I have already read of comments attributed to Lindsey Graham and to Trent Lott to the effect that it was a mistake to have, in the some losing races, candidates such as Christine O'Donnell as the Delaware senatorial nominee rather than such candidates as Mike Castle.
The argumant seems to go that, in the case of the Delaware race, "we" would have a Republican representing Delaware had Castle won the primary race.
That may be true.
But such arguments as attributed to Lott would indicate that some Republicans have learned nothing over the last decade.
If I can presume to speak for Tea Party types, going the GOP establishment way is how we got where we are now with a winked at liberal Democrat instigated financial meltdown on a GOP establishment watch plus the Dem. controlled Congress plus a Dem. White House plus all the bad legislation the liberals were able to ram through plus the indebtedness plus the historically high umemployment (Job security for GOP establishment types?).
The GOP failed in its fiduciary responsibilities by allowing the Dems to run wild.
So, doing it Graham's and Lott's way is a non-starter for the fired up voters of this election cycle.
Better to vote for the liberal Democrat or to not vote at all than to vote for people who are not true to their own professed values.
If the leftist wins, the leftist's own record will be the most persuasive argument for conservatism as I predicted would be Obama's record would.
So, the arguments of the GOP establishment are ultimately directed to turn people off so that they don't participate in the electoral process. I.e. they are characteristically elitist in spirit.
DeMint: Republicans Need to Heed the Call of the Tea Party