Article Photos: Tiny presence, unknown impact for 3rd parties 2/3

  FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2008, file photo, former Va. Rep. Virgil Goode speaks to reporters in Rocky Mount, Va. Third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Virgil Goode have little money. They won't be on the presidential debate stage or muster a television ad presence. Each barely registers in state-by-state polls _ when survey takers bother to list them as options. Yet in a race between Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney that is likely to be won or lost at the margins, even blips can be a big deal. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Sam Dean, File)