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[ Virgil ] Goode unaware of probe Of signatures on his petitions
martinsvillebulletin.com ^ | Aug 8 2012 | martinsvillebulletin.com

Posted on 08/08/2012 7:29:23 PM PDT by NoLibZone

Constitution Party presidential candidate Virgil Goode said Tuesday he does not know why the Virginia State Board of Elections is asking for a probe into matters pertaining to his campaign.

State officials are keeping quiet on the investigation request.

The elections board on Monday voted unanimously to ask Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to probe “suspected petition fraud” on forms that the Constitution Party submitted in efforts to get Goode’s name on the ballot for the Nov. 6 presidential election.

In a phone interview, Goode said nobody from either the elections board or the attorney general’s office has contacted him, so he has “no idea” what is behind the board’s request for an investigation.

“I’d like to know” what is going on, he said.

Justin Riemer, deputy secretary for the state board of elections, said in an email that “we are not commenting on the investigation at this time.”

Riemer referred inquiries to the attorney general’s office. Brian Gottstein, Cuccinelli’s director of communications, could not be reached Tuesday afternoon.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: cuccinelli; election2012; goode; goode2012; thirdparty; va2012; virgilgoode
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1 posted on 08/08/2012 7:29:30 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

So, is Cuccinelli finally selling out to the Mittbots ~ or are there some internal polls that tell the Romney crowd all is not well in Virginia?


2 posted on 08/08/2012 7:34:45 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: NoLibZone

I’m sorry, (not really,) but every time I see or hear the name, virgil goode, I think of the Salem witchcraft trials and the movie, “Warlock”. Just can’t take ol’ virg seriously.


3 posted on 08/08/2012 7:37:04 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: NoLibZone

Anything that keeps that turd-party ticket-splitting former Democrat off the ballot in any state is a good thing.

He’s a tool of the 0bama campaign just like that looney-tune Perot was of the Clinton campaign.


4 posted on 08/08/2012 7:37:12 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
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To: NoLibZone
Guess he shouldn't have aligned with the Greens and their wasteful spending programs to get the sigs:

Virgil Goode More Trains Less Traffic

More Trains Less traffic Independent Green Party signatures help Virgil Goode file for President

5 posted on 08/08/2012 7:44:20 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Emperor Palpatine; NoLibZone; All
...so does this mean you haven't yet
puchased your Official "Virgil Goode 2012"
Campaign T-Shirts yet??"


6 posted on 08/08/2012 7:49:46 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Emperor Palpatine
Not that I recall it that way. Perot was pulling down more than his fair share of Democrat votes. Clinton won in a blow out in the electoral college ~ which is where it counts.

4 million Social and Fiscal Conservatives stayed home in that race anyway ~ pappy Bush was on the wrong side on too many things.

Virgil Goode is one choice of many. Neither Obama nor Romney are a choice at all. They don't get our votes ~ and that's because they are SCUM, as are their followers ~ SCUM ~ you understand that?

7 posted on 08/08/2012 7:53:54 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

“They don’t get our votes ~ and that’s because they are SCUM, as are their followers ~ SCUM ~ you understand that?”

So, any of us that are going to vote for Mitt over the Marxist Obama are SCUM? Interesting that the Green party is collecting signatures for Goode.


8 posted on 08/08/2012 7:58:36 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Parley Baer
if you vote for either Obama or his spirit twin Romney you are scum. Yup ~

Best bet for you to save your immortal souls from eternal damnation is to get him to step down from this and let a real winner run the race.

9 posted on 08/08/2012 8:03:29 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Elect Romney to stop 0bama.......Elect conservatives to the House and Senate to stop Romney.

.-)


10 posted on 08/08/2012 8:09:27 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
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To: NoLibZone

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444246904577574084150508096.html
“At issue are “similarities in handwriting” for different signatures on the petitions... “
Even the Dem on the Board voted for an investigation.

But the Green Party and Dems will have the cabdidates they want on Virginia’s ballot. Goode has over 8,000 of the sigs he needs... and Obama is already on the ballot.


12 posted on 08/08/2012 8:17:09 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

“Elect Romney to stop 0bama.......Elect conservatives to the House and Senate to stop Romney.”

That’s also my plan.


13 posted on 08/08/2012 8:27:58 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: muawiyah

“if you vote for either Obama or his spirit twin Romney you are scum. Yup ~”

I will be nice and just say that you have an “interesting” outlook on things. Every time I try to start a dialog with with the anti-Romney crowd on this forum it turns into name calling right away along with threats made on me and trying to get me banned. Just an exercise in futility on my part. So I will just go about my business and vote for Mitt in November.


14 posted on 08/08/2012 8:33:13 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: muawiyah

You’re wound a little too tight this evening..


15 posted on 08/08/2012 8:50:51 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: NoLibZone
GOODE PROBE ...CANDIDATE UNAWARE WHO'S BEHIND IT!
16 posted on 08/08/2012 9:30:17 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: NoLibZone

Thank the Lord for Virgil Goode. My nose is still sore from pinching it last election to vote for McCain / Palin. At least I won't have to hold it while casting my vote this year.


17 posted on 08/08/2012 9:53:39 PM 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
Don't worry, if you're in one of the 14 states that has the “Peace and Freedom” Party on the ballot, you can vote for the Roseanne Barr/Cindy Sheehan ticket!
18 posted on 08/08/2012 10:09:00 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: muawiyah

I didn’t realize that you are God expressing the damnation of those who don’t agree with you. Interesting view point but that is pretty blasphemous all things considered.


19 posted on 08/08/2012 10:43:57 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: muawiyah

Where are the rest of your Freetards tonight? You goin’ solo? I don’t think you can handle it on your own...


20 posted on 08/08/2012 11:10:56 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

Just like they kept Newt and Santorum off the ballot in VA too. ;)


22 posted on 08/09/2012 1:51:25 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: NoLibZone

I predict Goode will cost Mitt the election right there in Virginia. Obama will then be emporer for life. America......1776 - 2012 RIP.


23 posted on 08/09/2012 3:14:13 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: MachIV
Let me make a prediction for you ~ a bit different ~ but it's like this ~ Romney's Virginia toadies will be excluded from Conservative politics in the future.

That's because they are just a bunch of cheating, lieing, no good for nothing, no account, nasty Democrats who do not know how to be honest.

24 posted on 08/09/2012 4:45:56 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Nifster

Hmm, another Mittbot who imagines he knows the right god ~ yeah, we got your god right here ~ and he’s the wrong one.


25 posted on 08/09/2012 4:48:58 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Parley Baer

Actually none of the Mittbots can engage in a conversation ~ that might be your first problem. Frankly, we don’t want to talk about how great you think your little tin false god is. Hope you know that.


26 posted on 08/09/2012 4:50:53 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Parley Baer

you vote for either or both ~ and a lot of Democrats know how to vote for both ~ you are dooming your country.


27 posted on 08/09/2012 4:53:35 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Parley Baer

Virgil Goode could not get re-elected in his own district, but somehow that makes his running for PRESIDENT a good idea? ridiculous. I was happy to hear Mark Levin decrying the third party lunacy the other day.


28 posted on 08/09/2012 4:56:33 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Please take your facts elsewhere, you MittBot duty-head with the soul condemned to eternal hellfire for not voting Virg! Us here real conservatives don’t need “facts” when we have mirrors to remind us who’s the purest of them all.


29 posted on 08/09/2012 5:07:23 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa (Vote for Goode, end up with evil, pat self on back repeatedly)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

real life Mitt-Haters sound so loony, half the time i can’t even tell when someone is attempting to parody them, because no matter how outrageous the parody it doesn’t even approximate their real rants. I do wonder how they deal with Mark Levin decrying them, though, since he can hardly be held up as a GOPe/Mittbot type.


30 posted on 08/09/2012 5:12:25 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Ha - good point. It's like the classic old problem of trying to parody the National Inquirer - it's just plain difficult to be act stupider than the real thing. Trying to out-do all these clowns with their pretend pride is like coming up with a character even dopier than Bat Boy.


31 posted on 08/09/2012 5:20:50 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa (Vote for Goode, end up with evil, pat self on back repeatedly)
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To: NoLibZone

Goode has a following in Virginia. If he gets on the ballot and gets enough votes to hand the state to Obama, that would be a disaster. There could be ACORN types trying to facilitate in their usual ways.


32 posted on 08/09/2012 7:26:57 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: NoLibZone

With one vote you can cast a ballot for

An ex-Democrat
An ex-Republican
AND a Constitution Party candidate.

It’s like a box of chocolates, you have no idea what you’ll get!


33 posted on 08/09/2012 8:24:14 AM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: NoLibZone; muawiyah; MestaMachine; Emperor Palpatine; Republican Wildcat; musicman; Parley Baer; ...
I posted this on another thread but thought I'd post it here to see if I could get some Pro-Goode people to explain it to me.

Why does this guy flipping around through all the parties make him the "solid conservative" in the race?

Virginia's 5th congressional district: Results 1996–2008[49]
Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct
1996 Virgil H. Goode, Jr. 120,323 61% George C. Landrith III 70,869 36% George R. "Tex" Wood Virginia Reform 6,627 3% *
1998 Virgil H. Goode, Jr. 73,097 99% (no candidate) Write-ins 785 1%
2000 John W. Boyd, Jr. 65,387 31% (no candidate) Virgil H. Goode, Jr. Independent 143,312 67% *
2002 Meredith M. Richards 54,805 36% Virgil H. Goode, Jr. 95,360 63% Write-ins 68 1%
2004 Al C. Weed II 98,237 36% Virgil H. Goode, Jr. 172,431 64% Write-ins 90 1%
2006 Al C. Weed II 84,682 40% Virgil H. Goode, Jr. 125,370 59% Joseph P. Oddo Independent Green 1,928 1% *
2008 Tom Perriello 158,810 50.1% Virgil H. Goode, Jr. 158,083 49.9% *

Why isn't the first take that this guy is just another perpetual politician?

34 posted on 08/20/2012 11:50:14 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine
Hmm ~ not really a good question. Why don't you get Romney to tell us why he keeps on running and running and running and never gets above 50% in a seriously contested election.

Now that's gotta' take some deep obsesiveness or something.

Or his buddy Obama ~ he's actually signed up with some kind of commie party thing in Chicago while the Democrats were considering running him as one of them. Now that's just nuts.

You get some answers out of the big two I think the little guys in the race will turn out to be far more reasonable!

Now, about checking on Virgil's nominating petitions, I know little about the people who got them together but we do have a crowd in Virginia who think it's important to check them thoroughly UNLESS it's their candidate!

35 posted on 08/20/2012 12:02:54 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: sam_paine

Don’t care. I’m still not voting for that liberal lying bottom feeder Romney.

You can have every last bit of the credit for him.


36 posted on 08/20/2012 12:04:26 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: sam_paine

Well, I’m waiting for their explaination of the inexplicable also. The fact is that Goode is NOT a “solid conservative” but is merely an opportunist who apparently feels a NEED to be on the ballot.


37 posted on 08/20/2012 12:12:49 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: muawiyah

“Hmm ~ not really a good question.....”
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This is known in the Obama camp as “evading the question” and they are quite praticed at it.


38 posted on 08/20/2012 12:15:49 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides
I don't practice at it ~ it's a life's experience of some utility. But Virgil is over there in SW and they do their stuff. Did you know that over in the Tri-Cities area the MAJORITY of the population are redheads and maybe 35% are actually named Alexander, and EVERYBODY is an Alexander cousin!

Virgil doesn't quite live there, but you ask questions like that around that part of the world you would be considered impolite ~

BTW, these are the guys who always look like they are "seething underneath" ~ otherwise, great folks, salt of the earth ~

39 posted on 08/20/2012 12:43:36 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: sam_paine

precisely....but some people will take a pig in the poke


40 posted on 08/20/2012 12:50:20 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Gabrial

“With one vote you can cast a ballot for

An ex-Democrat
An ex-Republican
AND a Constitution Party candidate.

It’s like a box of chocolates, you have no idea what you’ll get!”
*************************************************************
Nicely put. I know what we’ll get in the future:

An ex-Democrat
An ex-Republican
An EX-CONSTITUTION PARTY
AND a fill-in-the-blank minor party candidate.

Please Lord, spare me these needful morons and their supporters.


41 posted on 08/20/2012 12:59:59 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: cripplecreek
Don’t care. I’m still not voting for that liberal lying bottom feeder Romney.

It's ok crip. We know you have a secret desire to git some of Obama's stash. You're afraid Romney and Ryan might make you put down your Krispi Cremes and get off your government-bought Hoveround and go to work!

42 posted on 08/20/2012 1:15:33 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine

I think you need a napkin to wipe that little dribble of Mitt off your chin.


43 posted on 08/20/2012 1:36:14 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: sam_paine; All

Is party affiliation the sole measure of a man's conservatism? I prefer to discern by the history of the man's words and actions. You've asked a fair question, and I'll be happy to provide a fair answer. But I warn you, once you dig into and truly do the research as to where Virgil Goode stands on the issues, you will discover that you like him a lot. You might even find, as I did, that you overwhelmingly prefer him. Read on :

Virgil Goode on the Issues


These are just highlights. Follow the link and the links therein to get a fuller picture.

Your question is how can this guy be a solid conservative if he's not a reliable Republican Party guy. Your question should be how did the Republican Party slide so far away from its platform so as to have a man like Romney at the helm when a man like Goode was ready, willing, able, and more representative.

The current Republican "leader" is a pro-abortion, pro-guncontrol, pro-gay-marriage, pro-gay-adoption, pro-stimulus, pro-bailout, pro-healthcare-rationing, pro-amnesty, pro-spending-mandate candidate. Virgil Goode is solidly opposed to all of these. In my opinion, the only thing keeping the republican electorate from abandoning the Republican Party en masse, is a fear of "losing" and a lack of exposure to genuine conservative candidates like Virgil Goode. I'm helping to fix the exposure issue ... the fear issue is on each of us must conquer on his own.

I hope I've answered your question.


44 posted on 08/20/2012 1:51:10 PM 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: House Atreides

I should have ping'd you to post 44. Your "fact" does not stand in face of the evidence.


45 posted on 08/20/2012 1:54:51 PM 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: so_real
Your question is how can this guy be a solid conservative if he's not a reliable Republican Party guy.

That was not my question at all.

I asked:

Why does this guy flipping around through all the parties make him the "solid conservative" in the race?

I see a pattern where he ran as a Democrat when a Democrat was President and he ran as a Republican when republican was president, and the transitions in 2000 and 2008 are messy.

Obviously all Republicans are not conservatives.

But what is it about a "strong conservative" that makes him run as a Democrat two years after the 1994 conservative revolution?

46 posted on 08/20/2012 2:04:00 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine

   Why does this guy flipping around through all the parties make him the "solid conservative" in the race?

Flipping around through all the parties does *not* make him the "solid conservative" in the race; his voting record and stance on the issues make him the "solid conservative" in the race.

   But what is it about a "strong conservative" that makes him run as a Democrat two years after the 1994 conservative revolution?

You'd have consult Goode himself for clues as to the local political environment that drove those decisions. Looking at Romney's record, I could ask why he ran as a Republican in his state when clearly his positions are more inline with the Democrat platform. It was a choice he made, and a successful one at that. I'm from Wisconsin. In our recent recall election, six republicans ran as democrats in the primaries. Does that really have anything to do with how conservative they were or were not? Not in the least.

I discern a man from his words and actions, not the letter that follows his name on the ballot. It's a far more successful measurement of "solid conservative" when looking for one.


47 posted on 08/20/2012 2:18:12 PM 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: so_real
I discern a man from his words and actions, not the letter that follows his name on the ballot. It's a far more successful measurement of "solid conservative" when looking for one.

WTH does supporting the Equal Rights Amendement do to make me think this guy loves conservatism?

And whether it's Obama or Goode, something concerns me about a guy who graduates from law school and goes straight into politics for two decades and then doesn't seem to know how to do anything else.

At least Romney worked outside of politics for a few years.

48 posted on 08/20/2012 4:10:47 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: so_real

BTW, I appreciate you actually taking the time to answer in reasonable terms.

I understand your perspective of support for a guy who you know more about than I do.

But I also think you could help your case by eliminating the attack on the credibility of “republicans who are just afraid of losing.”

There is also the possibility that some of us recognize that there are only highly flawed people who run for office and our job is to pick the least offensive candidate. And when I learn about someone like Goode who has a very small but rabid following, I think of how great Herman Cain or Christine O’Donnell seemed at first.


49 posted on 08/20/2012 4:20:07 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine

   BTW, I appreciate you actually taking the time to answer in reasonable terms.

You are very welcome. It seemed a sincere question and deserved a sincere answer.

   But I also think you could help your case by eliminating the attack on the credibility of “republicans who are just afraid of losing.”

Understood. In my defense, "fear" -- being a profound motivator in human nature -- is most certainly in play. It is expressed daily on FR as many here have indicated their support for Romney is based solely upon their fear of Obama. They will not support a third-party candidate due to the fear of losing, which gives Obama a second term. Though harsh, I think that's accurate.

   There is also the possibility that some of us recognize that there are only highly flawed people who run for office and our job is to pick the least offensive candidate.

That is reasonable. Perhaps I even fall into that camp. I did the homework, reviewed the options, and discerned rather quickly that Virgil Goode is by far the "least offensive candidate" on the ballot. I suspect just about every conservative that takes the time to compare Goode to Obama and Romney on an issue-by-issue basis comes to the same conclusion, probably more quickly than I did.

Often times this is followed by the statement "but he can't win". And for as long as we continue to fail the best candidate available with our vote, that is most certainly true. Which means we will perpetually deny ourselves a candidate of Goode's caliber. And, that won't change until we do.


50 posted on 08/20/2012 6:10:37 PM 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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