Are 'Tea Parties' Real Politics?

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In the first year of the Obama Administration, the "tea party" movement made almost as much news as the federal stimulus, Wall Street, healthcare and the President himself.  Who organizes tea parties? Who goes to them?  Do they believe in "principles" or the slogans they chant for TV news cameras?  Could they become a coherent "movement" that could be seized by a charismatic candidate, like Sarah Palin?




Warren Olney