The future for republicans is not tea party, it is libertarian. The internal consistency of libertarianism is so refreshing to people. When my democratic young friends hear me talking about economics, they assume that I am a standard conservative republican and thus a knuckle dragging neandethal. But, when I point out that I am actually libertarian, suddenly they engage me and open their minds to the possibility tha I might be correct on issues. Mitt is proof that the current party model does not sway anyone.