Well the Tea Party perhaps has found a couple of leaders, specifically R PAul and T Cruz. They conservatives & Libertarians who hold their noses to vote for pubs are pretty fed up with pols who play lip service to principles of Freedom and Small Government our Republic was founded on. SO the pub party is where the fight is being fought, the Roves, McCains Bushes and O'Connells against the Tea PArty and it's leaders. McCain will be far tougher on Cruz and Paul than he would ever be on Obama. This battle could destroy the pubs, but the Coke/Pepsi establishment has to be challenged and an alternative presented to save the country. People like Cruz/Paul may be that alternative. The Elites of both parties are upset with the Cruz challenge to business as usual. There will be a lot of article talk on the right about this schism. I am making this thread a a repository of articles about this battle vs the establishment. First up How to actually challenge the prevailing 'wisdon'. SOmething that terrifies the pub establishment who want to play game to win elections instead of leading and laying out a case for freedom: Jeffry Lord at the American Spectator is doing a great job of documenting the war between the pub establishment and the upstarts. The American Spectator : Ted Cruz Extends the Buckley Rule As pointed out what is the point of winning elections if you don't stand for anything, after all that is the stock in trade of bums like Rove and produces candidates like McCain.