Those in power always results others seeking their power and party hierarchies are comprised of those in power, the power that comes from winning elections.
If the Tea Party continues as it has, it won’t be too long before the are the GOP “elites.”
This election will help continue that process.
BLUNTLY put - many 'conservatives' have never darkened the door of their own DISTRICT GOP meetings. They take place every month - votes take place - people climb the ladder within the GOP at local, district and county levels. People here that ignore that, and then decry the GOP-e, don't have a leg to stand on.
The national committee is made up of only three people from each state, the state chairman, the state committee man and the state committee woman. Who here can name them?