Virgil Goode Hopes to Attract Ron Paul Voters

Virgil Goode just won the Presidential nomination of the Constitution Party, but he’s already reaching out to other voting groups. In this exclusive interview with Uncovered Politics, he says he will be reaching out to Ron Paul supporters.

The low-key ex-Rocky Mount lawmaker, who belonged to Rep. Ron Paul’s study group as a member of the U.S. House — “never missing a meeting,” he said proudly — hopes to appeal to the Texas congressman’s supporters once the Republican national convention in Tampa Bay concludes later this summer.  “I hope some of Ron Paul’s supporters come to us,” he said.

In the interview there are also some choice quotes from Goode about immigration, the Wall Street bailout, and balancing the budget.

12 thoughts on “Virgil Goode Hopes to Attract Ron Paul Voters

  1. Jed Siple

    Yeah I’m not voting for Goode. I wish him the best of luck, but no way I would ever vote for a social conservative.

  2. Trent Hill Post author

    Jed–I suspect he won’t gain much traction except in the case of pro-life Ron Paul voters or socially conservative Ron Paul voters.

    Most tend to be socially liberal, though, and he won’t have a shot with them.

    I do think it’s interesting–he’ll be the only Southerner on enough ballots to get 270 electoral votes, as well as the only mainstream Christian, I believe.

  3. Austin Battenberg

    There are some Ron Paul supporters who will not vote for Gary Johnson because he is pro-choice. Plain and simple. I am not one of them. Some may go to Goode, but unless he really comes out and says his support for the Patriot Act and the Iraq War was a mistake, I doubt Paul supporters will trust him.

    Goode is like the CP version of Barr.

  4. Krzysztof

    I agree with Austin. Goode has a atrocious voting record in Congress and I think that very few RP supporters will trust him.

  5. NewFederalist

    I will not likely vote for Goode but if I do it will be because of Jim Clymer. I believe he is a class act. I think Gary Johnson would be well advised (should he win the LP nomination) to ask for a similar type person with a long standing record that epidomizes traditional LP values to be his running mate. Both Goode and Johnson have lots to atone for but solidly unifying running mates may make the difference.

  6. Trent Hill Post author

    Goode has already called for the repeal of the Patriot Act and withdrawing from Iraq/Afghanistan.

  7. RedPhillips

    Trent, is there a reason he won’t just recant his vote for Iraq in the first place? My guess is he is trying to get the CA AIP ballot line?

  8. D. Lou Shenol

    Gary Johnson opposed the Iraq invasion from the start and opposes the patriot act. I disagree that he has “lots” in which to atone. Gary Johnson was a highly successful two term Gov. in a 2 to 1 Dem state. Gary Johnson could step in tomorrow and be a successful President. The Ron Paul voters need to continue the R3V0lution with the man that is a proven and highly successful leader! A man who will have ballot access in at least 45 states. That man is Gary Johnson.

  9. NewFederalist

    D. Lou Shenol- By “lots” to atone for with regard to Gov. Johnson I primarily mean his insistence to beat the “Fair Tax” plan to death. I lived in New Mexico during both his terms as governor and he was superb… especially for a Republican. He has now moved on to the LP and can drop the “Fair Tax” stuff IMO.

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