Tea party candidates spark doubts for GOP establishment
Looks like the GOP is now trying to close the barn door. Uh-huh, good luck with that. I got a kick out of the last line (emphasis mine).
Clearly, this isn’t an election season favoring establishment politicians. But the past week has shown Republican leaders that there are hazards in embracing an anti-establishment slate of candidates as well, as the misadventures of a clutch of tea party–backed candidates have party strategists worrying whether, come November, they’ll be ready for prime time.
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It’s still early in the campaign season, so some of these incidents will no doubt prove more damaging than others. But as the candidates favored by movement activists prepare to join forces with the GOP establishment to make the final push into the general election season, don’t be surprised to see a bouncer or two doing background checks outside the tea party door.