Well, if Mitt gets elected, he can bypass Tea Party House and Senate members and push his big-government liberalism with a coalition of RINOs and Dems.
Because, after all, with Beltway Dems and Pubbies, being in power is not about determining the size of government but who gets the lions share of the political booty. But those Tea Party rubes, well, they're SERIOUS about shrinking government and therefore the size of the swag. So the RINOs would rather lose to the Dems than win with the Tea Party.
So would, apparently, a lot of FReepers.