Tea Party: Turning of the tide?

Instapundit in the WaPo.

Even with Obama gone, there will be a major role for the Tea Party movement. Republicans will need to have their feet held to the fire. With a budget crisis pretty much inevitable no matter what happens in November, small-government fiscal-responsibility types will still have a lot to do. And the Tea Party takeover of local and state Republican machinery will continue.

But there’s another reason why the Tea Party movement won’t go away in November: As millions of Americans were drawn into politics for the first time, many of them learned something important: It’s fun. It’s fun to elect candidates, fun to win elections — fun even to lose, sometimes, compared to staying home and shouting at the TV. Once involved in politics, people tend to stick around. I think that’ll happen here, too.




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