Virgil Goode will never be President, but he may keep Mitt Romney from being
July 24, 2012
Who's running for President? Most will tell you Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Few will tell you that Virgil Goode is also running. But he is and he can be a spoiler.
Goode is the Constitution Party's presidential nominee. He needs 10,000 signatures in Virginia and has already turned in 14,000. He hopes to bump that number up to 20,000 just for good measure. That will put his name on the ballot. Click here to read more about that.
He has also turned in the 500 necessary signatures to the North Carolina Board of Elections in order to qualify as a write-in candidate in North Carolina. Click here to read more about Goode's North Carolina campaign.
Then there, Gary Johnson. He's the Libertarian candidate from New Mexico.
Recent polls in Virginia show Goode pulling 9% of the vote. Most significantly almost all of that is coming from voters who report they would otherwise vote for Romney. Goode gets almost no Obama voters. Johnson pulls about as many Democrats away from Obama as he does Republicans away from Romney. But he has 24% of the independents going over to his side.
This could get to be very interesting. You can read more about it here.
If you're interested in where he stands and what his voting record in Congress has been click here.