The Campaign Spot

Hey, Buddy, Assess the Size of This Crowd

I had urged the Tea Party folks to make their voices heard where it will have the greatest impact — at the local level of government, where officials aren’t used to 25, 50, 100, 200 or more people showing up with the message, “Don’t waste my money.”

Glenn Reynolds writes in, “Helen and I covered a local property tax protest put together by the Knoxville Tea Party folks. They got a few dozen people to the property assessor’s office to complain about big increases in assessments, with local media coverage and an hour-long back-and-forth with the assessor. More evidence of your proposition!”

Speaking of acting locally, there are elections today in Alexandria and Vienna, Virginia; Detroit, Michigan; certain Ohio school districts;and some other localities. Get out and vote, presuming you know who you want to vote for.