Being strict constitionalists has potential.<quoted text>
Thats very lofty.
However lets get back to the topic at hand
You remarked "He and other tea party favorites have helped thwart destructive legislation..."
As far as I can tell, he and the Tea Party, other than sinking Gun Control, have been abysmal failures. Do you agree? What else have they accomplished? Was the one small victory worth the pyrrhic consequences of the rest of the failed initiaves?
And wouldn't they of accomplish more of their agenda if they had learned the art of governing/legislating instead of trying to tear everything down like a bunch of spoiled brats?(sorry for the harsh characterization but I call it as I see it)
I don't think that you understand the political awakening that is happening.
Old geezers like John McCain are not conservative.
The conservative constitutionalist grass roots movement is taking hold and is poised to take over the conservative party, or gain enough steam to split off.
Its about the awakening, the Ted Cruz Rand Paul types are just the beginning.
There is no failure in promoting liberty.