Skip to comments.Tea Party Shaping 2012 Race
Posted on 10/24/2010 5:30:44 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
The tea-party phenomenon is forcing possible Republican presidential candidates in 2012 to make early and potentially high-risk strategic gambles over how to harness the movement.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is traveling the country to build alliances with local tea-party activists in key presidential primary and caucus states.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is solidifying ties with traditional party leaders and organizations by helping them with fund raising and candidate endorsements.
The two potential rivals are acting on opposing assumptions about the newly energized but volatile tea party-infused Republican base. The results of their decisions will show the impact that tea-party supporters will have on the 2012 presidential race, and on the new political scene to emerge after the Nov. 2 midterm elections.
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F Romney. Wouldn’t vote for that scumbag if he was the last Republican on earth.
I suppose I’ll have to click through and see how long it took them to notice Sarah Palin.
Hope you’re lining up a new home on the Internet. We will not be supporting Romney on FR. Period.
Romney’s team is making a mistake. The Tea Party has not peaked yet. Insiders need to join the stampede or get trampled underfoot.
Watch Marine at Tea Party...
"According to a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, one third of Republicans say they don't back the tea party. Among this group, a slight plurality says Mr. Romney is the GOP's "most important leader."
One third of Republicans support the tea party so strongly that they describe themselves as part of the movement more than they identify as Republicans. Among this group, Mr. Gingrich is considered the GOP's "most important leader"ahead of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has tied herself closely to tea-party candidates this year.
The final third supports the tea party but identifies more as Republicans. Ms. Palin and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee are cited as top leaders most often among this group.
And that's why I say it's a good job by the WSJ.
It looks to me like everyone who is contributing is noticed.
Take it elsewhere. That big government abortionist whore of a politician is not wanted on FR. KMA if you don’t like it.
........Thank You Jim.......
MSM will push McMitt like they did McCain.
whats the use of rino romney?
Mitt Romney is not now and will never be a Tea Party candidate. Just the opposite, he’s a Big Government statist political whore!!
A week from Wednesday, we’ll be discussing the victories at the polls. Will we be talking about how Mitt Romney energized the party and brought them out in force? Will we talk about how Newt drew thousands to rallies and invigorated the electorate. I don’t think so.
We will probably be talking about Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint, Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck, Mark Levin, and Tea Party Express and how they used the Republican Party as the vehicle for bringing conservatives back into government.
The left will be talking about them too, saying that if Sarah hadn’t gotten involved, the Republicans would have won bigger. It will be her fault for every Republican loss. It took courage to get involved and lesser politicians, like Romney, waited on the sidelines until the victors were known.
We have a week left and lots of work to do, but after the election, we won’t forget who brought us to the party.
“how to harness the movement.”??
WRONG. We are harnessing them.
RINO Romney sucks. I wouldn’t vote for him EVER.
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