Skip to comments.Virgil Goode's candidacy may help Obama
Posted on 08/03/2012 3:44:31 PM PDT by NoLibZone
Most people outside Southwest Virginia have never heard of Virgil Goode, a former Franklin County congressman with a distinctive drawl who conceivably could decide the presidential election. But he is well known to President Barack Obama's team of political advisers.
Goode served six terms in Congress and is gathering signatures to appear on the ballot here as the presidential candidate from the Constitution Party.
He's already on the ballot in more than a dozen other states with an anti-immigration, pro-term limit platform he hopes makes a dent with the electorate.
It's not likely to be much of a dent, but enough in Virginia for Obama campaign officials to take close notice of his potentially helpful candidacy.
But within the Obama camp he is considered one of two who could tilt the race by pulling votes away from Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
The other is Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico whose presence on the ballot could make a difference in the presidential contest in states such as New Mexico and Colorado.
But Democrats see Goode and Johnson as this year's Ralph Nader, whom they still blame for Al Gore's loss to George W. Bush in 2000.
"If Virgil Goode gets on the ballot in Virginia that is going to make it very tough on Romney," said Democratic strategist Joe Trippi, a veteran of presidential campaigns. It's difficult to imagine Romney getting the 270 electoral votes he needs to win if he doesn't carry Virginia, Trippi said, adding that Goode "would be potentially crippling to Romney."
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The only possible impact this guy may have is in Virginia.
With 3 months to go to the election, 90% of the people on FR are better known than this guy, and he doesn’t have the $$ to do a Perot.
Having said that, if Virginia is the key to victory and he pulls the 5% that some claim he will, then nothing says “Dem Win” like a Clintonian plurality.
How much money in campaign funds can he expect from the Dems? Woodrow Wilson had his friends fund Teddy Roosevelt’s third party run in 1912, a similar situation.
Yeah, the dems may try to fund him.
Those who want to support Goode can get more bang for their buck by sending their donations directly to Obama. It will cut out the middleman.
No S*** Sherlock. What gave you the first clue? Does this writer think anyone is debating Goode or Obama?
Virgil Goode’s candidancy DOES NOT help Obama. His candidancy rightly HURTS ROMNEY who should NOT be the GOP candidate. IF Romney wasn’t the GOP candidate then many of us would not be voting for Virgil Goode. The GOPe and the idiots in the party that voted for Romney created this mess. Virgil Goode is just the way to send them a message that Romney (or those like him) are NOT viable candidates for the GOP.
Of course YOUR views are the only viable ones, right?
Where have I heard that before?????
Get over yourself.
“Yeah, the dems may try to fund him.”
Well I don’t know about them, but THIS conservative Republican may send him some money. Romney SHOULD NOT be the GOP candidate. It utterly disgusts me that Mitt Romney is representing the GOP. I WILL NOT support him ever. I will not help him ruin the GOP. He is evil, just as Obama is evil. You don’t sensible fight evil with more evil.
Sola Veritas —— Presiding Officer of the Oklahoma branch of FREEPERS for OBAMA.
So, the people you are counting on to cast more votes for the candidate who opposes Obama are idiots, huh? That’s sounds like the perfect plan to get folks to listen to your ideas, call them derogatory names!
Those who want to support Romney should skip the middle man and buy an abortion and pay for a homosexual couple’s insurance directly.
“Of course YOUR views are the only viable ones, right?”
No, but they are certainly better than yours. Get over yourself before you tell another to do so.
I’m not the one deciding who the candidate should or should not be.
There is only ONE judge in life, and it isn’t YOU. After reading your profile, you should know better.
“Sola Veritas Presiding Officer of the Oklahoma branch of FREEPERS for OBAMA.”
You are stepping over a line you should not. Opposing Romney IS NOT supporting Obama. Tell Jim Robinson he is a “Romney supporter” because he opposes Romney.
“Yeah, the dems may try to fund him.”
They probably already are. At least some of the surrogate groups. They have been on Free Republic trying to drum up support for Goode.
Sola Veritas Presiding Officer of the Oklahoma branch of FREEPERS for OBAMA.
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