Originally Posted by Mr. Kotter
If Romney loses the tea party will be, rightly, put in their place--as the lunatic fringe. The Republicans will be left to search for the prophet to lead them out of the wilderness--just like the Dems did in 1992 behind a fellow named Bill Clinton. Government should be about consensus, compromise, and majoritarian politics; not about division, ideology, and fringe politics. Unless the GOP understands that, their days in the wilderness will continue.
Its not like Romney is a teabagger guy. I think the teabaggers will continue to be an influence at the state and especially district level where they will continue to drag the party right with threats of running primaries against and sometimes beating R incumbents.