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BREAKING NEWS: Former VIRGINIA CONGRESSMAN VIRGIL GOODE will seek the CONSTITUTION PARTY PRESIDENTIAL NOD!

Is it in the water?  A time warp?  This is the biggest year for Virginia politics since 1841.  Virginia native (born in Winchester!) and resident Rick Santorum was the first resident of the Old Dominion to win a major party caucus – Iowa.  Then Virginia resident Newt Gingrich wins the SC primary, another first for the Commonwealth.  And our own chief executive, Bob McDonnell, is on some short lists as a running mate on the GOP ticket.  It’s great news!

Now another resident of the Commonwealth has placed his hat in the ring:  Former VA Congressman Virgil Goode apparently will seek the Constitution Party nomination for President.  Here’s the Daily Caller article and a highlight or two:

In a brief interview with The Daily Caller, Goode said that his platform consists of four planks: limited government, border security, rapidly adopting a balanced budget and enacting term limits.

“If I’m fortunate enough to get the nomination of the Constitution Party, I will take as many votes from Obama as I would from the Republican nominee,” he said.

Sounds like a candidate to me.  Goode also thinks in the GOP primary, Ron Paul can win:
“I expect it will be a fairly close,” he said of the GOP primary in his state. “I think Representative Paul’s fiscal restraint positions will play well in Virginia.” Goode says, however, that he will not cast a ballot for either candidate.
I think Goode has something to say and if his campaign sends me stuff we’ll consider carrying it but I am afraid he could tip a close election to President Obama.  My friendly advice from a previous blog entry is:  Stay in states that are landslides for either one of the parties.  That’s still about 30-35 states.  And no, I’m not on the short list for Goode’s running mate; The Constitution discourages two from the same state from sharing the national ticket.

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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