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Where the Tea Party is now




A supporter of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney waits for Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, to speak at the
A supporter of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney waits for Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, to speak at the "Patriots in the Park" Tea Party rally at the Wayne County Fairgrounds July 14, 2012 in Belleville, Michigan. The event was sponsored by Americans for Prosperity: Michigan and the Willow Run Tea Party Caucus.
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Voters who once despised Mitt Romney as the epitome of everything they hate about the Republican Party are now going door to door trying to swing votes for the GOP candidate.

Many members of the Tea Party may not find Romney to be the ideal candidate, but when it comes to defeating President Obama, they're willing to swallow some of their concerns.

For more on the role of the Tea Party in this fall's election, we'll talk to Kate Zernike author of the book, "Boiling Mad: Inside Tea Party America," and a reporter for The New York Times.