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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - Virgil Goode
Third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Virgil Goode are blips in the presidential race. Yet in a tight race between Democratic President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney that likely will be won or lost at the margins, even blips can be a big deal.
As a Libertarian, I was intrigued to read the article "Va. GOP finds hope in polling for Goode" (Web, Sept. 23). The most entertaining part was the quote from Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Virginia Democrat, who said: "I think it's part and parcel of a shameful philosophy that has somehow taken over the party of Lincoln. What's the harm in letting people [get] on the ballot?"
Mitt Romney is likely to have more company on the Virginia ballot than he'd prefer in November.
"I think most people have a general idea of the Constitution, and somewhat of the Bill of Rights. But you've got to have done some reading or have had ... some college courses to know some of the cases," Mr. Goode said.
Virgil Goode, a former congressman who is the Constitution Party's presidential candidate this year, said he wasn't surprised that many of the questions flummoxed voters, particularly with all of the confusion Supreme Court precedents add into the mix.