Goode Tells Virginia Newspaper He’s In It To Win It, Lauds Ron Paul’s “will to cut”

Congressman Virgil Goode is considered a dark-horse candidate for the Presidency of the United States, and that’s putting it kindly, but that does not mean he doesn’t have hopes of running a competitive candidacy and even winning.

Virgil Goode said his bid for the presidency is an “uphill battle,” but it is one he can win.

Goode, 65, of Rocky Mount, was nominated Saturday by the Constitution Party to run for president in November. The party’s vice presidential candidate is Jim Clymer, who has been the party’s national chairman. Goode is a former state senator and U.S. congressman from Virginia. He has held public office as a Democrat, Republican and independent. He is running for president, he said, because “my position on the issues are exactly what this country needs.” For instance, he said, “the National Democratic Party will never, in my view, address the balanced budget.” President Barack Obama’s proposed budget has a $1.3 trillion deficit, and the House Republicans’ budget plan, crafted by Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, has a deficit of more than $600 billion, Goode said. House Republicans are leaving it up to the House committees to decide what to cut and how changes in the tax law would help balance the budget, Goode said. He added that of the Republicans who have sought the party’s nomination for the November race, only Rep. Ron Paul of Texas “has the will to cut” spending.

Goode later suggests he’s hoping to pick up support amongst tea partiers and Republicans disaffected with their party’s nomination of Mitt Romney.

10 thoughts on “Goode Tells Virginia Newspaper He’s In It To Win It, Lauds Ron Paul’s “will to cut”

  1. Cody Quirk

    Ross Perot came close. If he didn’t drop out for that brief period of time back in the summer of 92′, he could have seriously won.

  2. Richard Winger

    Congresman Goode’s comment that the Constitution Party state affiliate in Delaware is the Independent Party shows he is still not intimately familiar with the Constitution Party. The Independent Party of Delaware has never been affiliated with the Constitution Party. In 2008 and 2004, it nominated Ralph Nader for President. In Delaware, the Constitution Party has always used the name “Constitution Party.”

  3. Trent Hill Post author

    Richard–I thought that was odd, too. And that he didn’t know roughly the name of registered voters (although maybe that was on purpose?)

  4. Nick

    When I posted earlier, it didn’t show up. I attempted to post again, and then I restarted my computer and saw neither of my previous posts went through so I posted the third time. Now all three show up, odd.

  5. Austin Battenberg

    I wish all the third party candidates luck. I hope any one of them, or preferably all of them do better then expected. It would be awesome if the Libertarian, Constitution and Green Party all got more votes than Republicans and Democrats. Wishful thinking I know.

  6. paulie

    They won’t do better than D and R but I think all 3 will do better than their couterparts for those parties in 2008 or 2004. L and C may do better than other past years as well, although I doubt that Stein could approach or beat Nader 2000.

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