Erick Erickson – Republican leaders need to know there’s a threat from conservatives to form 3rd partyWednesday, April 20th, 2011
The base needs to work now, within the party, to force the establishment to pay attention. The energy to create a third party and make it viable would distract from the present fight. Instead, the tea party movement needs to act like a third party within the GOP – separate itself from those presently in power if they are not true friends of the tea party movement and then seek to beat them from within…
If the Republican Party does not perceive and understand that it is under threat from within by its own base, it will continue surrendering when it should be fighting.