My military friends have a favorite saying: "If you're not catching flak, you're not over the target." This campaign season, conservative women in politics have caught more flak than WWII Lancaster bombers over Berlin. Despite daily assaults from the Democratic machine, liberal media and Hollyweird—not to mention the stray fraggings from Beltway GOP elites—the ladies of the right have maintained their dignity, grace and wit. Voters will remember in November.
The reason the Tea Party will prove useless is that those in it are consumed with proving to the leftist PC regime currently in control that they (the Tea Party folks) are 100% on board with the leftist PC meme.
This is why the Tea Party is increasingly female led. White Men leading it would just be to un-PC.