Wall Street Journal: Tea Partiers: The GOP’s ‘Elite Combat Troops’ in 2012?


Wall Street Journal view: the GOP is split into three camps: those who
don’t much like the tea party, those who like it but identify more as
Republicans, and those who identify more with the TEA Party movement
than the GOP itself.

Republican pollster and survey co-director Bill McInturff calls the
TEA Party the Republican’s “elite combat troops”. A rather odd term
but a term that undoubtedly some have come both to embrace and to
characterize the movement’s approach to politics.

One article published by the WSJ earlier today “Tea Party Already
Shapes ’12 Race” sees two major contenders at the fore at the moment.
Newt Gingrich seems to be the overwhelming favorite of those that
identify more with the TEA Party movement than with the GOP. Former
Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has an early lead among those that feel
greater allegiance to the Republican Party.

READ STORY http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2010/10/25/tea-partiers-the-gops-elite-combat-t…
and http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304354104575568730326784138.html?

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One response to “Wall Street Journal: Tea Partiers: The GOP’s ‘Elite Combat Troops’ in 2012?

  1. I find it interesting that Liberals and Progressives just couldn’t “get it together” to come up with an alternative message and wonder if that is a reflection of liberal culture, organizational skills, a lack of will… or perhaps a lack of passion. I notice the right has a lot of Veterans while the left… not so many… and wonder if military experience helps groups like the Tea Party organize and execute.

    In any case, the left’s inability to articulate a passionate, coherent message that resonates with the American public will be partly to blame for the election results in November. Personally, I’m glad they didn’t “get it together”.

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