Nothing has changed since the beginning. I stated this a couple of years ago, that the 'tea party' is nothing more that your run-of-the-mill Republican. Grassroots something new, my butt!
Romney is more of a 'tea party' type than Paul--the volumes that it speaks to "Don't tread on me" types.
This is precisely why so-called 'grassroots' movements never go anywhere. All they are is a manufactured movements for short-term political gain.
This is why I have stated that there are a number of seats in Congress that are fleeting for 'tea party' types. Once citizens realize what they are, well, it's all over with--back tot he two party system.