in the book alas Babylon
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Randy's comment about the Constitution lost the election. He hadn't formulated an answer to the ever controversial question of his feelings about the Supreme Court or tempered his stance so that he could ride both sides of the fence. The people of his state would end up considering him a traitor. None-the-less, he answered with truth and conviction.
"He said: "I believe in the Constitution of the United States-all of it."
There had been snickers and snorts from the rim of the crowd, and his listeners, except for the reporters from Tampa, Orlando, and the county weekly, had drifted away. In later speeches, elsewhere, he attempted to explain his position, but it was hopeless."