Well what is happening is that the republican leadership is starting to realize that they cannot have the Limbaugh's and O'Reilly's leading the party down the road to oblivion<quoted text>
And let's not forget the in-fighting that we're seeing in the Republican party at this time. You have Bil O'Reilly on FOX coming out and saying that he is supportive of same-sex marriage. And you have Mike Huckabee and the other tea-partiers not only boycotting FOX, but also saying that if a Republican leader supports same-sex marriage, they will break off and form their own party.
They're going to eat themselves alive...
The Tea Party is part of the problem with being the party of stupid.
It is a civil war within the party, they only have 2 choices, leave the idiots vetting their candidates ( which is the road to oblivion ) or shed them and start working on more serious, and viable candidates that are willing to work with both sides of the isle.