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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It Romney gets the nod (which appears virtually certain) I will hold my nose and vote for him. I won’t like it but it beats Obama. Staying home would be the same as voting for Obama.
Romney is a democrat who makes John McCain look like a rock ribbed conservative.
You might also consider voting against O without voting for Willard, if that is the best choice the two-party system gives us.
My son convinced me that a vote for, say, the Constitution Party candidate will be recorded as a vote against both unacceptable party candidates and that is the statement I wish to make and for the elites to know.
About about as much chance of that as you taking over the Communist Party of China.
And my grandson will still have to serve under Barack Obama.
Rejecting the implied guilt.
I disagree. But you do whatever you feel is proper and I will do whatever I feel is right.
Anybody who claims to both support Romney and be a representative of the tea party movement is either confused or lying about one or the other.
I took that as being a nice way of saying hold his feet to the fire. I thought he was saying, hey, the tea party and Mitt are not close friends, we are going to be open to being friendly if he wants, but we will be always in his facing forcing him right.
If this guy is a flake or a fraud then ok, I reject the message. It may be just his own personal opinion. I don’t like any name that contains the words “Patrick” and “Leahy” though.
The Tea Party originally started out as an anti-tax movements of protestors who were “Taxed Enough Already”. That was its original intention, anyway.
They’re not speaking for me.
I will never back Romney.
I know you are proud of your grandson. He is making his own career choices and not having to serve against his wishes.
Your insinuations have affected me and have strongly influenced my determination to double-down on resisting the take-the-Republican-or-it’s-your-fault-if-O-is-relected kind of thinking you and, amazingly, some others on FR employ.
Totally reject what you’ve posted.
> Tea party will absolutely back Romney in general election, says movement leader
That should read:
Tea party will absolutely back Romney in general election, says Tea Party Turncoat.
Bachmann was as conservative and Tea Party as we could get. And....she put herself out there and ran for President.
Now you get Mitt or Obama.
I’d take Bachmann any day.
I posted a link to it yesterday, I guess no one had any questions for them here, as it got no replies
Save the link, and you can call in and ask them next Monday.
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April 23, 2012 | Radio Personalities
Posted on 04/23/2012 8:46:27 PM PDT by Syncro
We have a great show tonight - this is the last show before the "Restoring the American Dream" Bus Tour starts!
The Tea Party Express Hour starts at 8:00 PM PST and goes until 10:00 PM PST.Listen live at 8:00 PM PST/11:00 EST hereWe really want to hear from Tea Party Express members and supporters and would love for you to call into the show and let us know what is on your mind. Last week, we had some great calls from around the nation.>We will be taking calls from around the country on our studio line at 1-888-344-1170.Tonight's Program.Tonight's program will be hosted by Tea Party Express Co-Founder Howard Kaloogian.
Tonight's host Howard Kaloogian
Conservative Activist Emery McClendon
Joining Howard tonight will be Ft. Wayne, IN Tea Party Member Emery McClendon. Emery has been recognized as one of the most dedicated activists in the conservative movement. He is the local Tea Party Express coordinator in Indiana and is helping us with our rallies to support Richard Mourdock in his fight against Sen. Dick Lugar..Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer
Amy will be on the show to discuss the details of the upcoming Tea Party Express Bus Tour- "Restoring the American Dream."
The bus tour starts on Friday in Pittsburgh, PA and will continue on holding 20 rallies over a two week period.
About the Show.The Tea Party Express is excited to partner with radio talk show host Rick Amato and KCBQ AM 1170 in San Diego by launching a weekly conservative radio program that focuses on Tea Party issues called the Tea Party Express Hour. The show is hosted by former California Assemblyman and Chairman of the Our Country Deserves Better PAC (parent organization to Tea Party Express) Howard Kaloogian every Monday evening at 8 PM PST (11PM EDT)..Featuring updates from Washington insiders, Tea Party activists around the country and guest callers, the show is certain to contain important insight regarding the crucial economic issues facing America today.
The Tea Party Express Hour can be streamed every Monday at 8 PM PST at TeaPartyExpress.org or www.SecureTheseRights.net. If you are not available to join live, podcasts will also be made available online at TeaPartyExpress.org.WHAT: Tea Party Express Hour Radio ShowWHEN: Every Monday at 8 PM PST/11 PM EST