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The Tea Party examined


Sam Roggeveen


4 April 2011 09:00

Last Friday I met three St Louis bloggers who have each played a big part in making the Tea Party such an influential political movement in the US. Jim Hoft writes Gateway Pundit, a nationally prominent right-of-centre blog; Darin Morley is the creator of Reboot Congress; and Ben Evans contributes to 24th State, which comments on Missouri politics and promotes Tea Party causes.

I talked with all three bloggers about the origins and the future of the Tea Party. They were all confident about the sustainability of the movement, though there seemed to be some differences between them about just how long it will take for the Republican Party to nominate a real Tea Party candidate for president.

I ended the interview with a question for all three about foreign policy: does the Tea Party have one'

Oh, and a bonus Oz sighting for you: Gateway Pundit's Jim Hoft was very interested in the court case involving blogger and columnist Andrew Bolt.

Photo by Flickr user M. V. Jantzen.