I would add that the TP steer clear of social issues, especially at the federal level.
Gay marriage? Not a federal issue.
Drug war? We can't afford it, not a federal issue.
Abortion? Not a federal issue, kick it back to the states.
Healthcare? We can't afford it, block grant Medicare/Medicaid to the states to be run or abolished on a state by state level.
Just get the feds out of every issue that isn't clearly and specifically authorized in the constitution.