Jeff Simpson wrote about this here: "The 10 people left in the 'tea party' are going to be mad!"
Phil at Blogging Blue gave his take here: "Schadenfreude: Tommy Thompson Edition"
If this drama sounds familiar it is because Tommy had the same kind of strong Tea Party resistance when he sent up trial balloons for a U.S. Senate run in 2010. Those trial balloons were quickly and embarrassingly shot down. Do you remember the leaked email from Tea Party leaders? Remember how outraged they were at the Republican establishment attempts to push Tommy on them?
Just in case you would rather have a visual example, here is a video showing the Tea Party disdain for Tommy Thompson. I hope someone is shooting video at the convention if the Republican establishment really does try to silence and otherwise block the "true believers" that they were so willing to use over the last few years.