Sorry, but the Tea Partiers really are crazy. They want to take away our right to vote for our Senators! Why Repeal 17th Amendment? They want our Senators to be appointed. Back room deals. Corruption. Great idea. So several Republican candidates who are trying to get the Tea Party vote had had to walk back from supporting this stupid idea. Tea Party-Backed Repeal Of The 17th Amendment Gets Republicans Into Trouble | TPMDC Here's a little history about how the 17th amendment came about. http://www.magicvalley.com/news/opinion/editorial/article_8910467b-72b6-5eb0-9df4-143af29432fe.html And Mark Twain's words pertain to the Tea Party Republican candidates of today, in my opinion.