Skip to comments.Tea partiers will vote for ‘whoever’ GOP nominee ‘turns out to be’, says tea party scholar
Posted on 03/12/2012 8:50:43 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Just because the tea party hasnt been as noisy this election cycle doesnt mean it wont be a force come November, says Elizabeth Price Foley, author of The Tea Party: Three Principles.
When it comes to the presidential contest, I think the tea partiers will turn up in droves, she told The Daily Caller.
They arent rallying in the street anymore I think theyve been there, done that, so they appear to be quieter. But tea party chapters are still alive and vigorous, and they are just chomping at the bit to pull a lever in November.
Whats more, says Foley, is that tea partiers will ultimately rally behind whomever the GOP nominee turns out to be.
And frankly, I think many tea partiers are eager to pull the lever in favor of the Republican presidential nominee whoever that turns out to be simply because, from their perspective, that persons policies will be clearly preferable to those of President Obama, she said.
Foley is the rarest of species: a tea party academic. A law professor at Florida International University and chair in constitutional litigation for the Institute of Justice, Foley says many of her liberal colleagues didnt receive her pro-tea party book too well.
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YES!! you got it!
If a “republican” candidate is nearly as far left as Obama, I’m not sure it’s to our benefit to have an (R) after the name as listed in the history books. I will not under any circumstances vote for Romney. It has nothing to do with anti-Mormon bigotry (there are quite a few LDS politicians I would prefer over anyone in the race). It has to do with Romney’s extreme pro-abortion, anti-gun, and big government policies. As terrible as Obama II would be, and it would be a nightmare because he hates everything good about America, Romney, Part I, followed by a liberal Dem could easily be even worse. In November, I’ll vote for someone worth having, even if I have to write in Newt/Sarah/Perry/Cain/Bachmann/DeMint/Santorum.
The Tea Party does not exist to serve as a cheering section for Advocatus’s favorite candidate. Sorry.
Sure are a bunch of closet Romney supporters on this thread.
When the only positive thing you can say about your RINO is that he isn’t quite as bad as Obama you have already lost me.
Especially when it takes an electron microscope to find any differences between the two.
this ex-mormon won’t live in a country under a mormon president
Mittens is currently down to 3rd on my list after Newt & Rick. However I will concede Mitt is well practiced in making the hard decisions of cutting spending. He could’nt have survived in the private sector for 25 years unless he tried to create surpluses in every outfit. He has fired hundreds of people when necessary. I think he is likely to be the most virulent spending cutter. The part of Mitt which concerns me is his attitude towards global warming and illegals and rights of GLBT.
If conservatives vote for Mitt Romney, they lose the election, their self-respect, and any hope of effecting policy change in D.C.
I won’t vote for Willard.
Why exchange apostate Willard for aposotate Obama?
1) I never claimed the Tea Party exists to cheer my candidate, 2) I don’t recall ever mentioning my “favorite candidate,” and you might as well declare the Tea Party dead if it is supposed suspend it’s very message and boost a liberal RINO like Mitt Romney. I’m not drinking the kool aid.
Who nominated O'Connor and who nominated Thomas?