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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Toby Marie Walker
The tidal wave of anti-debt, anti-big-government voters that swamped Democrats in the 2010 congressional elections is readying itself again, poised to sweep Mitt Romney into the Oval Office, some political observers say.
The tea party protests and parades were much more modest this Tax Day, reflecting the grass-roots movement's metamorphosis from the mass fist-waving demonstrations of the past two years to something much more precise and targeted — a political "smart" bomb that, for now, shows no signs of becoming a third-party movement.
"I'm doing lot of phone calls talking to independents in other states," said Ms. Walker. "I've seen a shift in the past 30 days, going from an even split to 60 [percent] to 70 percent saying they have no confidence in Obama. That's not what I'm hearing from pollsters and pundits but from real people."