The majority of this article is in reference to the death of the Tea Party, but that's mundane, so let's look at the far more interesting conclusion of the piece. Is the Tea Party over? Radical social conservatism may have brought it to an end – Telegraph Blogs The obvious answer is yes. Generally, the youth shun the Republican Party, but Ron Paul was able to appeal to this demographic strongly. As the Republican Party becomes older it needs to start trying to appeal to younger voters, and the only way to do that is to adopt the Ron Paul platform.