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Polling FReepers: Will Virgil Goode Cost Romney the Election? (Vanity)
July 27, 2012 | pistolpackinpapa

Posted on 07/27/2012 7:31:14 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa

Anyone who visits this website, with any amount of frequency, has seen Posts and comments re: the candidacy of Virgil Goode for President on the Constitution Party ticket. I agree that the Constitution Party is AWESOME!!!! I wish they were a Major Party. After 2012, I'd love to see a movement, by Conservatives, to make that their "Party of choice". But, I don't see that happening before November 6, 2012. Now, my poll question for ALL FReepers is this:

Do you think that Virgil Goode will pull enough votes from Romney in the Battleground States such as FL, VA, OH, MI, WI and IA to cost Romney the Election?

I'm not wanting to start any brawls; I'm just curious. A "Yes" or "No" will be fine with a brief comment.

Thanks,

pistolpackinpapa


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Virginia; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: goode; goode2012; thirdparty; va2012
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One article recently said that Virgil Goode could be Romney's "undoing"; especially in Virginia.
1 posted on 07/27/2012 7:31:18 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa
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To: pistolpackinpapa

No.


2 posted on 07/27/2012 7:32:30 AM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

No, a bad economy will sink Obama, Goode or no Goode.


3 posted on 07/27/2012 7:33:03 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: pistolpackinpapa

No. But only if those people actually see Obama as much of a threat as they’ve been saying the past 4 years and not toss a vote to some nobody so they can feel good and “teach lessons”.


4 posted on 07/27/2012 7:33:49 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Even without Goode’s support measured, Romney is getting beaten rather soundly in Ohio and Wisconsin. Hard to say about the other states, but Romney has a major bit of work cut out for him.


5 posted on 07/27/2012 7:34:07 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

No


6 posted on 07/27/2012 7:34:15 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: ScottinVA

“Romney is getting beaten rather soundly in Ohio and Wisconsin.”

According to what polls?


7 posted on 07/27/2012 7:35:39 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: pistolpackinpapa
I don't care. Romney and the rotten decrepit GOP-E have already cost us the election.

Next for GOP leaders: Stopping Sarah Palin

Trent Lott on Tea Party candidates: ‘As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them’

8 posted on 07/27/2012 7:36:17 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

No, Mitt Romney will cost Mitt Romney the election.


9 posted on 07/27/2012 7:37:31 AM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: pistolpackinpapa

To be honest, I hope so.
The only way the GOP is going to quit offering socialist (or at least reach-across-the-aisle) types is if they lose every time... and even then it’s a crap throw (the GOT, as a party, seems determined not to learn).


10 posted on 07/27/2012 7:37:45 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

No. Not enough fools out there to vote for NutGoode.


11 posted on 07/27/2012 7:39:19 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: pistolpackinpapa; cripplecreek
Romney will win or lose on his own.

This will be depended on how well he can contrast himself from Ubama.

But seeing how liberal his record has been, that will be quite the challenge.

12 posted on 07/27/2012 7:40:18 AM PDT by KC_Lion (No more Grand Old Progressives! Vote Conservative-Libertarian-Tea Party!)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

No, but Romney could cost Romney the election.


13 posted on 07/27/2012 7:40:49 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Of course not. He is a trivial pretender, a wannabe of insignificant proportions.


14 posted on 07/27/2012 7:41:32 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: KC_Lion

Actually I kind of like the idea of taking the senate and watching them give Obama fits.


15 posted on 07/27/2012 7:42:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Romney is going to cost Romney the election. He doesn’t need any help.


16 posted on 07/27/2012 7:43:21 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: pistolpackinpapa

No. He won’t even pull Paul’s numbers, and Paul’s own totals will be relatively tiny.


17 posted on 07/27/2012 7:43:21 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa
Willard threw his lot with the homosexuals, abortionists, statists, stimulus-loving, gun-grabbing crowd. The GOP-e threw its lot with Willard.

Willard (and the GOP-e) calculated that the votes he would poach from the above crowd would more than make up for the votes he lost from Conservatives.

The question is not "will Goode cost Romney/GOP-e the election?", the questions is "will Romney/GOP-e cost Romney the election?"

They finally did it - fielded a candidate so liberal that many Conservatives have drawn the line. They sink or swim on their own merit now.
18 posted on 07/27/2012 7:44:08 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: pistolpackinpapa

A third party candidate is the choice of a vindictive, hopeless fool.


19 posted on 07/27/2012 7:45:36 AM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

IF Romney looses, it will be because the GOP-e did not listen and decided that the risk of pissing off the base and conservatives was not going to LOSE votes as much as gaining moderates and independents.

It was a clear calculation on their part. Any lose is squarely in their lap.


20 posted on 07/27/2012 7:47:46 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Ingtar

Bingo.


21 posted on 07/27/2012 7:49:30 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

If there is a great deal of voter fraud....it might.


22 posted on 07/27/2012 7:49:42 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. - Modified Descartes)
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To: Rockitz
A third party candidate is the choice of a vindictive, hopeless fool.

See post 18.

23 posted on 07/27/2012 7:50:00 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Yes, No....Maybe....


24 posted on 07/27/2012 7:51:57 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Not even a blip. Name recognition makes Ralph Nader look like a superstar. Just more attempt to tamp down the tsunami.


25 posted on 07/27/2012 7:54:55 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

The 1pct or 2pct he takes will be offset by the green party wacko


26 posted on 07/27/2012 7:54:56 AM PDT by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

It is possible. Romney’s liberal record makes his campaign rhetoric look like hypocrisy, which nobody likes.


27 posted on 07/27/2012 7:54:55 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

The people voting for Goode were never going to vote for Romney or Obama under any circumstance, hence it is a moot question. If theh didn’t vote for Goode, it wouldn’t help Romney.


28 posted on 07/27/2012 7:55:41 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

I have a rule. Never answer a stupid question. “Here’s your sign”.


29 posted on 07/27/2012 7:56:23 AM PDT by Pfesser (I miss President Reagan.)
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To: cripplecreek

Unfortunately Obama doesn’t need the House, Senate or Constitution. He does everything by EO’s and UN treaties.


30 posted on 07/27/2012 7:56:52 AM PDT by Boston Blackie
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To: pistolpackinpapa

No, this election is too dire to vote “Perot”

The Marxist must go - then we’ll deal with the RINO


31 posted on 07/27/2012 7:58:12 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Romney must hold onto his liberal base, but that makes it nearly impossible for him to compete for conservative votes.


32 posted on 07/27/2012 8:00:00 AM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: cripplecreek; All

Actually I kind of like the idea of taking the senate and watching them give Obama fits.
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That won’t happen cripplecreek. Most GOP dudes are spineless. Mitch McConnell has already said that repealing ObamaCare is not an easy task. John Boehner already said that the House WILL fund ObamaCare. They voted to hold Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress. Is he in jail? Nah; he’s partying with Obama and Valerie Jarrett and laughing at the impotent clowns who have no balls in the GOP. I wish Boehner and Cantor both would be defeated this November.


33 posted on 07/27/2012 8:00:34 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Ingtar

I was just going to say that! A truth that Republican’s just will not hear.


34 posted on 07/27/2012 8:00:39 AM PDT by Scarlet Pimpernel (And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?)
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To: pistolpackinpapa
No - I don't think Virgil Goode - longtime Democrat - turned Independent - turned Republican - turned Constitution Party - will end up being that much of a factor.

The Independent Green Party of Virginia, according to Ballot Access News, put the single most third party candidates on the ballot for US House in Virginia, since 1916! Janet Murphy one of the Indy Greens advocating for “More Trains, Less Traffic”. Indy Greens advocate for more rail jobs! Solar jobs! Wind jobs! Renewable energy jobs! Geothermal jobs! Janet Murphy joined Virgil Goode at Train Day in Manassas, Virginia. The Independent Green Party calls for high speed rail across Virginia, and nationwide to save lives, and create jobs. Build Rail Now!

http://howtoimprovelife.org/2012/07/23/janet_murphy_independent_green_party_and_virgil_goode_train_day_manassas/

35 posted on 07/27/2012 8:00:47 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Ingtar

Exactly


36 posted on 07/27/2012 8:01:04 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: Ingtar

I was just going to say that! A truth that Republicans just will not hear.


37 posted on 07/27/2012 8:01:28 AM PDT by Scarlet Pimpernel (And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?)
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To: WILLIALAL
Ohio and Wisconsin http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/oh/ohio_romney_vs_obama-1860.html

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/wi/wisconsin_romney_vs_obama-1871.html

38 posted on 07/27/2012 8:03:29 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

I predicted many times on FR that if Romney was the R nominee, the Tea Party would have a candidate on the ballot in most red states and Baraq would win with a Clintonian plurality.

That didn’t happen.
There’s no national Tea Party candidate, just some fringers.
I don’t see Goode having any effect outside of Virginia.

Third party candidates who got serious numbers of votes like Anderson and Perot were getting big publicity well before Labor Day.

I’d guess outside of FR and Virginia, Virgil is about as well known as I am.


39 posted on 07/27/2012 8:03:53 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: taxcontrol; All

I’m not an “Establishment” guy by any means, but WE, the Conservatives are to blame for Romney being the GOP nominee. We ran 7 Conservatives who destroyed each other and Romney cake-walked to the nomination; just like McCain did in ‘08. When will we learn to unite behind one candidate early in the process? But then, it won’t happen because they’re all egomaniacs with visions of grandeur and will stay in the Primary process until the very last Conservative is DOA.


40 posted on 07/27/2012 8:04:50 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: cripplecreek
Actually I kind of like the idea of taking the senate and watching them give Obama fits.

You're relying on Mitch McConnell to block Obama's ultra-Left appointments to the Supreme Court when Kennedy, Ginsburg, and Scalia die or retire? Good luck with that.

Our only hope of retaining some form of jurisprudence and government that respects freedom is to crush Obama and the Left in this election.

41 posted on 07/27/2012 8:07:13 AM PDT by TonyInOhio ("If we want to get rid of Obamacare, we're going to have to replace President Obama.")
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To: Pfesser

I guess I’m in a state-of-stupid this morning, but, I don’t understand your Post #29.


42 posted on 07/27/2012 8:07:40 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: italianquaker
The 1pct or 2pct he takes will be offset by the green party wacko

Ironic you should say that...

Virgil Goode: More Trains, Less Traffic

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

43 posted on 07/27/2012 8:11:28 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: pistolpackinpapa

I think Mitt Romney is going to cost Virgil Goode the election.


44 posted on 07/27/2012 8:11:28 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: italianquaker
The 1pct or 2pct he takes will be offset by the green party wacko

Ironic you should say that...

Virgil Goode: More Trains, Less Traffic

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

45 posted on 07/27/2012 8:11:41 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: ScottinVA

Well, the numbers don’t look good for Romney right now in OH and WI. But, we will deserve what we get on Nov. 6th. Let the good times roll baby.


46 posted on 07/27/2012 8:13:21 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Virgil Goode,,,, Virgil Goode....
Now that’s certainly a name recognizable enough to get maybe 4 of the “gravel brain” party votes!

Personally, I bet my best dog Tucker would do better.

Anyone that does not recognize the patriotic need to vote for the one candidate that has a realistic chance to replace nobama and dire consequence if nobmama gets reelected, needs o seriously tthink about the old hippy days saying of America, Love it or leave it”.


47 posted on 07/27/2012 8:13:21 AM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

No. But he could hurt us in VA.


48 posted on 07/27/2012 8:17:34 AM PDT by pgkdan (ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

I do believe Goode will cause Romney to choke in Virginia. The race is supposedly 50/50 and since Goode is from a conservative district in Virginia, votes that Romney must get, it’s a real probability.


49 posted on 07/27/2012 8:18:39 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Here’s the history of a typical anti Romney poster on Free Repbulic:

I’m supporting Michelle Bachman
What! Bachman supports Romney! She’s a rhino

I’m supporting Newt Gingrich.
What Gingrich supports Romney! He’s certainly a rhino

I’m supporting Cain.
What Cain supports Romney! He’s a rhino, too.

I’m support Santorum.
What Santorum supports Romney. He must have fallen, too

At least I have Palin.
What Palin says that she’ll support the republican candidate! She’s wacky.

At least we have Limbaugh. . . .don’t we?

Those stupid Romney supporters. They are out to destroy the country. (sarcasm).


50 posted on 07/27/2012 8:19:21 AM PDT by Justice4awe
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