First I’d like to say I’m not a member of the Tea Party group. I’m not an independent. I’m a Democrat with generally centrist views.
I bet you are wondering what allows me to name the Tea Party Candidates so far for 2012? I guess the answer to that is they have a lot of supporters talking about them. They are definitely making news.
Okay, so in no particular order here are some of the names you’ll see- Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman, Gary Johnson.
Several of those folks would like drugs to be legalized. Some of them would like to grow drugs for medical use. Gary Johnson has gone out of his way to say that even though he wants drugs legalized he is not suggesting kids and abusers have free access. On the other hand you have some who are all for the drug war, and who are probably more Republican leaning folks like Mr. Pawlenty.
Ron Paul and Sarah Palin still have energy but they’ve lost a little of their shine I think. That of course can change and I guess we’ll have to wait and see how much excitement and cash they can each raise as we move closer to the election cycle.
Did I miss anyone you’ve heard about? Do you know anything about any of these folks? Are there any Pennsylvania leaders we should be talking about in this list?
Just think about it.