I predicted many times on FR that if Romney was the R nominee, the Tea Party would have a candidate on the ballot in most red states and Baraq would win with a Clintonian plurality.
That didn’t happen.
There’s no national Tea Party candidate, just some fringers.
I don’t see Goode having any effect outside of Virginia.
Third party candidates who got serious numbers of votes like Anderson and Perot were getting big publicity well before Labor Day.
I’d guess outside of FR and Virginia, Virgil is about as well known as I am.
Virginia could be all it takes to sink Romney. If Obama wins Virginia, he's re-elected.