Skip to comments.Constitution Party to run Virgil Goode for president
Posted on 04/22/2012 8:27:52 PM PDT by Mozilla
Former U.S. Rep. Virgil Goode of Rocky Mount secured the Constitution Party's nomination for president at the party's convention Saturday in Nashville, Tenn.
Goode was one of six candidates vying for the spot. He won on the first round of balloting with 203 votes, with 202 votes needed to receive the nomination.
Goode served 24 years in the Virginia Senate making headlines when he helped parlay a power-sharing agreement between Democrats and Republicans after the 1995 elections left it evenly split. He was elected to Congress in 1996, succeeding L.F. Payne. Goode left the Democratic Party to become an independent before the 2000 election and then joined the Republican Party ahead of the 2002 election. Goode was unseated in 2008 by Democrat Tom Perriello.
Goode is the first presidential nominee for the Constitution Party to hold a federally elected office, said Mitch Turner, chairman of the Constitution Party of Virginia. Goode said he plans to attract voters such as Democrats who are dissatisfied with President Barack Obama and Republicans who don't align with presumptive nominee Mitt Romney's policy positions.
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Any particular one in mind?
I meant Constitution Party but wrote Conservative Party, which is exactly what we need. LOL.
I don’t play the foolish lesser of two evils game. I don’t support evil, period.
And make no mistake, Obama and Romney are both evil men.
But if I was that foolish I would have to say that between Romney and Obama, Obama is the lesser evil, for the simple reason that a wolf in wolve’s clothing is far less dangerous to the sheep than a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
So, of course, I choose neither of them.
Unfortunately the Constitution Party represents that segment of the right (the "palaeocons") who are on the wrong side.
It's hard to believe the CP would nominate such a person. They rejected Alan Keyes four years ago because he was pro-Israel.
This is all a waste of time. The smart conservatives are taking over their local republican clubs and state parties. Eventually the national leadership.
These third party nobodies only feed obama and helping obama win is the real abandonment of republican principles.
Contrary to what you think, I am most certainly NOT fooling myself.
I repeat what I have previously stated on this thread: I respect your free choice...though I believe it to be a grave mistake.
May God richly bless you and yours.
“...helping obama win is the real abandonment of republican principles.”
Now THAT is common sense!
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Republican Party establishment has withstood the tea-party revolution.
The tricorne-hat wearing, Gadsden-flag waving insurgents were nowhere near the Republican National Committee’s annual meeting of state chairman, which wrapped up at a posh resort here Saturday afternoon.
“The GOP-e regards the Tea Party as little more than an annoyance to be ignored until election time.”
The GOP is trying to corrupt the candidates who won in 2020. They declared war on us.
Bill Kristol on the Tea Party: “It’s an infantile form of conservatism.”
John Feehery, a lobbyist who was once a senior House aide I think to Denny Hastert, is also quoted. “The thing I get a kick out of is these Tea Party people calling me a RINO. No, guys, I’ve been a Republican all along. You go off on your own little world and then come back and say it’s your party. Well, this ain’t your party.”
Scott Reed, veteran strategist and lobbyist: “Yep, trying to, that’s the secret of politics: Trying to control a segment of people without those people recognizing you’re trying to control ‘em.”
Meant 2010 above....
Anyways, there is a quote which I can’t find at the moment where someone running the GOP said The first thing they would do to the tea party is corrupt it to conform to the republican wishes.
Thanks Eternal Vigilance. I remember walking past his office downtown Farmville, Va. I worked very hard for George Allen and Ollie North and could feel the tide changing and leaning towards a more conservative govt in our state. I was so proud that Ollie North did carry my county and that was quite a feat.
Sarah Terry was Chair of our county GOP and went to work for Goode. Shortly afterwards I was offered to chair the county (up from precinct chair) but after I hosted a fundraiser for Jim Miller (Reagan’s former asst budget dir.) We moved to MO.
I would need to know a lot more on Goode’s proposals before I could ever comment. Especially in regards to our defense. I know how Paul stands and if Goode shares his beliefs..well, I could never support it.
Thanks again for the info.
You can't assume if you haven't $upported him or voted for him. One needs to have the same Patriotic spirit as he has - fight FOR America and starve the maggots who oppose him and use America for their own advantage.
It's not rocket science to have seen that. So now he's an opponent of the very one who will bring back America's greatness.
His intentions are pure evil and probably has mitt backing like the other 'so called conservatives'.
Also, Goode helped to defeat Marshall Coleman, a good conservative by his support of Wilder. Wilder is pro choice and anti gun. NO to Goode!
Evil intentions wrapped in a little bit of good is meant to bring in those who can be deceived. He’s a mitt enabler as is RP - birds of a feather and they aren’t eagles.
Newt is the only one who has soared higher keeping his wings protecting our country/Our Constitution. He’s a DOER not a pie-in-the-sky talker.
So... is Newt going to jump out of the GOP and go indie? The GOP has for all intents and purposes decided on its nominee.
And how exactly is Virgil Goode a Mitt enabler?
BTTT. That's the sign of a committed conservative and not one who weakens at the first sign of fear - nothing Patriotic about them. With so much at stake what made them think evil would give them an easy ride? There would be no America if the original patriots succumbed to fear.
Go NEWT! America the beautiful needs you and anyone that opposes you are the ugly Americans.