If the GOPe has capitulated to the tea party I’d like to see it because I sure can’t see it on my own.
Just a guess here that the GOP-e is afraid that they could lose this thing and this would put them on the road to extinction. The Tea Party would take their ball and split, leaving them to become the next Whig Party.
So begrudgingly and with great consternation they are turning this campaign over to the Tea Party and stepping aside. Tim Pawlenty’s resignation was Step 1.
Just a guess on my part mind you.