As much as I can appreciate Sarah Palin's hard work, her voice and her views, I do not believe she is a Representative of the Tea Party Members, nor should she be perceived as the Leader of the Tea Party Nation. She is only one voice.
As time moves on, Ms. Palin is beginning to endorse specific Republican candidates. For example, today, she spoke out and chose to support Governor Rick Perry for the Texas Governor's Race.
As a Texan, I do not support Governor Perry. I do not want Toll Roads, There are horrific problems with our boarders and illegal immigration. I do not agree with No Child Left Behind or Governor Perry's lack of involvement in improving Public Education. I was shocked by his Executive Order for Manditory HPV Vaccines for young girls. Let us not forget, that through the Recovery Act, Texas has been awarded $12,767,250,000.00 in Federal Funds and, to date, received $2,777,140,000.00. I can appreciate Governor Perry's outspoken rhetoric in 2009, but this is a new role for Rick Perry. Unfortunately, in my opinion, his days in politics are over; to include (if I may), Kay Baily Hutchinson.
Ms. Palin has spoken at several rallies and at this weekend's conference. But for the future, it might be wise to begin to bring in new voices, new faces to the rallies. Sarah Palin is beginning to look like a spokes-person for Tea Party Members and this is misleading.
One of my goals is to shake-up the existing two party system (for Texas Governor, Debra Medina) in order to take the needs of the American People seriously. Another goal is to shake-up our U.S. Representatives and Legislatures, so they may no longer take us for granted. Lifting up one individual and their views at this stage of the game (2010), as though they speak for the whole, may turn off some and alienate others. Remember, the tread that binds us are the Principles of the U.S. Constitution, along with the Bill of Rights.