Skipping right to the summary at the end of the article:
It is why talk of the Tea Party waning is nonsense. It may not have the presidential candidate it wants, but only because there was no such individual.
Broadly speaking, it now has the policies it wants, the Republican Party it wants and the adversarial style of politics it wants.
Politico quotes one Tea Party leader, Greg Fettig: "The message to the establishment is, 'You're our servants. We're the masters. Do what you're supposed to do, adhere to the constitution, or we'll fire you.'"
It's interesting how the stories are written when this happens to a Republican, compared to when it happens to a Democrat.
Actually, most Democrats just "retire" rather than face the electorate when their actions in Washington no longer serve the people they are supposed to represent.
I give Lugar credit for having the courage to face the voters. And I'm glad the TEA Party was able to make their statement by defeating him.
It's also interesting that very few of the stories and columns about this even mention the name of the man who will be the next Senator from Indiana, Richard Mourdock.