The Tea Party's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Night - Newsweek
i think the tea party might have a chance if they actually had some decent candidates. angle? come one, guys, is that the best ya got?So far, the tea party has been the major political story of the 2010 election cycle, and in many ways it's a fascinating, vibrant reflection of the America's current fixations and frustrations. But given that the vast majority of the movement's favored candidates have lost their Republican primary battles--and given that the few candidates who've won, like Rand Paul and Sharron Angle, seem to be underperforming against vulnerable Democratic opponents--there's little reason to think that it will be a major electoral force anytime soon.