It seems to me that if Mitt Romney had not been forced to pander to the TEA party in order to get the nomination, he could have presented himself consistently as a moderate conservative. Instead he appeared to be a flip-flopping B.S. artist which made many Americans feel that they did not know what type of President he would really be. This uncertainty surely caused an awful lot of 'undecideds' to vote for President Obama. So it seems that the single most important goal of the TEA Party - to prevent the President from getting re-elected - was undermined by themselves! The irony is incredible!