The Tea Party made more headlines with last week’s primary. Tea Party candidates defeated regular Republicans in two states and both sides of the political aisle, Democrats and Republicans, that is, are feeling the heat as the grass roots party scores wins.
“The New York Times” calls the Tea Party “a new fringe in American politics.” Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Colin Powell said last week that the party isn’t clear on specific issues, a weakness that could turn the movement into what Powell called “a fad.”
As political pronouncements go, that’s pretty tame. But the fact is, Tea Party activists are enthusiastic, boisterous, and they like to rally. Will their movement bring changes in November?