Earlier this week, I put a lid on CPAC 2010. But then I read Micah Sifry’s post about tea partiers’ response to rumors that Bill Clinton and James Carville are planning to go after their leaders.
Since it’s harder to hit a moving target, Tea Party Patriots, an umbrella organization of tea party groups, asked grassroots activists to proclaim themselves the leaders they’ve been looking for:
Their rapid response underscores RedState’s Erick Erickson’s observations during a CPAC panel discussion, “Saving Freedom through Technology: Growth of the Online Movement”:
It is un-American and morally wrong for a former president to attack Americans who have gotten involved in the political system.
It was Thomas Jefferson who said, “When the people fear the government there is tyranny.”
What they still don’t understand is that this is a leaderless movement, this is a ‘We The People...’ movement. This site is a chance for ‘We The People’ to stand up and say that ‘I Am The Tea Party Leader.’
Indeed, nine of the top 10 talk radio hosts are conservative, according to Talkers magazine. And Rush Limbaugh “remains the most-listened-to talk host and more relevant culturally than ever.”
The right and the left are on an equal playing field online and we have a significant advantage. The left cannot, will not win on the radio. Who wants to listen to that for three hours a day? I mean, Air America has shut down and Gitmo is still open.
We have a significant advantage that we haven’t fully exploited, that we’re just beginning to exploit…It’s a beautiful marriage – online, the radio together.