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  • White House nightmare: Eligibility case still alive (Judges still haven't decided...)

    01/02/2014 10:50:13 PM PST · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    WND ^ | January 02, 2014 | Bob Unruh
    Filed on appeal almost a year ago, a legal challenge against Barack Obama remains lurking in the hallways and offices of the Alabama Supreme Court, where at least two justices already have indicated an interest in the radioactive issue of Obama’s constitutional eligibility to serve as president. Court officials confirmed to WND today that the case brought by attorney Larry Klayman, who founded Freedom Watch, and most recently hit the headlines for a successful fight against Obama’s program run by the National Security Agency to spy on Americans, remains on the docket. It’s been fully briefed, but the justices haven’t...
  • Reverse statism: A reality check for voters considering third party

    10/27/2012 4:03:01 PM PDT · by SincerelyAmanda · 47 replies
    The Washington Times Communities ^ | October 26, 2012 | Amanda Read
    If you think an election that can't be won with your ideal candidate is an election not worth winning at all, think again.
  • Larry King to moderate third-party debate

    10/18/2012 11:07:59 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    AP via CBS News ^ | October 17, 2012
    Larry King, the celebrated talk show host accustomed to A-list interview guests, has agreed to moderate a debate featuring a squad of minor-party presidential candidates.
  • Virgil Goode will stay on Va. ballot after Cuccinelli finishes probe

    09/27/2012 9:20:56 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sep 21 2012 | Ben Pershing
    Former congressman Virgil Goode Jr. will remain on Virginia’s presidential ballot after state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II concluded an investigation into fraud allegations leveled at Goode by the state Republican Party. Cuccinelli found, according to a news release from his office, that “while there may have been certain irregularities, nothing he examined would prevent Goode from being certified for the Virginia ballot in the upcoming November presidential election.” Goode represented southwest Virginia in the state Senate and then in Congress for a combined 36 years, as a Democrat, an Independent and then a Republican. Now he is running for...
  • How Mitt Romney May Lose the Election [News from Virginia]

    09/11/2012 9:47:46 AM PDT · by Moseley · 70 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | September 11, 2012 | Jonathon Moseley
    On September 4, 2012, Mitt Romney may have lost Virginia and the Presidential election. But Republicans could still win easily. This election will turn on two questions Bill Clinton is pounding on: Who caused the disastrous economic collapse in 2007 and 2008? Will putting a Republican back in the White House give us another economic crash? Republican strategists and consultants have been running away from these questions. Bill Clinton passionately blamed Republicans at the Democrat National Convention. Republicans are aiming for “just enough to squeak by.” But “good enough” is almost never good enough. Now on September 4, Virgil Goode...
  • The Nader Effect In Play After Virginia's Decision [Obama Godsend?]

    09/04/2012 9:37:06 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 63 replies
    YahooNews ^ | September 04, 2012
    The Nader Effect In Play After Virginia's Decision By Scott Bomboy A decision in Virginia to allow Virgil Goode on the presidential ballot could shake up the national election. And Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson has now come into the spoiler picture. For the past few weeks, Goode, the Constitutional party presidential candidate, and Johnson have been afterthoughts in the national presidential campaign involving President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. But Goode won the right on Tuesday to appear on the Virginia ballot, in a move that could hurt Romney’s chances of taking the key swing state in November. And now...
  • Virgil Goode to remain on Va. presidential ballot

    09/04/2012 7:33:15 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 187 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/04/2012 | Jill Gregorie
    AP photoVirginia’s Board of Elections will allow Virgil Goode to appear as a presidential candidate on state ballots in November, despite Republican efforts to block his candidacy, the Washington Post reports.Goode is the Constitution Party’s presidential nominee. He represented Virginia’s 5th Congressional District from 1997 to 2009. He was initially elected as a Democrat before becoming an independent and then a Republican. Goode lost his seat to Democrat Tom Perriello in 2008.<snip> Goode’s presidential candidacy has the potential to impact the outcome in Virginia, a swing state where Republican candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are locked in a...
  • Former Rep. Virgil Goode hands in 20,000 signatures to make Virginia presidential ballot

    08/25/2012 1:53:32 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 89 replies ^ | August 23, 2012 | Steve Contorno
    Former Virginia Congressman Virgil Goode has turned in 20,500 signatures in his quest to make the presidential ballot in his home state, an effort that could potentially derail Republican Mitt Romney's presidential aspirations in a critical battleground state. At least 10,000 valid signatures are due Friday at noon to the State Board of Elections to make the ballot. Election officials will next send the petitions to local registrars to verify the signatures. Goode said he is optimistic he'll qualify, but just this week, the Constitution Party was forced to back out of the presidential race in Pennsylvania after the Republican...
  • VA: Virginia’s Virgil Goode says Romney leading GOP ‘over a cliff’

    08/25/2012 1:44:56 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 13 replies ^ | August 20, 2012 | By Kenric Ward
    FREDERICKSBURG — Racing against a Friday deadline to collect enough signatures to make the Virginia ballot, Constitution Party presidential candidate Virgil Goode says Mitt Romney is “leading Republicans over a cliff.” Constitution Party presidential candidate and Virginia native Virgil Goode could spoil Mitt Romney’s party in the Old Dominion. Goode, a former six-term GOP congressman from Southside Richmond, told Virginia Watchdog in an exclusive interview he is “cautiously optimistic” about qualifying for the November ballot. The state requires 10,000 signatures from registered voters. Goode says his campaign has submitted nearly 20,000 signatures while going for more to ensure he has...
  • Constitution Party abandons bid for Pa. ballot

    08/21/2012 4:56:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Constitution Party has abandoned its bid to get its presidential ticket on Pennsylvania's election ballot. James Clymer, the longtime chairman of the state Constitution Party and the national party's 2012 candidate for vice president, said Tuesday that the party agreed to withdraw its petition amid a court challenge backed by the state Republican Party. Clymer acknowledged that many of the thousands of signatures were invalidated during two days of review...
  • 10,000 Dead Virginia Voters

    08/10/2012 4:17:36 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8-10-2012 | Christian Adams
    August 10, 2012 10,000 Dead Virginia Voters Christian Adams The Virginia State Board of Elections provides an example of how states should be conducting election administration. While many U.S. counties have over 100 percent of living adults registered to vote, Virginia has none. Even better, Virginia has purchased the Social Security Death Index database so state election officials can run computerized matches against Virginia voter rolls.The new policy of the Virginia State Board has paid off.Virginia’s initial sweep has yielded 10,000 dead voters who were never before removed from the rolls. These zombies won’t be able to vote, through a...
  • Constitution Party candidate calls for deep cuts during Cheyenne stop [ Virgil Goode ]

    08/09/2012 8:55:33 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 31 replies ^ | Aug 9 2012 |
    Former Virginia congressman Virgil Goode says voters should turn to a third party if they want real change in the nation. By Trevor Brown CHEYENNE -- Voters need to look to a third party if they want to see real change for the country, Constitution Party presidential candidate Virgil Goode says. A former congressman from Virginia, Goode stopped here Wednesday during a campaign swing through Wyoming. “If America wants a true grassroots president who will answer the telephone from somebody sitting in this audience … as quick as they would take a call from somebody like Warren Buffett or...
  • [ Virgil ] Goode unaware of probe Of signatures on his petitions

    08/08/2012 7:29:23 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 57 replies ^ | Aug 8 2012 |
    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,...
  • Presidential hopeful to be investigated for “suspected petition fraud” [ Virgil Goode ]

    08/07/2012 7:24:22 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 13 replies ^ | Aug 7 2012 | Chris Westfall
    RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — Monday the State Board of Elections voted unanimously for the Attorney General’s office to investigate forms submitted by Virgil Goode in his attempt to appear on the ballot as a presidential candidate. A spokesperson for the board confirmed the request and that the Attorney General’s involvement. Goode is a former congressman running for president under the “Constitution Party.” He will appear on the ballot in many other states, but he has yet to qualify for his home state of Virginia. Virgil Goode represented Virginia’s 5th congressional district until he was defeated by Democrat Tom Perriello in...
  • Va elections board seeks probe of ballot signatures for Constitution Party’s Virgil Goode

    08/06/2012 7:53:29 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 9 replies ^ | Aug 6 2012 | AP
    The Virginia Board of Elections says it is seeking an investigation into ballot signatures involving the campaign of Constitution Party presidential candidate Virgil Goode. The former six-term congressman from Rocky Mount is gathering signatures to appear on the ballot in his home state. He’s already on the ballot in more than a dozen other states. The Board on Monday voted unanimously to ask Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to investigate “suspected petition fraud” on forms submitted by the Constitution Party in its efforts to gain ballot access for Goode.
  • Obama Say Win in Virginia Equivalent to Winning Election [ Virgil Goode mentioned ]

    08/04/2012 1:26:52 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 100 replies ^ | Aug 3 2012 | Jennifer Steven
    President Obama is of the view that he knows the key factor for the re-election, and it is very close to the White House. Last night at a high school in Leesburg in Virginia, Obama told supporters that if we win Virginia, we will win this election. Obama became the first presidential candidate four years ago to win in Virginia, since President Lyndon Johnson in 1964. He was also winner in the neighboring North Carolina, the first Democrat to do so since Jimmy Carter in 1976. The race this year in Virginia also features a wild card, the possibility of...
  • [ Virgil ] Goode: Ruling will not affect his campaign

    08/03/2012 8:26:55 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 55 replies ^ | Aug 1 2012 | By BULLETIN, AP REPORTS
    By BULLETIN, AP REPORTS - Former congressman Virgil Goode said Tuesday that a judge’s determination that a Virginia election law is unconstitutional will not affect his candidacy for president. U.S. District Judge John Gibney on Monday struck down a law that allowed only state residents to circulate petitions to get presidential candidates on the general election ballot. Ruling in favor of the Libertarian Party of Virginia, Gibney said the restriction severely burdened the party’s freedom of speech and is not narrowly tailored to promote a compelling state interest. Goode, who lives in Rocky Mount and formerly represented the 5th District...
  • Virgil Goode's candidacy may help Obama

    08/03/2012 3:44:31 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 107 replies ^ | Aug 1 2012 | By Associated Press
    Most people outside Southwest Virginia have never heard of Virgil Goode, a former Franklin County congressman with a distinctive drawl who conceivably could decide the presidential election. But he is well known to President Barack Obama's team of political advisers. Goode served six terms in Congress and is gathering signatures to appear on the ballot here as the presidential candidate from the Constitution Party. He's already on the ballot in more than a dozen other states with an anti-immigration, pro-term limit platform he hopes makes a dent with the electorate. It's not likely to be much of a dent, but...
  • Obama team sees promise in 3rd party candidacies

    07/31/2012 12:45:01 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 07/31/2012 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's re-election effort is paying close attention to two candidates mounting third-party campaigns for the presidency, believing they could draw votes from Republican rival Mitt Romney and help Obama win a few tightly contested states. One candidate is Virgil Goode, a former conservative Virginia congressman who is running as a member of the Constitution Party. The other is Gary Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico who is the Libertarian Party's presidential nominee. Obama's team has scenarios whereby Obama can win states like Virginia and Colorado with less than 50 percent of the...
  • Join Kucinich Action

    07/24/2012 11:12:07 AM PDT · by don-o · 15 replies
    I am pleased to announce the formation of Kucinich Action, a new organization dedicated to empowering individuals to engage with the political process. With this new organization, we endeavor to build a powerful grassroots movement to return the power to the people in our political system. Kucinich Action is a natural evolution of what our movement has been doing: standing up, speaking out, acting on our beliefs, and changing the outcome on behalf of the people. We will also empower individuals with the skills to participate and engage in the process of government decision making at all levels. With this...
  • Virginia’s Goode could be Romney’s undoing

    07/24/2012 6:28:39 PM PDT · by xzins · 264 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7/23/2012 | John Gizzi
    While many on the right fear that Constitution Party presidential candidate Virgil Goode might just draw enough votes in his native Virginia to tip the Old Dominion’s 14 electoral votes from Mitt Romney to Barack Obama, the former six-term congressman made it clear he doesn’t care. Goode, in fact, feels that “in many ways, for conservatives, it might be better to have Obama as president next year rather than Romney.” The 65-year-old Goode spoke to Human Events last week as he and his supporters were in the process of gathering the 10,000 signatures they need to submit before the Aug....
  • Why Virgil Goode matters to Mitt Romney's presidential chances

    07/13/2012 9:00:22 PM PDT · by techno · 268 replies
    July 14, 2012 | techno
    The complete Virgil Goode rundown: The ten most asked questions about Virgil Goode and why he matters: 1) Who is Virgil Goode? He is a former GOP Congressman from Virginia who was defeated in the 2010 election. He is now the presidential nominee for the Constitution Party, a third party. 2) How long has the Constitution Party been around? About 20 years. 3) I hear that Virgil Goode is NOT yet on the Virginia presidential ballot. Will he fail to get on the ballot. To give you some perspective, in 2004 and 2008 the Constitution Party presidential nominee was on...
  • Goode outlines goals if elected president

    07/05/2012 9:08:46 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 39 replies
    martinsville bulletin ^ | Wednesday, June 6, 2012 | PAUL COLLINS
    Presidential candidate Virgil Goode, speaking in Martinsville on Tuesday, cited the need for significant, across-the-board cuts in federal spending to balance the budget; congressional term limits; repeal of Obama health care reform; tougher immigration policies; and reigning in federal secondary education regulations. Goode, the Constitution Party’s candidate for president, addressed the Martinsville Rotary Club at its dinner meeting at the Virginia Museum of Natural History. About 20 people attended. Goode, 65, of Rocky Mount, was in Virginia’s Senate from 1973 to 1996. He then served six terms in Congress before he lost his seat to Democrat Tom Perriello in 2008....
  • Vanity- Who is a good alternative to Obama?

    07/03/2012 2:01:38 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 120 replies
    Mitt has been pushed on us by the GOPe. Mitt = Obama. Who would be a good alternative to Obama? Let's rally around someone to support.
  • Goode faults Romney on immigration

    07/04/2012 3:03:38 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 48 replies ^ | Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | Annie McCallum
    Goode said that "amnesty in any form only encourages more illegal entry." Before Mitt Romney's visit to Salem on Tuesday, former congressman and Constitution Party presidential candidate Virgil Goode held a morning news conference in Roanoke calling on Romney to take a stronger position on illegal immigration. Goode said Romney "essentially gave no response" when it comes to the issue. Goode also criticized President Barack Obama's stance on immigration, including a new policy that would allow some younger illegal immigrants to stay in the country. "Unlike Romney, if I was elected president, I would immediately rescind the direction of President...
  • Virgil Goode for President?

    07/04/2012 2:39:41 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 64 replies ^ | July 7 2012 |
    Former Virginia congressman Virgil Goode may be looking for a new job: Presidential candidate. That’s one way to read a fundraising appeal the Constitution Party recently issued: Former Virginia Congressman, Virgil Goode, has expressed a strong interest in seeking the Constitution Party Presidential nomination in 2012 and at its meeting this past weekend, the Constitution Party National Committee unanimously passed a resolution inviting him to do just that. Okay, so the party has invited Goode to go for it. The GOP and Democratic Party don’t issue similar exhortations when candidates seek their party nominations, but maybe they should test the...
  • IPR Interview: Virgil Goode Makes His Case to Ron Paul Supporters (And Principled Conservatives)

    05/30/2012 9:24:08 PM PDT · by xzins · 87 replies
    IPR ^ | 30 May 12 | Peter Gemma
    Freelance writer Peter Gemma (cf. and talked policy and politics with Virgil Goode, the presidential nominee of the Constitution Party. Goode, who received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, served in the Virginia Army National Guard (1969-1975), as a member of the Virginia Senate (1973-1997), and in the U.S. House of Representatives (1996-2008). Gemma was acting a special corespondent for Independent Political Report.  IPR: Thanks Congressman for taking time off the campaign trail to talk with the Independent Political Report. What’s the latest news from the front lines?Goode: We just got back from gathering...
  • Virgil Goode joins Constitution Party (from 2010)

    05/30/2012 5:12:47 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 3 replies ^ | May 5, 2010 | Brian McNeill
    Virgil H. Goode Jr., a Republican from Rocky Mount who represented the 5th District in Congress for six terms, has joined the conservative Constitution Party - but he says that doesn’t mean he’s quitting the GOP. “I don’t think they’re mutually exclusive,” Goode said. Goode was the keynote speaker the Constitution Party’s spring National Committee banquet Friday in Minneapolis. At the event, Goode paid the party’s $35 membership fee. Goode said that he has not quit the Republican Party and is current on his membership dues with the Franklin County GOP. The Constitution Party, Goode said, has staked out several...
  • Conservative Third-Party Dreams and Realities

    05/18/2012 4:46:32 PM PDT · by iowamark · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 29, 2012 | Daren Jonescu
    Tea Partiers and other constitutionally minded Americans for whom "Anyone but Obama" rings hollow, and who still harbor hopes of a third-party challenge to the GOP establishment, may find food for thought in a living example of such a conservative challenge -- namely, Canada. Americans would benefit from a careful evaluation of their neighbors' success. For decades, Canadian conservatives fought the same uphill battle as their U.S. counterparts, though lacking the constitutional armor with which to defend themselves. The nation moved continually to the left, and at the federal level, electoral politics was dominated by the increasingly socialistic Liberal Party....
  • Video of Virgil Goode Appearance on Washington Journal (Must See If You Wish to be Informed)

    05/15/2012 4:56:08 PM PDT · by xzins · 140 replies
    CSpan ^ | 15 May 12 | Washington Journal of Virgil Goode Appearance on Washington Journal "Where was I on the bailouts? I voted against them. McCain...voted for; Obama...voted for. Where was I? One of 65 who opposed..."
  • (Virgil)Goode: Romney ‘father of homosexual marriages’ (Constitution Party Candidate)

    05/14/2012 10:53:24 AM PDT · by xzins · 197 replies
    Augusta Free Press ^ | 12 May 12 | Augusta Free Press
    Former Fifth District Congressman Virgil Goode blasted presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney as “the father of homosexual marriages” in a statement released to the news media on the eve of Romney’s visit to Liberty University this weekend. Goode, now running for president on the Constitution Party ticket, referred to Romney’s move as Massachusetts governor to issue same-sex marriage licenses in the wake of a state-court ruling. “Gov. Romney did not stand fast in favor of traditional marriage,” said Goode, who lost his Fifth District seat in 2008 to Democrat Tom Perriello. Goode said he has been a “consistent supporter...
  • Virgil Goode On the Issues [Constitution Party POTUS Candidate]

    05/02/2012 1:26:43 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 74 replies
    Virgil Goode on Abortion Click here for 17 full quotes on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion. Zero funding for planned parenthood. (Apr 2012) Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007) Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005) Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005) Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004) Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life. (Oct 2003) Voted YES on forbidding human cloning...
  • Virgil Goode Polling 5% in Virginia

    05/02/2012 9:47:32 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 96 replies
    Virgil Goode is a former Congressman from Virginia as well as the current Presidential nominee of the Constitution Party. He has lived in Virginia all his life and the family name “Goode” means something in the area due to he and his father’s political careers. Now Public Policy Polling has found that Goode scores 5% against Obama and Romney in Virginia, even when an “Other” option is included. Another interesting angle in Virginia is the candidacy of former Congressman Virgil Goode as the Constitution Party candidate for President. We find him polling at 5% in a three way contest with...
  • Goode draws distinction on spending and immigration between himself and the two liberals. (My Title)

    04/26/2012 11:26:13 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 7 replies
    Picture I am honored to be the nominee of the Constitution Party for the 2012 election. I offer a real difference from Romney and Obama. I want a balanced budget sooner and not five to ten years in the future. I favor measures that will secure our borders and end illegal immigration and reduce legal immigration. Unlike Obama and Romney, I have called for an almost complete moratorium for green card admissions into this Country while our unemployment rate is so high. Both Obama and Romney have run from taking this much needed step. Last year there were approximately 1.2...
  • Virgil Goode wins Constitution Party nomination

    04/25/2012 7:34:06 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 80 replies
    Examiner ^ | April 24th | Matthew Reece
    On Saturday, the Constitution Party nominated Virgil Goode, a former U.S. House member from Virginia, as its presidential candidate. He won the nomination on the first ballot with 203 out of 403 delegates. He defeated Darrell Castle of Tennessee, national vice chairman of the Constitution Party; Susan Ducey, a constitutional activist from Kansas; Laurie Roth, of Washington, a columnist and talk show host; and Robby Carr Wells of North Carolina, a former NCAA Division I football coach at Savannah State University. The final vote total was Goode 203, Castle 120, Wells 58, Ducey 15, Roth 6. Jim Clymer, the national...
  • Constitution Party to run Virgil Goode for president

    04/25/2012 10:10:32 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 28 replies ^ | April 22, 2012 | Arielle Retting
    Goode, of Rocky Mount, historically has held strong views on illegal immigration and citizenship. 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...
  • Constitution Party President Nominee Former 6 Term Congressman Virgil Goode's Speech

    04/23/2012 10:08:12 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 7 replies
    C Span/Constitution Party Convention ^ | April 23, 2012 | Steelers6
    The CSPAN video of his acceptance speech from Nashville on Saturday.
  • Goode is a presidential candidate

    04/23/2012 10:27:06 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 37 replies
    The Franklin News-Post ^ | April 23, 2012 | Paul Collins - Martinsville Bulletin
    The Constitution Party nominated the Franklin County native in Nashville on Saturday NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Constitution Party has nominated Virgil Goode to run for president of the United States. Goode was nominated Saturday morning on the first round of voting at the party's convention in Nashville, according to Jim Clymer, the party's national chairman. Goode received 203 votes; 202 were required for a majority. Goode, 65, of Rocky Mount is a former Virginia senator who served six terms in Congress. "There was some spirited competition" for the Constitution Party nomination for president, with a total of six candidates, Clymer...
  • Constitution Party to run Virgil Goode for president

    04/22/2012 8:27:52 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 131 replies ^ | 4-22-12 | Arielle Retting
    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...
  • More Good Men Like Goode

    04/23/2012 9:56:41 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | February 22, 2007 | Pamela Geller
    You've got to hand it to Goode. He was excoriated for past comments on the Islamic threat but he keeps on plugging. Goode Issues Another ''Muslim Warning'' ABC 13 WATCH THE VIDEO HERE (Sorry, the links in the original article don't work.) Washington, DC - Congressman Virgil Goode (website) linked the resolution to what he calls the threat from radical Islam. He says the non-binding resolution opposing the President's plan would "comfort and encourage the radical Muslims who want to destroy our country." Congressman Goode is not sure a troop surge is the answer but says the non-binding resolution against...
  • Goode makes complete ass of self (for rejecting Koran)

    04/23/2012 11:19:11 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 20 replies
    c-ville Charlottesville News and Art ^ | 12/19/2006 | ERIKA HOWSARE
    Goode makes complete ass of self Anti-Muslim letter goes out to hundreds - not all are amused BY ERIKA HOWSARE Our congressman, Virgil Goode, stands by his anti-Islamic rhetoric: "...If American citizens don't wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran. Follow-up Appended Brace yourself for the following letter, shared with C-VILLE by John Cruickshank, chair of the local Sierra Club chapter. Representative Virgil Goode ( told us, through his press secretary, “I wrote the letter. I think it speaks for...
  • Former 6 Term Congressman Virgil Goode has been declared Constitution Party Presidential Candidate

    04/21/2012 12:21:09 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 88 replies
    Constitution Party ^ | April 21, 2012 | 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.
  • (Virgil) Goode could get slot on presidential ticket by this weekend (Constitution Party)

    04/18/2012 10:21:42 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | April 18, 2012 | Mason Adams
    The former congressman could secure the Constitution Party's nomination Saturday. By Saturday afternoon, former U.S. Rep. Virgil Goode of Rocky Mount may be the Constitution Party's nominee for president of the United States. The party's convention begins in Nashville, Tenn., today, and with it could come the beginning of an unexpected third act in politics for Goode, who started his career with a run for the Virginia Senate nearly 40 years ago. After 24 years in the state Senate and 12 in the House of Representatives, Goode now looks well positioned to seize the nomination of the Constitution Party and...
  • Third Party Options

    04/14/2012 7:08:22 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 180 replies
    Vanity | April 14, 2012 | Engraved-on-His-hands
    Sorry for the vanity, but, due to the unpleasant situation in which Mitt Romney is the favorite for the Republican Party nomination for President, I thought that exploring other options might be an appropriate topic. While Newt Gingrich is still in the running for the Republican nod, his chances do not appear to be good. Although not giving up entirely on him at this point, I thought that exploring third party options might be helpful as a fallback plan. (Caveat: I am not an expert on the parties discussed.) There are at least 53 political parties in the United States....
  • Virgil Goode For President

    04/11/2012 7:01:51 AM PDT · by wolfman23601 · 22 replies
    Folks, we have a choice. Assuming Newt can't stop Myth from getting to 1,144, Virgil Goode would be an excellent 3rd Party choice. He is an experienced, former republican from Virginia and is conservative down the line on the issues. For consideration.
  • 'Blacks are under attack!' – by other blacks

    04/02/2012 9:13:58 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 19 replies ^ | March 29, 2012 | Diana West
    Is there any interest in discovering the facts about the killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman? Facts, after all, can undermine ideology. They have the power to dispel fantasy. They can put the brakes on error. They lead, sometimes, to logical conclusions. All of which means, in this particular case, that when the facts come out, they might well undermine “the cause.” We simply don’t know all of the facts yet. We can say with certainty, however, that the cause is not justice, no matter what the protesters, agitators and officials say. The cause is not truth, either. The...
  • Former Va. Rep. Virgil Goode announces presidential bid (Third Party)

    02/17/2012 9:17:30 PM PST · by Impy · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2-16-12 | Steven Nelson
    Virgil Goode Jr. may have served six terms as a Republican congressman from Virginia, but he now feels he can best effect change as the Constitution Party’s candidate for president. In a brief interview with The Daily Caller, Goode said his platform consists of four planks: limited government, border security, rapidly adopting a balanced budget and enacting term limits. “If I’m fortunate enough to get the nomination of the Constitution Party, I will take as many votes from Obama as I would from the Republican nominee,” he said.
  • The Rule of Racial Preferences

    06/24/2010 5:32:07 PM PDT · by rmlew · 3 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | June 24th, 2010 | Virgil Goode
    Shortly after assuming his position, Attorney General Eric Holder called America a “nation of cowards” because we were too afraid to speak about race. My former colleague Congressman Steve King (R-IA) recently tried to initiate a discussion, and the Democrats and politically correct Republicans are castigating him. Rep. King told a talk show host that “the president has demonstrated that he has a default mechanism in him that breaks down the side of race — on the side that favors the black person.” He stood by his remarks stating that there “appears to me to be an inclination on the...
  • Immigration Skyrockets as Americans Lose Their Jobs (Virgil Goode)

    06/14/2010 12:52:30 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies · 861+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2010-06-01 | Virgil Goode
    With 10% unemployment, one would think that the government would consider lowering the number of green cards issued to foreign workers until Americans were back on their feet. Amazingly, recently released data from the Department of Homeland Security shows that we have actually increased immigration. Far from reflecting supply and demand, our legal immigration numbers continue to climb no matter the state of the national economy. The latest figures come from fiscal year 2009. The fiscal year began on October 1, 2008, which is when our economic collapse began and continued through September of 2009. Over five million Americans lost...
  • Former Congressman Goode will endorse Republican nominee (good news out of VA-05)

    06/10/2010 6:27:24 PM PDT · by randita · 11 replies · 338+ views ^ | 6/9/10 | BRIAN MCNEILL
    Former Congressman Goode will endorse Republican nominee By BRIAN MCNEILL Published: June 9, 2010 Former GOP congressman Virgil H. Goode Jr. says he will endorse Republican nominee Robert Hurt in the race against U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello, D-Ivy. Goode, a lawyer from Rocky Mount who represented the 5th District in Congress for six terms, lost his seat to Perriello in 2008 by a margin of only 727 votes. “Yes, I plan to support the nominee,” Goode said today. “I think he has a very good chance of beating Tom Perriello.” Hurt, a state lawmaker from Chatham, beat out six other...