What does it mean for a candidate to be a "tea-party" candidate?
There are multiple US political personalities who are considered to be "tea party" personalities, such as Jim DeMint, Sarah Palin, etc.
I have also heard multiple sources quantify the number of "tea party" candidates who have taken office.
What does it mean for a politician to be a "tea-party" politician? as opposed to not a tea-party politician.
- Does it mean they are merely fiscally conservative?
- Does it mean that they're young?
- Does it mean that they're outsiders?
- Does anyone who identifies themselves with the tea party get to be considered tea-party?
As far as I know, the Tea Party is mainly about Low tax and low spending, which also seems to be a pillar of the Republican and libertarian platform, so what else is it?