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Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:00 PM

IN VA., EX-REP. GOODE MAY POSE RISK FOR ROMNEY

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP) -- Virgil Goode knows his obscure presidential run on the Constitution Party ticket vexes his former Republican comrades, a thought that produces a sly smile he can't suppress. He doesn't really try.

To Virginia Republicans, however, the eccentric former GOP congressman from bucolic Rocky Mount threatens to peel away conservative votes from their presidential nominee and, in a close race, hand Virginia's 13 electoral votes and possibly four more years to President Barack Obama.

"You do realize that you could singlehandedly make Obama win the national election this fall, even though Mitt Romney stands for many of same things that you have said you support," said 17-year-old Mitchell Swann, an E.C. Glass High School senior and president of its Young Republicans Club, after Goode spoke on the Lynchburg campus.

Recent polls show Obama about even or slightly ahead of Romney in head-to-head Virginia pairings by 4 to 8 percentage points. Only one, a Washington Post poll of 934 registered Virginia voters conducted Sept. 12-16, included Goode, and he was the choice of 2 percent. The poll's sampling error margin is plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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Reply IN VA., EX-REP. GOODE MAY POSE RISK FOR ROMNEY (Original post)
DonViejo Oct 2012 OP
elleng Oct 2012 #1
Guy Whitey Corngood Oct 2012 #2
Dawson Leery Oct 2012 #3
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bushisanidiot Oct 2012 #5
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:04 PM

1. Noticed signs for him this weekend, while driving around central VA and Richmond area.

Saw more rmoney signs than Obama signs.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:06 PM

2. Oh Goode-y! ..... Sorry. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:09 PM

3. This is Goode for Obama.

:kick:

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:12 PM

4. +1

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 04:51 PM

5. A lot of republicans can't stand Romney and would otherwise stay home from the election

Goode will give these people someone to vote for.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 05:04 PM

6. I know a little about Goode....

He's very eccentric and egotistical and lives to "vex" people. He's not going to worry in the least about skimming votes off Romney. A lot of those on the far right don't think there's a big difference between Obama and Romney...probably more so now after the last debate and Romney going to center....so they may go with Goode.

It would be very helpful if anyone living in central Virginia went and got as many Goode signs as possible and put them all over the place. It may get those crazies who carry a copy of the constitution in their back pocket! People like that love using their vote to make a statement. (Not unlike our Nader crazies who got us Bush in 2000 for their precious statement making vote.)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 05:09 PM

7. Gooooooooooooooooooooo Goode!

That POS was my Congressman at one time and I NEVER expected to write the above.

Nice that his asshattery is working in Virginia's favor for once.

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