Former Congressman Virgil Goode delivered an acceptance speech following his election as the Constitution Party's Presidential Nominee.
He later joined C-SPAN on the Washington Journal to discuss his candidacy and take viewer calls.
Virgil Goode is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, who represented south central Virginia from 1997-2009. He was first elected to Congress as a Democrat in 1996. He later changed his party affiliation to Independent in 2000 & then to Republican in 2002. The Constitution Party states that its platform is based on the founding documents of the U.S., The Constitution, The Declaration of Independence and The Bill of Rights.
From his website, Mr. Goode says he will:
"offer a a real difference from Romney and Obama. I want a balanced budget sooner and not five to ten years in the future. I favor measures that will secure our borders and end illegal immigration and reduce legal immigration...My views of totally ending illegal immigration and reducing legal immigration are needed if America is to be saved. Both Obama and Romney are weak in this area in my opinion. Both Obama and Romney are gouging huge amounts of campaign funds from PAC's and big dollar donors. I am not taking any PAC donations, and am also limiting individual donations to $200 per person. It is time for grass roots America to have standing in our Government. I favor the many over the special few."