As I wrote a few evenings ago, when I attended a local Tea Party in a Republican dominated area, I didn't expect more than two dozen individuals to attend, including myself, however, over two hundred American Patriots attended! The entire conference room was packed, dozens of local citizens were standing in the back, and dozens more were listening in from outdoors. I couldn't believe it.
I never saw a political meeting with over 200 attendees before, besides for a Republican BBQ last year, and never before with a conference room, meeting place, or local eatout with dozens leaning in to hear what was being said. What does this mean? Well, in a electoral area where several hundred voters could impact a Sheriff's election or anyother election for that matter; significant local power could be in the hands of "Tea Partiers".
Think about it: Most American elections are local elections; Townships, Cities, Villages, County's and State Legislature. This is where the Tea Party movement will be at it's strongest, I'm not doubting their national or federal power, but all power is local, and in a County of 30,000 folks, 250 Tea Partiers can make one hell of a difference.
Don't doubt me. Republicans lost a Sheriff's election by under 50 votes last November, a seat our party controlled for decades, worse the candidate we lost the election to was a former member of the Republican Party, who joined the Democrats in the middle of the night. Imagine hundreds of elections such as the one I mentioned across the Nation - coming down to 200 Tea Partiers per County. This is a movement to be respected, at all costs.
Tea Partiers might hold national power, but they hold significant local power.
Bookmark our site!
Consider advertising on our site!