Well, Goode was elected as a Democrat and served two terms as a Democrat before turning independent and finally running as a Republican. Sounds to me like a pragmatist, better known as an opportunist.
And that Romney was to the left of Ted Kennedy, before he became severely conservative during the Repub primaries. Definitely not an opportunist!
Goode was always a conservative and kept getting in trouble for it.
He lost democrat support when he voted to impeach Clinton.
He lost Republican support when he refused to support TARP.
His voting record has a higher conservative rating AS A DEMOCRAT than all but a handful of republicans.
As a republican his voting record was unimpeachable.
He has never wavered on support for pro-life.
Compared with Radical Liberal Romney, Virgil Goode is Ronald Reagan.
>Sounds to me like a pragmatist, better known as an opportunist.<
Sorry to disagree, but he finally joined the GOP because they approached him and kept after him. Those of us in his district know the guy and I assure you, he’s far more conservative than the average GOP politician.
I never thought I’d say this, but although I admire and trust Congressman Goode, I am leaning very strongly toward voting for you-know-who, because we simply cannot risk our commonwealth going to the Dems this year, NOT because I don’t support and admire Virgil. IF he had more than a snowball’s chance, he’d make a great POTUS.