Take a look at the latest data about the Tea Party:
What I derive from this isn't that the Tea Party is a viable third political party, which I hope it doesn't become as it will only split the conservative vote, but that the message of the Tea Party strongly resonates with voting Americans. The idea that our federal government has run amok isn't relegated to crazy right-wingers, but is a mainstream idea gaining traction among the electorate. Hopefully, this will influence how voters respond in November.
The data leaves me with questions, though. How many career politicians will co-opt the Tea Party message for their benefit and drop it as soon as they (re)secure their seats? Is the only way to assure necessary change (how bastardized has that word become?) in Washington to boot out all incumbents? Are all incumbents in need of retirement?
What are your thoughts?