Skip to comments.Tea party will ‘absolutely’ back Romney in general election, says movement leader
Posted on 04/24/2012 8:00:09 AM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
Though the tea party wasnt particularly enthused about Mitt Romneys presidential candidacy during the primary, one tea party leader who was present at the inception of the movement says the tea party will get behind the former Massachusetts governor going into the general election.
Absolutely, the tea party can and will support Mitt Romney in the general election, and with great energy in the door-to-door ground game, said Michael Patrick Leahy, co-founder of The Nationwide Tea Party Coalition and author of the recently released book, Covenant of Liberty: The Ideological Origins of the Tea Party Movement.
Its important also to note that this is a strong sentiment at the local level among the 3,000-plus local tea parties.
Though on the core values, Mitt Romneys not as aligned with us as Michele Bachmann, hes far superior to Barack Obama, Leahy added.
Our job in the tea party movement is to cautiously but vigorously befriend Romney, while reserving the right to encourage him continuously to align more closely with our core values. This encouragement to align has already begun, and it will continue through and beyond election day.
Leahy also pushed back against the notion that the tea party is becoming increasingly irrelevant.
[T]he tea partys grassroots get-out-the-vote activities will be the deciding force of the 2012 presidential election, he contested.
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BASIC, FORT BENNING
My son is in the JROTC, VA 9th grade. He wants to join the Marines as soon as he graduates HS. I told him that if Obummer gets relected that I wanted him to wait till he's out of office before he signs up. He has agreed to it. (He can work on attaining higher degrees of black belt in Tae Kwon Do while he's waiting. Should be 1st degree near start of 12th grade)
I know this doesn't make you feel any better as your grandson is already in. I feel your pain. Believe me. I'm as worried about as you.
Just wanted to share.
I heard the same wailing and gnashing of teeth when Clinton was going to be re-elected, running against another squishy GOP liberal.
the reason the left can attack the tea party was because there is no leader to attack.
ala the sons of liberty.
Retard? Wow, that’s Freeper friendly. Seems to me that if we don’t vote for the Republican nominee, whomever that may be, we will be voting for Obama and guaranteeing him four more years of socialism promotion. I’m with Sarah Palin who said, “Anyone but Obama.” I suppose she’s a retard as well?
I don’t vote for pathological liars or Socialists. That rules Willard out.
Having said that, I'm not really pissed off at the ABO people. I'm pissed off at the people who came out early in support of Romney like Niki Haley, the gov. of SC, Ann Coulter etc. when there were still viable (real) conservatives still in the race. I'm not mad at the people who supported conservatives all the way down the line as far as they could. It' the A holes who came out early for Romney and who bought into the GOPE's "electablity" bull crap that I'm PO'd about.
Good looking kid Capt.
Mandate-Mitt is the PERFECT fit for what the 15 trillion Federal-Bloc wants.
An “emergency-crisis” 15 trillion anytime.
Federalites, Bill, Hill., Joe, and the gang, will not be voting for the Coffee Server, they’ll pull the lever for their Mandate-Man.
The “tea party” label has been hijacked.
I will not vote for Romney. Never. Ever.
If Romney should become President, we would probably have eight more years of liberalism. Remember, Ford’s defeat gave us Ronald Reagan.
If the Federal Bloc Mandate-Mandate Mitt gets “his Federalite APPOINTMENT” everyone with assets or savings be prepared.
there’s a conservative talk radio show in CALIFORNIA?
Wow, I feel like there’s hope for this country :)
That conservative that I vote for will not be perfect. But he will be conservative. Which you can't say about Romney.
You are rewarding the bad behavior of the GOP by proving that you will vote for whatever liberal crap they push. You might as well vote for Obama. Liberal is liberal.
And regardless of your childish name-calling, and projecting your frustration and anger at real conservatives.... we're still not going to vote for Romney.
In fact, if he gets the nomination, I'll campaign against him.
I don't rely on Washington DC for a guarantee for my freedom. I'm not a panicked sissy girl with soiled panties worried that my party won't win.
Talk about jack-ass statements! You have that cornered.
And Limbaugh got his start in No Calif.
Melanie morgan is a California girl with a a moning show out of San Fanciso.
Sarah Palin? The lady who, while a vary exciting conservative figure, has made one bone-headed political move after another... that’s your model?
As I recall, she hasn’t made a whiff of a difference in our political landscape. She quit her governorship, she toyed with us by making us think she might run, and she hasn’t even endorsed anyone (much less a conservative) so WHAT GOOD IS SHE TO US?
Make retarded statements and you’ll be called on it. Not voting for Obama is not the same thing as voting for Obama.
As a San Diego native that makes me happy to hear :)
He will get toreplace at least two more SC justices. It would be nice if they were not liberals.
Dig into the exit polling. It’s all there. No lie.
See my prior reply. This is in all of the exit polling done. It’s all there.
And please, let’s stick together despite our differences. Divided we fail.
I’m not expecting to change minds in here but people need to face reality. This election is different. It’s a matter of life or death.
Oh, that’s not my kid in those pictures above. He’s SWAMPSNIPER’s grandkid.
Sorry for the confusion. I’m in the habit of including the content of someone’s post in my replies to them so that others won’t have to hunt down the other parties post so find out what I’m talking about. I forgot to add the quote marks to indicate that.
And SWAMPSNIPER’S grandkid is a fine looking kid. I’m hoping my turns’ out as well.
The thing about the Tea Parties is that everyone is Spartacus and no one is in charge. There are many organizations and each speaks only for themselves.
USS Ronald Reagan and some you can tour.
We've had some very sucessful teapartys in SD also.
GIANT KICKOFF FOR TEA PARTY EXPRESS IN SAN DIEGO & LOS ANGELES (TPX II Oct 25th)
Tea Party Express II ^ | Oct 21, 2009 | Staff
Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 11:28:49 PM by Syncro
GIANT KICKOFF FOR TEA PARTY EXPRESS
IN SAN DIEGO & LOS ANGELES
THIS SUNDAY - OCTOBER 25TH
(SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA) - The Tea Party Express II (www.TeaPartyExpress.org) launches this Sunday with a giant kickoff rally in San Diego and a subsequent rally later in the day in Los Angeles.
The Tea Party Express II: Countdown to Judgment Day national tour will span 19 days, rallies in 38 cities, and cover more than 7,000 miles. The tour marks the one-year point from the 2010 elections when numerous members of Congress will be targeted for defeat, as a result of their support of higher deficits, growth in the size and intrusiveness of government, higher taxes, bailouts and more.
Horsecrap. I heard the same thing when Clinton was running for his second term. We survived it.
“Ill help re-elect Obama”
Obama, Romney, not much difference anyway. Go ahead and vote for the RNC nomination and show them there simply isn’t a candidate you wouldn’t vote for no matter what as long as he’s a Republican.
I have no passion for her, not sure how genuine she really is, we will have to agree to disagree.
The Tea party is not a party. It is an idea. That is what has been hijacked.