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Former 6 Term Congressman Virgil Goode has been declared Constitution Party Presidential Candidate
Constitution Party ^ | April 21, 2012 | Steelers6

Posted on 04/21/2012 12:21:09 PM PDT by Steelers6

Virgil Goode giving his acceptance speech now at the convention. Thanking the other candidates for all their hard work running in this race and those in our national party that have worked hard over the years for our party.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: candidate; constitution; goode; nashville; notmitt; virgil; virgilgoode; virginia
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To: faucetman

LOL scrolling past all that on my little Kindle Fire was an epic feat!


51 posted on 04/21/2012 3:12:53 PM PDT by Nickname
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To: cripplecreek
Romney is going to be crushed like a bug

Maybe, maybe not.....

52 posted on 04/21/2012 3:16:15 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Would I like to be young again? No, I worked too hard to get here, I don't want to do it again)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Hitler Finds Out Romney is the Republican Nominee
53 posted on 04/21/2012 3:18:18 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: buridan

arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

kinda funny, tho ;)


54 posted on 04/21/2012 3:22:02 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Hot Tabasco
So how did THAT third party work out for ya?

Perot was shafted by the RNC machine. Otherwise, he was a viable candidate.

55 posted on 04/21/2012 3:41:41 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Money cannot buy happiness, but it's more comfortable to cry in a Mercedes than on a bicycle.)
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To: COBOL2Java
Well, if Romney is the GOP candidate, at least there will be a conservative choice in November.

That's a joke......right???

56 posted on 04/21/2012 3:46:20 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Steelers6

Thank God. I can vote in the General afterall.


57 posted on 04/21/2012 3:56:36 PM PDT by napscoordinator (VOTE FOR NEWT!!!!)
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To: Sarajevo
Perot was shafted by the RNC machine. Otherwise, he was a viable candidate.

A 43.01% vote that elects Clinton is all I need to know about Perot or any other third party candidate for that matter........

Guess ol' Ross certainly stuck it to the GOP didn't he? Kinda makes you wonder if he was in the race for self promotion or for love of country doesn't it?

Given the fact that he knew damn well he had no chance of winning, I'd say he was in it for the publicity........which he certainly got.

58 posted on 04/21/2012 3:58:54 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Would I like to be young again? No, I worked too hard to get here, I don't want to do it again)
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To: Hot Tabasco

If Romney is the nominee, I don’t care if he loses.


59 posted on 04/21/2012 4:02:50 PM PDT by napscoordinator (VOTE FOR NEWT!!!!)
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To: SoConPubbie
I believe Virgil Goode was one of only about five House Democrats to vote for the Articles of Impeachment against President Clinton...
60 posted on 04/21/2012 4:15:57 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: Steelers6

I will definitely vote for Goode over Romney or Obama.

He is without doubt the most conservative candidate: pro small government, pro-God, pro-life, pro-gun, pro-natural marriage and family, etc.

I saw his website, and he clearly would have been among the most conservative candidates, perhaps the most conservative candidate, had he been in the GOP-E Romney Beauty Pageant.


61 posted on 04/21/2012 4:46:02 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: xzins
I'm with you. If it's Obamney vs Robama I'm voting FOR the only Conservative in this race which is Goode.

Don't vote for the lesser of two evils. Vote for Goode! - hey this could be my new tagline.

62 posted on 04/21/2012 4:48:24 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: Hot Tabasco; Steelers6

If Clinton got 43% of the vote, then that left 57% out there someplace. George W Bush was NOT able to get it.

I’d blame that on GW raising taxes and being go-along-to-get-along on everything else.

The truth is that every poll in the last number of years has said America is approx. 40% conservative, 35% moderate, and 25% liberal. That means a UNION OF CONSERVATIVES could win the election.

Vote Conservative: Cast a vote for Goode and not for the lesser of two evils.

Goode or evil, my friend!


63 posted on 04/21/2012 5:01:53 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: catfish1957
That's a joke......right???

Yeah, it's a joke. Go back into your bubble.

64 posted on 04/21/2012 5:19:39 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: xzins
If Clinton got 43% of the vote, then that left 57% out there someplace. George W Bush was NOT able to get it.

See post #43 again....

Bush got 37.4% of the votes

ROSS PEROT GOT 18.9% OF THE VOTES VIA THE THIRD PARTY fools...and the little big eared, egomaniac prick laughed all the way to the bank.

"I'm all ears Larry..."

65 posted on 04/21/2012 5:28:13 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Would I like to be young again? No, I worked too hard to get here, I don't want to do it again)
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To: Hot Tabasco
ROSS PEROT GOT 18.9% OF THE VOTES VIA THE THIRD PARTY fools...

Then, please, go vote for Romney.

66 posted on 04/21/2012 5:33:02 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I just can’t bring myself to support Romney. I’ll consider it with the right VP choice and if there’s significant and sincere outreach to cultural conservatives/pro life agenda. So far I’ve seen nothing of that. I live in Californicrapper, so this state is locked up for Barry O anyway.


67 posted on 04/21/2012 5:43:26 PM PDT by CountryClassSF
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To: CountryClassSF

You can and you will vote for Romney on Nov. 6. You have to; it’s mandatory for Republicans. Barbara says to. So does GHWB. George W., Jebbie, Bob Dole, only Laura is waiting on the sidelines.


68 posted on 04/21/2012 7:17:38 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: Steelers6

I will vote for him.


69 posted on 04/21/2012 7:50:38 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Theodore R.

Haha oh yes, all those staunch conservative victorious saviors of the GOP!


70 posted on 04/21/2012 9:53:14 PM PDT by CountryClassSF
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To: Hot Tabasco

Let me see...there was 57% of the electorate out there that didn’t want Clinton and Bush couldn’t get them. What’s that tell you about Bush?


71 posted on 04/21/2012 10:51:31 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: precisionshootist
"No offense guys but, seriously?"

Read the Constitution Party's platform and then look who the Republicans appear ready to nomninate. The choice is clear.

Unless Republicans change course, I'll be voting Constitution party.

72 posted on 04/22/2012 8:36:20 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: buridan

:-D


73 posted on 04/22/2012 8:47:46 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; GOPsterinMA; Dengar01; PhilCollins; ...

Goode won on the first ballot, barley. Meaning 49% of the delegates voted against their only candidate with any semblance of name recognition let alone a record in office or any remote qualification to be President.

Must be a smart bunch.

On second thought maybe they couldn’t stomach that he used to be a democrat and supporter of Doug Wilder. If your party is gonna be pure it may as well be PURE, no? Half of the libertarian party hated Bob Barr.


74 posted on 04/22/2012 9:08:14 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: fella
"What is the Constitution Party? And what do they stand for and against? " "http://www.constitutionparty.com/party_platform.php"

There are things I like in their platform as well as...


75 posted on 04/22/2012 9:28:33 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Steelers6

Virgil Goode on the Issues


76 posted on 04/22/2012 9:38:16 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN
Virgil Goode appears to differ from the official Constitutional Party platform on social security and welfare. Which is good, because the party platform needs to be rethought.

Virgil Goode on Social Security...
"Social Security must be preserved for senior citizens and the disabled. Social Security and Medicare are lifesavers for millions of Americans. Millions have paid and are paying from their paychecks into the Social Security and Medicare Funds. The President and Congress should save Social Security and Medicare for those who have paid and are paying."

Constitution Party Platform....
"Social Security is a form of individual welfare not authorized in the Constitution." "The Constitution grants no authority to the federal government to administrate a Social Security system. The Constitution Party advocates phasing out the entire Social Security program, while continuing to meet the obligations already incurred under the system. Until the current Social Security system can be responsibly phased out, we propose that:"

77 posted on 04/22/2012 9:45:25 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Steelers6

I think I have a presidential candidate now—and his name is Virgil Goode.


78 posted on 04/22/2012 9:47:03 AM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: DannyTN

Why is this silent about wars that have not been Constitutionally formally declared by Congress? This seems fundamental. The omission is glaring and subverts their message. Continuing the war and job-exporting policies of Republican and Democrats makes them no different than Romney and Obama.


79 posted on 04/22/2012 9:47:15 AM PDT by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Steelers6
Virgil Goode on Facebook
80 posted on 04/22/2012 9:53:44 AM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: Impy

Short of the GOP booting the Socialist Willard, I’m going Goode.


81 posted on 04/22/2012 10:52:59 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Impy

Goode should have gotten that realtor’s license.


82 posted on 04/22/2012 11:56:34 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: ex-snook
My posts was just excerpts out of their platform. It wasn't there entire platform.

They are indeed against unconstitutional wars.

"We condemn the presidential assumption of authority to deploy American troops into combat without a declaration of war by Congress, pursuant to Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution."

However, I see things differently than you probably do.

Bush had congressional approval to use force on Iraq. Something Ron Paul and the Liberatarians refused to recognize, because although congress approved the use of force they didn't use the magic words "Declare War On".

Obama did not have congressional approval to use force on Libya, because the only standing authority was to use force in the event of an imminent threat to the U.S. and Libya wasn't in any way an imminent threat.

83 posted on 04/22/2012 12:21:31 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Steelers6

If Romney seals the Republican nomination, I’m voting for Virgil Goode and I think we need to do all we can to promote him. This is not a “wasted vote” or a rebellion, but a vote based on principle. When I vote I stand before God, my family and my country. How other people vote should not be the basis for my constitutional right to vote.

Go Virgil!


84 posted on 04/22/2012 12:35:02 PM PDT by koinonia
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To: DannyTN

Thanks for the reply. But really there is no excuse for not using the ‘magic words’. UN resolutions does not cut it for me nor does a Constitutional work-around of ‘serious consequences’. Unite the nation ask congress for a formal declaration of war. Why not?


85 posted on 04/22/2012 12:43:55 PM PDT by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: DannyTN

“No offense guys but, seriously?”

Read the Constitution Party’s platform and then look who the Republicans appear ready to nomninate. The choice is clear.

Unless Republicans change course, I’ll be voting Constitution party.


Well I feel your pain but the reality is it’s going to be either Romney or Obama and the country may not survive another 4 years of Obama.


86 posted on 04/22/2012 5:40:36 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: Impy

Will you vote for Goode, if he’s on the Illinois ballot? I voted for four Constitution Party candidates, within the past eight years, but I think that, this year, IL will be a swing state. I hope that all IL voters, who dislike Obama, will vote for the republican nominee.

I hope that Goode will get at least 0.23% of the vote. That would be 50% more than Chuck Baldwin’s 2008 percentage.


87 posted on 04/23/2012 5:02:15 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: precisionshootist
"Well I feel your pain but the reality is it’s going to be either Romney or Obama and the country may not survive another 4 years of Obama."

That's a risk. But congress has already become contentious with Obama. For example, his budget got 0 votes. Congress won't be that way with Romney.

I figure that a vote now for a third party will signal to the Republicans that they can't win without conservatives. And will make that third party more viable for the next election.

88 posted on 04/23/2012 8:14:33 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: PhilCollins
Will you vote for Goode, if he’s on the Illinois ballot?

Me? No, I want Obama gone even if his replacement is crap. And while Goode is certainly more conservative than Romney I don't much care for him either.

89 posted on 04/24/2012 11:38:12 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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