Sunday, April 22, 2012

Former Virginia Congressman Virgil Goode Wins Constitution Party Nomination for President

My friend Virgil Goode is now officially the Constitution Party nominee for President of these United States:
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's records, experience and positions will be "a stark contrast" to the other candidates and will bring in voters who otherwise might not have come to the polls, Turner said.

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.

"Romney's and Obama's positions are not all that different. There's not much distinction," Goode said. "My position would be significantly different from either of them."


The Constitution Party was on the ballot in 37 states in the 2008 presidential race, receiving 0.15 percent of the popular vote. The Constitution Party likely won't be on the ballot in every state this November because of stringent requirements in states such as North Carolina and Texas, Goode said, but it has volunteers working to secure spots in as many states as possible.

"This is not just a run to get a message out. We are going to be on enough state ballots to be seriously competitive in the election," Turner said.

Goode has already secured a spot on the ballot in 15 states, including Florida, Ohio and Colorado. In order to qualify for Virginia's ballot, Goode will need 10,000 signatures from across the state, including 400 from each congressional district...

The Constitution Party is the only 100% pro-life party (against abortion without exception) in the United States.

Please consider supporting Virgil Goode for President rather than that fraud Mitt Romney.


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