“You’ve got to be visible and seen, and not just on a fair weather sort of basis,” he said. “So I think some people will vote for him, but I don’t think anyone sees him as a serious candidate.”
Goode said he views himself “as the candidate that is right for America, this part of Virginia, and the country” at large because he is taking a stand on issues of illegal immigration and green cards, and is the only candidate with a real jobs plan.
“For example, neither Romney nor Obama really want to solve the jobs” problem, Goode said.
“I am for stopping the illegal immigration and calling for an almost moratorium on the issuance of green cards” to prevent immigrants from taking American jobs, he said. He added the two matters are related but different.
Currently, there are a “tremendous number” of green cards issued, Goode said of the card which authorizes immigrants to live and work in the U.S.
“The Democrats won’t touch that issue” because many immigrants vote for Democrats, he said.
The Republicans won’t touch the issue because some of that party’s financial backers want immigrants in this country because “they drive down wages,” Goode said. Republicans “really don’t want a middle class.”