Others point out that the GOP Establishment is pushing back hard and that means that the Baggers have lost some influence:Now, will they still be around? You can bet that those elite funders will still be around. They’re not going anywhere. The activists are committed, organized, fiercely aroused people, but they are older. And they’re not recruiting others, so they’re not going to last forever.But they’re not standing down anytime soon.
In Tuesday's first-in-the-nation primaries in Texas, the movement mostly settled for having an impact on key races rather than actually winning them. That may become a pattern in other states as primaries continue into the fall, many national GOP strategists believe.To me, the Baggers seem to have declined from a serious political movement to just fodder for conservative talk radio.