The Tea Party is a grass roots organization for sure. In order to win elections Tea Party candidates need to stick to conservative principles, a small government adenda and constitutional fundementals. Two senate races were blown neandrathals who made their platform about abortion. I abhor abortion but I abhor a marxist take over of the country more. Until republicans can stick to a message that can solve this country's financial woes instead of one that promotes social values that are apparently not shared by the majority of voters. Abortion is a loosing platform. Idiots running a prolife agenda for national office screw up any chance of gaining control again.