Few will argue the massive impact made on this year’s vote by the Tea Party. Election Day just days away, we’re here to find out how these super-conservative candidates will do, and what that could mean for U.S. politics. Get the full story, plus pictures and video below!

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With some calling these super-conservatives and abomination, and others hailing them as the saviors of U.S. politics, it’s tough to get a real bearing on this grass-roots movement. One thing you can’t deny is how these idealists have electrified the GOP’s voting base.

Surging to surprising victories over their GOP counterparts in primaries earlier this year, candidates such as Alaska’s Joe Miller and the ever-interesting Christine O’Donnell are rallying voters to their cause in the same way Obama did for the Democrats in the 2008 Presidential election. And we all saw how that turned out. Still, some are saying that for the Tea Party, Election Day will spell the end of if’s useful life. Find out more about that here. Mark Meckler, the cofounder and national coordinator of Tea Party Patriots., couldn’t disagree more.

“After Nov. 3, what you see is the Tea Party really get into gear and really find its stride,” says Meckler. “Our intent is to hold a meeting, shortly after the election and before the incumbents get their hands on these folks. Because we want to let these folks know a few things, the freshman class. No. 1, we want them to know that if they go to D.C. and they do what they are elected to do, that we have their back. … No. 2, we want them to know that if they don’t do the right thing that we’re not going to stand with them.”

And what is it that these ultra-conservatives believe in most? No tax-increases for the wealthy, no raising the debt-limit, and most of all, abolishing Obamacare. That may be all well and good, but will these ultra-conservatives even make it to Washington? Things aren’t looking as good as they once were. National ring-leader Christine O’Donnell is actually losing in Delaware to democrat Chris Coons, and as the de-facto national representative of the party that may not bode well for the rest of their candidates.

Still others are calling these candidates puppets of their party leader. Utah Republican Mike Lee says he will stick to the party line of not increasing national debt even if it means bankrupting the U.S.

“It’s an inconvenience, it would be frustrating to many, many people and it’s not a great thing, and yet at the same time, it’s not something that we can rule out,” he says. “It may be absolutely necessary.”

Some are calling this type of uncompromising political view refreshing, while others say it’s naïve and dangerous. What do you think of their chances on November 2? Let me know in the comment section after you check out the photos and both sides of the argument in the videos below!

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Photos: www.wenn.com/Carrie Devorah