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Fri Sep 14, 2012, 01:36 PM

Could Virgil Goode Win Virginia for Barack Obama?

Source: ABC

If Mitt Romney loses Virginia, Virgil Goode says it won't be his fault -- and, should Goode's unlikely presidential bid siphon enough votes to hand the commonwealth to President Obama, the state's former GOP congressman doesn't seem too worried about it anyway.

"The assumption that they're all from Romney is incorrect," Goode said of the people who might vote for him. "The guy that runs the service station right near my house said, 'Virgil, if you get on the ballot, I'm going to vote for you, and that'll take a vote away from Obama' ...

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"The key factor is we need to be focusing on the job issue in a way that's different from what Obama and Romney are doing," he said. "I'm the only candidate in the field, and the Constitution Party is the only party that truly recognizes that we need to preserve jobs for American citizens first.

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Even with just a few thousand votes, under the right circumstances Goode's Constitution Party candidacy could become the first third-party bid to weigh on a national scale since 2000, when Green Party candidate Ralph Nader collected 97,488 votes in Florida -- the state that handed George W. Bush the presidency by only 37 votes.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/meet-virgil-goode-immgration-hard-liner-sink-romney/story?id=17212388#.UFNpq6OCuSo



Romney fears this man.

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Reply Could Virgil Goode Win Virginia for Barack Obama? (Original post)
JRLeft Sep 2012 OP
LonePirate Sep 2012 #1
JRLeft Sep 2012 #2
cosmicone Sep 2012 #6
byeya Sep 2012 #8
cosmicone Sep 2012 #11
SkyDaddy7 Sep 2012 #15
mzmolly Sep 2012 #3
Ter Sep 2012 #5
mzmolly Sep 2012 #9
sharp_stick Sep 2012 #4
Denver Dave Sep 2012 #7
Blue_Tires Sep 2012 #10
tanyev Sep 2012 #12
harmonicon Sep 2012 #13
AtheistCrusader Sep 2012 #14

Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 01:38 PM

1. Obama can win VA without Goode.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 01:42 PM

2. He'sleading right now but it appears that Goode, who can take as much as 4-7% of the vote would make

it impossible for Romney to win.

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Response to JRLeft (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 01:55 PM

6. I wonder what Ralph Nader is thinking ....

That egotistical asshole (Nader) cost Gore Florida and gave us 8 years of one or more of stupid, clueless, greedy, mean-spirited and warmongering leadership.

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Response to cosmicone (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 02:33 PM

8. Gore won Floridal It was stolen from him and Gore chose not to fight. Get your facts straight.

 

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Response to byeya (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 03:36 PM

11. Yes, but it couldn't have been stolen

without Nader.

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Response to byeya (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 09:21 PM

15. NO NO NO...You need to get...

YOUR "facts" correct before criticizing others! WOW?!! Gore would have won Florida & the general election if it had not been for Ralph Nader. This is a statement of FACT! There would have never been a recount or hanging chads or the SCOTUS deciding to appoint George W. Bush had Ralph Nader not been running. This country would not had to endure the worst President in US History had it not been for RALPH NADER! These are ALL statements of FACT!

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 01:43 PM

3. He's running in several

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Response to mzmolly (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 01:51 PM

5. Goode is like Ron Paul mixed with Rick Santorum

 

Anti-war, anti-Patriot Act, Anti-NDAA, but extremely anti-abortion and anti-gay. Basically, Pat Buchanan.

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Response to Ter (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 03:25 PM

9. Sounds like a great spoiler.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 01:49 PM

4. I'd be amazed

if the asshole that is Virginia's Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli, allows Goode to remain on the ballot. Good old Ken is a committed romneybot and has the final word on whether or not Goode can appear.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 02:00 PM

7. It was just yesterday, that I heard the name Virgil Goode for the first time

It was just yesterday that I heard the name Virgil Goode for the first time.

Then come to find out, he is on the Ballot in Colorado, which is where I am and in 21 other states.

I'm not likely to vote for him or agree with his political views, but I'm much offended by not even being allowed to know he exists. None of the major political polls have even mentioned him.

Combine this with the private Commission for Presidential Debates that has already decided for us that only Obama and Romney are of interest to us. How do they know, few have heard of Johnson, on the ballot in 48 states, Stein, on the Ballot in 33 states (counting DC), both have qualified and accepted Federal Election Campaigns Funds and Anderson and Goode.

Maybe we need to to back to an independent debate commission or at least open up the debates.

Perhaps you could help by joining 3,300 others by signing the Open the 2012 Presidential Debates petition:
http://www.change.org/petitions/open-up-the-2012-presidential-debates

and visiting:
http://openupthedebates.org

How often do you see Libertarians, independents, Greens and liberal Democrats working together on a common project?

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 03:28 PM

10. I'm in Hampton Roads, and he's getting ZERO attention here

Goode may snatch a few votes from his former podunk district, but that's it...

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 04:59 PM

12. Go, Virgil, go, go! Virgil B. Goode.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 06:33 PM

13. Fuck ABC and their bullshit revisionism.

It was the Supreme Court that handed George W. Bush the presidency, not the democratic process, and certainly not those who didn't vote for him.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 06:37 PM

14. Gary Johnson too.

The RNC is trying to knock him off the ballot in a couple states, because a lot of tea baggers and libertarians that otherwise might vote for a Republican, are going to Johnson.

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