The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

Tea Parties Aren’t Third Parties, at Least Not Yet


Somehow, Dave Weigel gets conservative sources to return his calls so he can appear in a publication owned by the Washington Post, to reveal that the Tea Parties, so far, aren’t splitting the right-leaning vote the way Democratic strategists hoped:

This is the fear that Democrats fervently hope is legitimate: The Tea Party will tear the GOP apart. But Tea Party activists aren’t acting the part. On the contrary, any attempt to break away and split conservative votes for the midterms is met with several megatons of force, from the courts to the Fox News studio.

Tags: 2010 , Tea Parties


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