I am just going to come out and say it. The Tea Party Movement is for real…They have gotten organized and are growing by the day. They have started showing up on the radar of the media and if you’re running for office in Florida, you had better take notice because in a close race they might make you or break you.
When candidates are speaking to members of the Tea Party, they are not speaking to people that are “likely” to vote. They have Election Day circled on their calendars and are going to treat it like nothing less than their super bowl. Shaking up political races was what an article in USA Today said and that’s exactly what they’re gonna do here in Central Florida.
They have passion, they have intensity and a little attitude mixed in for good measure. Their B.S meters are constantly on and when you’re speaking in front of these guys you had better have some real content or you’re going to lose them. The real question is how is they’re presence going to effect the races this year?
Well old school “out of the loop” Republican candidates are slowly wading into the events, a little at a time, kinda like the new guy at a party that is not sure whether they should be there or not. They have to be careful not to alienate their base, but there doesn’t appear to be any run-away primaries in the Orlando area this year so you will see them there.
If you even thought any of the government spending done this year was a good idea, even if it was a Freudian slip you had while watching the news for something you thought was completely off topic, you had better stay away.
It really is exiting stuff; it demonstrates that when a group of Americans put their thoughts and hard work together, they really can accomplish anything and by anything I mean the difference between winning and losing a Central Florida election.