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Eric Odom, organizer and spokesman for the Tea Party movement, was interviewed on Fox News today about the movement’s future.
BW: What does the Tea Party want? What are they looking for as they continue to go forward? Obviously, you look at the poll that’s encouraging that some people are sort of glomming on to what you stand for?
EO: It really is simple. Our government, Congress, Senate, is elected and gives an oath to uphold the Constitution. Right now, through legislation that’s being proposed, they’re not doing what they’re suppose to do to uphold the Constitution. Also, what’s interesting about a lot of the polls including the one you cited earlier on the show, it’s clear all polls out there show the majority of the country do not support current proposed health care legislation. Why is it that those who are elected to represent us refuse to reflect the desires of the country? And that’s why you see the outrage out here and that’s why we’re going to take out some incumbents next year.
BW: So you’re going to move into campaign mode?
EO:Absolutely, and we’re starting to see this at a local level and a lot of people say that the Tea Party movement has gotten a little bit quieter and that’s true because what’s going on behind the scenes, you see it organizing across the country….
It’s phenomenal how rapidly the movement has grown and gained strength. It is, of course, essential to move at the grassroots level. How will the GOP hierarchy react in terms of fielding a national candidate? In other words, are they stuck on stupid?
And what’s with that Fox News poll showing 31% haven’t heard of the Tea Party movement?