I wrote this at the link so here it goes again:
The bottom line is that the tea party has a blend of different voices who were originally connected by overspending in Washington which they wanted to lower and fix. Overtime they have began to morph into different directions with people disagreeing on direction.
Therein lies the problem too many factions of people agreed on basic principals, but they don’t on everything else. Conservatives, Libertarians, some fiscally minded former democrats and even independent minded people joined the movement. They have a hard time choosing candidates.
My ideal candidate would embolden qualities of different people within the tea party.
Conservatives will always differ from liberals, whether they call themselves libertarians or whatever.
Conservatives are the largest portion of the tea party.