Since the victory of Scott Brown in Massachusetts, there is a lot of talk about how Republicans can win in November, harnessing the power of the Tea Party movement. The left wants to dismiss Tea Party as irrelevant and angry and the right can't figure out how to harness their influence. Strangely what both sides fail to realize is Tea Party (and other like minded groups) are not to be controlled or harnessed. That-in fact-is where the actual power comes from. Tea Party is not an organization really, its a mind-set and you can't control that.
As is proven by the election of Scott Brown, Tea Party isn't a conservative only movement, it's a smaller, fiscally responsible government, stay out of my pants/pockets/bedroom movement. Overwhelmingly America is seeing the false promises of government and it's inability to provide.......well, anything really. Independents and moderate Democrats are finding their leaders going much too far and they are joining in the Tea Party. Especially in a true blue state like Massachusetts, conservatives did not get Scott Brown elected. Intelligent, thinking human beings, tired of being ignored by their representatives got Scott Brown elected. Most assuredly, the majority of those folks were not only decidedly not conservative, they weren't Republicans either.
The Republican party and the media need to let go this idea of harnessing and controlling Tea Party. From this point forward you will see candidates win who support values and policies based on the Founding Fathers and the documents they created. Over so many years these ideas and our foundation have been forgotten. Tea Party is the driving force bringing those things back to the awerness of the American people.