We have some Tea Parties openly attacking Mitt, others bickering over Rick vs. Newt, while the process of the nomination is vaild and important we are at a critical juncture here and need to look at what got us here in the first place. Policy and local elections are the bread and butter of the TP and it's time we get back to that with our media message and grassroots organizational efforts.
We have to look at the 2018 election as the one that has our "perfect" candidate because we grew candidates through the local election process up to a national level leader. 2012 is not our fight at the executive level other then to beat Obama. The gains in the house and taking the Senate along with securing gains at the state level should be our focus. We need to back the lead horse in the presidential race and find ways to work and team with him (Mitt) to get some core planks in the GOP platform going forward.
Tea party leaders are starting to compete for dollars and losing sight of the issues that got us here. Fiscal issues, health care and personal accountability. The joint media message we should be pushing is one of issues and policy with a focus on all the Obama has done wrong not what candidate for President is the "most" tea party. We have taken a gun out and aimed it at our foot, I hope we don't pull the trigger but we are close. Lets call for an end to the GOP race by 6 June primary and get to the business of attacking Obama on every front from gas, to spending, to debt, to health care to trade, to drilling to entitlements...we have plenty to best him in a landslide in 2012 if we get back to basics and cut the infighting and bickering!