What If They Threw A Tea Party And Nobody Came?
A scheduled tea party convention in October in Las Vegas has been canceled for lack of interest. It was the follow up to February’s paid Nashville event. The monies went to speaker Sarah Palin, who was not part of the Vegas event. So, without a major draw, perhaps tea partiers just don’t want to spend much time with each other.
…the convention was supposed to emphasize Tea Party groups working together — a contrast to the convention in February, which was plagued by infighting among groups, with sponsors and speakers dropping out right up until its opening hours.
A group called Unite in Action had hoped to have a three-day Tea Party extravaganza of seminars and rallies in Washington starting Sept. 10, but [organizer Barbee] Kinnison said that classrooms that the group had set up for 500 people ended up with only 5 in them. And a rally held by FreedomWorks that Sunday, while large, was far smaller than the one the group held a year ago.
“This was to be our gauge for the convention and if the owners should pursue the convention and see if they could even break even,” Ms. Kinnison wrote. “Well, the reports back from Washington were not good. The bottom line is … no convention this year for Tea Party Nation!”
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