That’s right. The tea party has got to TAKE OVER the pub party if it wants to have stronger influence over who gets in the sweepstakes to run for potus. It’s power politics. The gop-E wants a “moderate” who can appeal to “independents” who voted for that man last time. We say that strategy is ineffective. Until we have enough clout to force their hand, WE are irrelevant.
In other words, fight like hell but don’t take it personally.
About about as much chance of that as you taking over the Communist Party of China.