I was thinking about this indepth a few days ago, went over statistics, and really delved deep into considering whether or not Tea Partiers and Republicans are the same entity, and I came to a very simple conclusion: the vast majority of Tea Partiers are Republicans/Conservatives, but only some Conservatives/Republicans are Tea Partiers.
Not all of the crazy in the Republican Party was outsourced to the Tea Party movement, but I'd say the core of it has been. The morally corrupt sort who are more interested in wielding power and serving big business seem to have stuck with the Republican Core (Karl Rove), while the crazy Middle-Class elements have left the fray and formed their own movement.
There are three groups left in the Republican Party that haven't sworn allegiance to the Tea Party at this point: Libertarians (because they're rejected for not being social conservatives), big-business types (because they're rejected for not being true populists), and sane Republicans (because they refuse to carry Obama is Hitler signs, and they actually believe in moderation and are eschewed by the Tea Party for that reason).
Oh no, it's very like she will. And I'll be glad that it's not another one of those Socialist Democrats.
If empirical evidence is any indication, you're wrong about her electoral chances.
The socialist label simply because Democrats support government programs and intervention is unfair. Because, using that logic, the Tea Party is Socialist too (someone cue dramatic music). The majority of them want their social programs, such as Medicare and Social Security, left alone. They only seem to be against social programs that don't benefit them.