Well, keep in mind that the Tea Parties are just a kind of one visual element of a very active citizenry out across America today. We're seeing in a lot of the primaries for the Senate, for instance, a great old senator like Dick Lugar losing because I think the Tea Party, as well as just all common sense Americans are getting engaged.
So the Tea Party's still there. It's grown. It's better organized. Only a small part of it goes under the umbrella of Tea Party. They all go under the umbrella of let's save America.
VAN SUSTEREN: Yes, but there is still somewhat of a group -- it's -- you know, I mean, it still is a faction.
VAN SUSTEREN: And tends to be more Republican than Democrat. And I'm curious if you think that Governor Romney sees this as an important element? And is he speaking directly to the concerns of the Tea Party?
DEMINT: I think he is. I think a lot of Republicans have learned that we need to embrace these ideas, which are ideas that are part of our platform, just limited government, less spending, less debt. Certainly, Romney's talking about that.
But that's what brings the Tea Party together. They're a very diverse group of conservatives, libertarians and evangelicals and secular -- I mean, a group that's come together, concerned a lot about the fiscal issues in our country.
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