I recently received a mailer from the Constitution Party seeking more funds for the upcoming 2012 election. Anyone involved in politics receives these things on a regular basis, but what interested me about this one was the following paragraph (full credit for underlining and poor grammar goes to the CP):
The Constitution Party is gearing up for the presidential election year, and its 2012 ballot access campaign. Former Virginia Congressman, Virgil Goode, has expressed a strong interest in seeking the Constitution Party Presidential nomination in 2012 and at its meeting this past weekend, the Constitution Party National Committee unanimously passed a resolution inviting him to do just that.
This could just be a fundraising ploy to ignite the party’s base and other people disgruntled with the GOP and its current field by raising the possibility of having a former congressman as their nominee, a decent accomplishment for a third party. Or, as I believe, he could actually be seriously considering a bid for president. Goode considered a rematch against Tom Perriello last year, who ousted him in Virginia’s 5th district in 2008 by just 727 (.24%). He decided to forgo a congressional run and, in November 2011, he joined the Constitution Party National Executive Committee.