Well, well, well, isn’t this interesting?
Former Virginia Congressman Virgil Goode has reportedly joined the far right Constitution Party, a surprising move that could presage an unconventional bid for a comeback.
Goode lost narrowly in 2008 to Thomas Perriello, marking one of the most dramatic ideological shifts in the Congress, and this move can spur “speculation that he might run for his old congressional seat in 2010 or for president in 2012,” according to the Independent Political Report, which reported the move.
One of Goode’s main issues is, as he puts it, “[supporting] the state of Arizona as they fight against the invasion by illegal aliens.” Apparently, the Republican Party isn’t crazy and extreme enough on this issue (or any other) for ol’ Virgil. Whatever.
Anyway, let’s just hope that Goode runs for Congress this year, handing Tom Perriello an almost certain path to (easy) reelection. Of course, Goode could also run in 2012 for President, helping to hand Barack Obama an easier path to reelection as President. Either way, all I can say is “Go Virgil!” 🙂