Were you at Woodstock? It was a seminal event — some 500,000 strong. Although a little muddy and a little dopey, the energy delivered from the masses was like no other. People from all over the country showed up to peacefully protest Lyndon Johnson’s Vietnam War while they enjoyed great music from the likes of Joe Cocker, among many others. Inevitably, Woodstock turned out to be unprecedented in scope and influence; a coming together of people from all walks of life with a single common goal.
I am convinced that the 2012 elections will require the same kind of mega-energy from the Tea Party in order to wipe Team Obama from the American landscape. The Tea Party ideally would have a candidate who can project its views — such as a Patrick Henry, Harry Browne, Nigel Farage or Chris Christie. But if it doesn’t, the Tea Party is going to have to suck it up and get behind the candidate who gets the nod. It’s that simple. Defeating the Obama crowd is the job at hand, and victory must be assured.
The Tea Party can balance the books by seeing to it that it locks down every House seat possible and promotes hardliners for the Senate. Controlling the House and Senate, while cleansing the House leadership of Mr. Boehner, would go a long way in forcing a new president to adopt policies constructive to the formation of a constitutionally strong federal republic. Read