Tea Party Sustainability
06/03/2012 1 Comment
After the 2010 Tea Party led victory in the House of Representatives, our local lefties claimed after it’s 15 minutes in the spot light the Tea Party would fade away. That has not happened. Glenn Reynolds, the Instapundit, writing at the Washington Examiner has some insight on Tea Party sustainability in his column: A Tea Party I-told-you-so
I liked his conclusion:
But there’s another reason why the Tea Party movement won’t go away in November: As millions of Americans were drawn into politics for the first time, many of them learned something important: It’s fun. It’s fun to elect candidates, fun to win elections — fun even to lose, sometimes, compared to staying home and shouting at the TV. Once involved in politics, people tend to stick around. I think that’ll happen here, too.
See you at the polls. Ellen and I are going to be poll watchers for the first time. We are looking forward to the experience. Glenn is right, this is more fun than hollering at the TV screen. We will also be checking in at Sue McGuire’s Election Party — win or lose it will be a fun event.