The Daily Caller story this morning had that Mitt Romney and his campaign have not reached out to the two “major” TEA Party organizations. What I take away from it are two things: first off, there is not a “major” TEA Party group that speaks for me, as a conservative, I speak for myself; second, if Mitt Romney wins the primaries without broaching TEA Party people he will crush the movement and the Rockefeller Republican wing will again have destroyed the new improved Republican brand. It has only been since 2009, that we have seen Republicans speak as Conservatives, not big government liberals – the hold is tenuous, the desire to “fit in” is great in DC, but the bottom line is, We The People must hold the line in this fight of our lifetime Dirty Doings In The Mitt Romney Campaign
Two of America’s most active national tea party organizations say former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has made no effort to win them over, despite his apparent need to attract more grassroots support.
“As far as I am aware, we’ve had no contact with Romney’s campaign, nor have any of his representatives reached out,” Mark Meckler, co-founder and national coordinator of Tea Party Patriots, told The Daily Caller.
Meckler, however, acknowledged: “We haven’t had a lot of contact with the candidates in general, though [congresswoman Michele] Bachmann, [businessman Herman] Cain, and [former House Speaker Newt] Gingrich have all spent a lot of time attending and speaking at a variety of local tea party events.”
Matt Kibbe, president of the influential tea party group FreedomWorks, says he is not aware of any attempts by the Romney campaign to contact his organization. “I think their strategy is explicitly to sort of wait out the primary in the hopes that they’re the last man standing,” Kibbe told TheDC. “And he’s doing it without repudiating Romneycare, and he’s doing it without really changing who he is … fundamentally he’s the establishment candidate, so I don’t think he thinks he needs the grassroots base to win.”
If you don’t believe beating back the Rockefeller wing of the Republican Party is as huge as beating the Democrats you have not been paying attention!