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 :)
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