That is EXACTLY how I would frame the Tea Party Candidates who are running on a platform that calls for the repeal of the 17th amendment. You want to see people get riled up? Tell them someone is trying to take something away from them. And this is one of those situations where there are NO easy talking points. There is no way these folks can sell the repeal of the 17th amendment to anybody other than their own idiotic membership. And for that matter any Republicans NOT running as Tea Baggers should have to answer whether or not they agree with them on repealing the 17th amendment so wee can get an even bigger schism in the GOP base.
Guys, this is what you call a no brainer so lets get with it.