But third, and by far my most important reason for wanting Romney to win big, is that an Obama win of any sort would be a horrible set-back for the Tea Party, given that the Tea Party has now thrown its considerable weight behind Romney. A big Romney win, on the other hand, will greatly strengthen the Tea Party, and I think that would be very, very good.Me, I'm not so sure. Firstly, I'm not so sure that the Tea Party is backing Romney in any big way. Indeed, the last year's procession of I'm not Romney candidates in the primaries suggests pretty strongly that much of Romney's support is because he's the I'm not Obama candidate.
Second, it seems that the Tea Party has been concentrating on state level (and local) elections, building a base inside the Republican Party. Sort of like a wasp laying an egg in the fat Establishment caterpillar to devour it from the inside. Whether this will be successful or not remains to be seen, but in any event seems to be far indeed from Romney and the current presidential election.
Then again, who knows? Maybe I'm wrong on this*. I'm still mulling over how I expect things to turn out during the Romney Administration.
* I thought I was wrong once, but was mistaken.