Friday, February 5, 2010

Tea Party Nation Convenes in Nashville

I haven't met Chuck DeVore yet, but I can't find anything to disagree with in this interview with Dylan Ratigan. Dan Riehl, also at the clip, has the MSNBC video, which includes Ratigan's longer introduction:

As Dan notes, he's been a consistent critic of Tea Party Nation and its pay-to-play scheme for the convention. Personally, I have no qualms with the profit motive. It's just that Judson Phillips' organizing model seemed a bit more self-interested than I'd prefer, although by the looks of those who're heading to Nashville, such concerns have been subordinated in the larger grandeur of the moment. See Gateway Pundit, for example, "Liveblogging the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville" (via Memeorandum). And Melissa Clouthier has some comments on the movement. See, "The Tea Party Movement, Tea Party Nation & Judson Phillips: A Round-Up."

Also, at the Washington Post, "'Tea Party' Leaders to Unveil National Strategy for Grass-Roots Organizing." And, at CNN, "Tea Party Convention Aims to Boost the Movement."