I've commented on this before (here, here, and here), but I'll say it again: The Tea Party movement does not reflect mainstream America. The group is really little more than disgruntled Republican Party extremists in political drag.
Here's some numbers that make it very clear what we have is really weak tea.
P.S.: If you're wondering what happened in the last election, keep in mind that the election was not a referendum for the Republican Party, or the Tea Baggers. President Obama and the Democratic Party have done their level best to leave Independents and their Democratic base uninspired. People are still pissed off about the bailouts and how the American consumer/taxpayer/homeowner/worker are getting the shaft in all of this. Suggesting that the Tea Party movement should get credit for the 2010 electoral outcome is like claiming roosters should get credit for the sun coming up.