Republican nominee; I will personally consider that to be the end of the Republican party.
I really don’t care much about the demise or lack of demise of the Republican Party. I do care about the next three SCOTUS justices. We know who Obama will nominate. Any Republican will do better, including Romney at his worst.
I would be happy to unite behind a real conservative. But I’m afraid Virgil Goode is not very impressive. Virtually unknown, and not terribly conservative, either.
I agree that if Romney gets it, we are screwed. But I don’t see a really good alternative anywhere out there—yet.
He sounds like a Cut and Run clone. He doesn’t know what he is and has never done a thing. About the only difference is he can not bring home the bacon as well as the surrender monkey can.
mitt's actions of nominating radical counter-constitutionalists shows otherwise. Those are the facts.
Bush II gave use Roberts. Any other bright ideas ?
I very much disagree with this sort of reasoning. It is exactly the same as the "any Democrat is better than any Republican" line I've heard elsewhere.
Furthermore, it supposes that Romney will nominate people who are substantially different than the sort Obama will; they are both socialists, both statists, therefore it is absurd to think that one would choose to nominate a person of an inherently different caliber than the other. Furthermore, it utterly discounts that w/o the senate's approval the nomination is useless; that is, if we had a strong senate even the worst of Presidents could not put a bad justice on the Supreme Court.
Can you offer an alternative that can win? I didn't want Romney as our candidate either, but as things stand now our next President is going to be either Romney or Obama. Unless someone can offer a Conservative alternative that can win, I'll be voting ABO.
I’ve seen some data indicating Goode might pull 5% in Virginia.
Certainly enough to put that state in Baraq’s column.
Nothing says “Democrat win” like a Clintonian plurality.
Would really be tragic if Va was the electoral margin of victory.
Ricks Perry and Santorum
Interesting, they certainly would merit the scorn of FReepers.
Any Republican is better than Obama. A vote for Goode is a vote that Obama won’t need to win. Those are the facts.
If you don’t live in a swing state, be my guest and vote for Mickey Mouse if you want. No harm done and you can send a message. If you are in a state that might decide our next President and the next three SCOTUS justices, hold your nose and vote for Romney.
The way to make change is from the bottom up: local elections, state elections, federal House and Senate seats.
IMHO, we can't afford 4 more years of Obama, and there's not a snowball's chance etc. that a third-party candidate can win the POTUS election.
Just vote your conscience. We will persevere no matter what, to restore "Independence Day" to what it should be, except it just might take a while!!
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