Everybody is in a panic about the future of conservatism these days, but they are forgetting one basic point: the Democrats have no good record to run on. Yes, they have the White House. Yes, they have huge demographic advantages. Yes, they could win in 2014 or 2016. But at the end of the day, liberalism doesn't work. That's why left-wing parties in Europe and Canada are in so much trouble. Here the government has more room to borrow, and that borrowing is helping to keep the Democrats afloat. However, that borrowing is not leading to real, sustainable prosperity, and liberals are incapable of making the type of systemic changes that will be necessary to re-start the U.S. economy.
For now, Tea Partiers have been beaten. The combination of the Administration, the Democrats, the Media, and the GOP Establishment was too much for them. But they are right about Obamacare, they are right about the debt, and they are right about government spending. They just need to keep working, and keep waiting. Eventually, when the Establishment of both parties has given up on the future of America – and we are very close to this point already – the Tea Partiers will be in a position to lead. I don't know how long this will take – but if Conservatives distance themselves from the bi-partisan Establishment, and keep warning about all the mistakes that are being made, their chance will come.