I blogged on the possibility of this actually happening last year (Why you should read Virginia Right regularly!) and it did happen: Former Fifth District Congressman Virgil Goode was nominated on the first ballot by the Constitution Party in their national convention in Nashville Tennessee:
Former Congressman Virgil Goode won the Presidential nomination of the Constitution Party on the first ballot. Winning 203 of 403 possible votes, the former Virginia Representative won on the first ballot with 50.37%. Two less votes would’ve required a second ballot.
“American voters who support limited, constitutional government, traditional American values, the protection of American jobs and preservation of individual liberty can take heart! They will not be limited to a difficult choice between Obama and Romney as the one likely to be the least threat to their life, liberty, property and other interests,” said Jim Clymer, Constitution Party National Chairman, in a press release.
Goode was born in Richmond and attended the University of Richmond and UVA law school. I will try for the C-Span video. Here’s the Constitution Party’s website.
This is in no way an endorsement although in a perfect world, Goode would be preferable to either Romney or President Obama. He will do the Constitution Party and the Old Dominion proud.
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